( In the first half of 2016, Vietnam tuna exports hit US$224.7 million, equal to that of the same period of 2015. The figure in the period saw no growth due to low demand from main markets and higher global tuna price.

( Mexico is one of the 20 largest tuna suppliers as well as it is also one of large importers of tuna in the world. Through May 2016, Mexico imported tuna from 18 countries around the world including Vietnam.

( In June 2016, Vietnam tuna exports to Italy reached more than US$2.9 million, up 69% compared to the same period last year. Thanks to the consecutive growth since earlier this year, exports to the market in the first half of 2016 hit US$12.9 million, up 98.6% year on year. So far, Italy stayed as the largest tuna importer from Vietnam in the EU.

( After the rebound in April 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports posted a fall in May. According to the statistics of Vietnam Customs, tuna sales in May 2016 hit nearly US$38.45 million, down 7.3% over the same period. The figure in first 5 months of this year estimated at US$179.9 million, down 4% year on year.

( In Apr 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports valued nearly US$42.5 million, up 2.5% compared to the same period of 2015. The figure in the first 4 months of this year estimated at over US$141 million, down 3% from Jan-Apr 2015.

( While Vietnam's tuna exports to major markets such as the U.S, the EU and Japan were on the downward trend in the first 3 months of this year, the figure to ASEAN showed the positive growth. The total export value of tuna to this market in QI/2016 reached US$10.3 million, up 19.5% from QI/2015.

( Appearing in the top 10 largest tuna importers of Vietnam in the late 2015, China is regarded as a potential importing market of Vietnam tuna. In the first 3 months of this year, Vietnam's tuna exports to this market experienced a 3-digit growth, while those to others posted a year-on year decrease.

( In the first two months of 2016, Vietnam's tuna exports to Italy jumped up after a sharp decline in 2015. The total export value of tuna to the market in Jan-Feb 2016 reached more than US$5 million, up 189% year on year.

( The cargo of 5 tunas (volume of nearly 230 kg) originated from Binh Dinh province, Vietnam and caught under Japanese techniques have been auctioned successfully in Sakai city (Osaka Prefecture, Japan) by Japan-based Kato Hitoshi General Office Co. Ltd. The average auction price of Vietnam tuna is higher than that of tuna from many countries in the Asian region.

( In Feb 2016, Vietnam tuna exports reached nearly US$24 million, down 21% year on year. The cumulative figure in the first two months of 2016 hit US$60.7 million, down 4% from the same period of 2015 (US$63.3 million).

( Vietnam's tuna exports in Jan 2016 showed the advance after the continuous slump in 2015. The tuna exports in Jan 2016 rose 11% compared to the same period of 2015, reaching nearly US$36.9 million.

( In the late 2015, Vietnam's tuna exports to the U.S. showed a decline. However, the total tuna exports to the U.S. in 2015 of Vietnam reached over US$190 million, up 8.5% compared to 2014. The U.S. remained to be the largest importer of Vietnam tuna.

( In 2015, Vietnam tuna exports to Italy saw the decrease. Howerver, in the early 2016, tuna exports to the market have recovered.

( With ocean tuna capture production of 17,000 MT, Vietnamese enterprises import an additional of 5,000 MT of ocean tuna for processing each year.

( Total value of Vietnam's tuna imports from countries in 2015 recorded US$214.9 million, an increase of 16.8% compared to 2014. Imports of most tuna products are rising, especially raw tuna.


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