(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, Vietnam's exports of fish cakes and surimi grew continuously in the first 5 months of 2021. And by the end of May 2021, exports Vietnam's fish cakes and surimi exports reached 160 million USD, up 37% over the same period in 2020.
Currently, Vietnam exports fish cakes and surimi products to 39 markets around the world. In which, Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Belarus and Taiwan are the 8 single markets that import the most fish cakes and surimi from Vietnam, accounting for 88% of the total export value.
Korea is currently the largest import market for fish cakes and surimi of Vietnam. After a decline in Vietnam's imports of fish cakes and surimi in 2020, South Korea's imports in 2021 tend to be unstable. The export value of Vietnam's fish cakes and surimi to the market in the first 5 months of 2021 is equivalent to the same period in 2020, reaching more than 34.3 million USD.
Similarly, Thailand also tends to increase imports of fish cakes and surimi from Vietnam in 2021. In the first five months of 2021, the country imported more than US$34.2 million worth of Vietnamese surimi, an increase of 83% compared to the same period of 2020. The share of this market in Vietnam's total exports of fish cakes and surimi increased from 16% to 22%.
Vietnam's exports of fish cakes and surimi to China are also maintaining their growth momentum, reaching $22 million in the first five months, up 14% over the same period in 2020.
Russia, Malaysia, Belarus and Taiwan are also increasing imports of fish cakes and surimi from Vietnam. Notably, exports to the Belarusian market grew strongly. In 2020, Belarus was only a small import market, but in 2021, with a "galloping" rate of 8,148% over the same period, this country is the 7th largest import market of Vietnamese surimi.