( Despite the decrease in 2015, Italy's tuna imports in 2016 had recovered. In Jan-Aug 2016, Italy’s tuna imports totaled US$563 million, up 5.3% compared to the same period in 2015. In late 2016, thanks to higher demand for holidays, tuna imports into the country expected to continue the rise.

( After the continuous decline in the last 3 months, Vietnam's tuna exports to China rebounded. With this growth, Vietnam’s tuna exports to China next year expected to continue the rise.

The Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) jointly launched a training course on protecting dolphins during fishing tuna in Phu Yen province on December 13.

( After the continuous slump, Vietnam's tuna exports to the EU in 2016 has recovered, especially in the end of the year.

Vietnam tuna exports to the EU is showing signs of recovery and upturn in the remainder of this year after several months of declines, hitting US$87.9 million in ten months, a year-on-year rise of 4.9%.

( In the first 10 months of 2016, Vietnam’s tuna exports totaled US$410 million, up 5.2% compared to the same period last year. During this period, Vietnam’s enterprises tended to boost exports of frozen tuna loins (HS code 0304) and cooked tuna loin or flake (HS code 1604). Exports of frozen tuna loin reached US$196.3 million, accounting for 47.8% of Vietnam’s total tuna exports.

( Italy is one of the biggest markets in the world for tuna consumption with a 3% rise in the import demand in the first half of 2016. In particular, imports frozen tuna as raw materials surged up 17%. Shipments to the market accounted for 6% Vietnam tuna exports. Recently, Italy stayed as a potential importing market of Vietnam, for both frozen and processed segments.

( The US claimed as the largest importer of Vietnam tuna for both frozen and processed items.

( In the first 9 months of 2016, Vietnam tuna exports totaled US$354.6 million, an increase of 3.8% over the same period last year. Of that, exports of fresh/live/frozen tuna (HS code 03) accounted for 57.8% of total export value.

( Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam are top 3 largest suppliers of tuna to Israel. According to the ITC, as of Jun 2016, tuna imports into Israel totaled over US$37 million, in which, imports from Thailand hit US$10.8 million, imports from Philiipines hit US$8 million and imports from Vietnam reached nearly US$7 million.

( After the decline in 3 consecutive years, Vietnam tuna exports this year showed signs of recovery. Tuna sales in August 2016 hit US$43.8 million, up 10% year on year. Through August 2016, the figure was US$309.8 million, up 2.1% year on year.

Vietnam’s tuna exports increased by 0.9 percent in the first seven month of the year to reach more than 266 million USD, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (Vasep).

( In the first 7 months of this year, Vietnam's tuna exports to Spain showed the year-on-year fall. Therefore, Spain was no longer in top 3 largest importers of Vietnam tuna.

( Canada claimed as the 7th largest tuna importer in the world and was listed in top 8 largest tuna importers from Vietnam. While Vietnam tuna exports to major markets such as the U.S, EU and Japan witnessed a fall in recent months, those to Canada posted a continuous rise. Canada is regarded as a potential market to replace some traditional markets of Vietnam tuna at this time.

( As of July 2016, Vietnam sent tuna to 87 importing markets, and tuna exports of the country are showing signs of recovery. In Jan-Jul 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports valued at over US$266 million, up 0.9% compared to the same period last year.


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