Vietnam – the biggest supplier of processed clam to Spain
(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to Vietnam Customs, as of 30th Oct 2016, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports to Spain were worth by US$13.2 million, up 26.5% compared to the same period of 2015. Shipments to Spain accounted for 20% of total export value of Vietnam’s bivalve mollusks and the market also stayed as the 1st largest importer of the item from Vietnam in the EU.
This year, Spain not only increased imports of bivalve mollusks from Vietnam but also from other countries with higher total imports over last year. In the first 8 months of this year, Spain’s bivalve mollusk imports touched US$419.5 million, up from US$377.3 million in the same period last year. In 2015, Peru stayed as the biggest supplier of bivalve mollusks to Spain, but this year the market droped to the 4th rank and Chile replaced to the 1st. Vietnam claimed as the 11th biggest seller to Spain in the first 8 months of this year with the equal export value in the same period last year.
Spain mainly imports of processed clams and mussels. Processed clams are an advantage of Viet Nam, and Viet Nam was the leading supplier of the item to this market. The average export price of Vietnam’s processed clam to Spain in Jan-Aug this year ranged from US$1,581 to US$1,807 per MT.
Written by Ngoc Thuy
Compiled by Dieu Thuy