(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam's shrimp production and export in the second half of September 2021 has shown more positive signs, especially in some key shrimp provinces such as Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau. Thanks to good epidemic control direction, businesses have both made efforts to fight the epidemic while trying to maintain production and export.
In September, shrimp exports to most of the main markets continued to decline, but the reduction rate was lower. The easing of social distancing since mid-September has helped businesses gradually restore production after the epidemic.
According to data from Vietnam Customs, in September 2021, Vietnam's shrimp exports decreased by 20% to US$308.5 million. The rate of decline was lower than in August 2021. Shrimp exports to some markets have shown signs of slight recovery: Exports to the US market in September 2021 increased by 8% over the same period last year, exports to the EU in September recorded a lower decline compared to the same period last month. 8, exports to the Korean market increased by 4%. Exports to the remaining markets in the top 10 main markets still fell sharply in September.
By the end of September 2021, shrimp exports reached 2.76 billion USD, up 2.7% over the same period in which vannamei shrimp increased by 10% to reach 2.13 billion USD, while black tiger shrimp decreased by 1.7%. reached 422.5 million USD. In the structure of Vietnam's exported shrimp products, vannamei shrimp accounted for 77.2%, black tiger shrimp accounted for 15.3%, and marine shrimp accounted for 7.5%.
Among the exported vannamei and black tiger shrimp products as of September this year, only the export value of live/fresh/frozen vannamei shrimp (HS code 03) increased by 20%, the rest of the products decreased compared to the previous year. with the same period last year. Demand for affordable vannamei shrimp products increased sharply during the Covid-19 epidemic season.
After declining in August, Vietnam's shrimp exports to the US in September 2021 recovered slightly, up 8% to $97.6 million. Accumulated in the first 9 months of the year, shrimp exports to the US reached over 775 million USD, up 22% over the same period.
Vietnam's shrimp exports to the EU in September 2021 decreased by 15% to 48.8 million USD. Although still decreasing, the rate of decrease was lower than that of August. In the first 9 months of this year, shrimp exports to this market reached nearly USD 408 million, up 10% over the same period. The three main import markets in the bloc are Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. As of September this year, exports to Germany and Belgium increased by 22% and 2% respectively, exports to the Netherlands decreased by 1%.