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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As of August 2017, Vietnam’s tuna exports valued at US$376 million, up 21% year on year. The export value to top 8 major importing markets witnessed the good growth over the same period of 2016, except for ASEAN.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As the largest tuna buyer in the Middle East, Egypt annually imports about US$130 million of tuna products. In particular, imports of canned tuna accounted for 99% of the country's total tuna imports over the last 10 years. 100% of canned tuna products in Egypt are imported, which is due to the fact that the country does not have a processing plant. Most of processed canned tuna products into this country are for domestic consumption, with a few being exported to Sudan.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In recent months, Vietnam's tuna exports to markets continued to witness the good growth. According to the statistics from Vietnam Customs, Vietnam's tuna exports in the first 7 months of 2017 valued at US$328 million, an increase of 22% over the same period of 2016. Shipments to most major importing markets went up over the same period.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the statistics Vietnam customs, Vietnam's tuna exports to the U.S fell slightly in April 2017, but then recovered. The figure in the first 6 months of 2017 amounted to US$108 million, up 16% year on year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The first half of 2017, Vietnam's tuna exports to Israel continued to grow at a high level. As a result, Israel currently ranked as the 3rd largest tuna buyer of Vietnam in the period, behind the U.S and the EU. Through June 2017, Vietnam’s tuna sales totaled US$22.7 million, up 167% over the same period in 2016.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of 2017, Vietnam’s tuna exports totaled US$271 million, up 21% over the same period last year. Exports to main importing markets as well as other countries almost increased from a year before. In particular, shipments of processed/canned tuna witnessed the remarkable increase of 33.7% year on year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Though tuna exports to South Korea currently makes up 0.3% of Vietnam’s total tuna exports, the market continues being considered as the potential importing market of Vietnam tuna in the coming time, especially fresh and frozen tuna products.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In recent years, tuna has become increasingly popular in Russia. Imports of tuna products into Russia are on the rise. This country has been also increasing tuna imports from Vietnam in the last 5 years

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) As the largest tuna buyer in the Middle East, Egypt annually imports about US$130 million of tuna products. In particular, imports of canned tuna accounted for 99% of the country's total tuna imports over the last 10 years. 100% of canned tuna products in Egypt are imported, which is due to the fact that the country does not have a processing plant. Most of processed canned tuna products into this country are for domestic consumption, with a few being exported to Sudan.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Recently, Saudi Arabia increases imports of canned tuna. However, Saudi Arabia requires higher quality compared to other markets in the Middle East. The country stays as the second largest tuna importer in the region and is a potential importing market of some suppliers such as Thailand and Indonesia and Vietnam.

Australia and Vietnam will increase the level of cooperation between the two countries in an effort to combat illegal fishing in the Asia Pacific region.

Vietnam’s shrimp exports to China rose 30% in the first half of 2017, reaching almost US$283 million, making it a potential destination to replace the established markets where the export of Vietnam’s seafood is struggling.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Australia currently imported low value tuna products such as frozen and canned tuna fillets, such as skipjack. Main suppliers are from Asian countries, including Vietnam.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first four months of 2017, the U.S imported tuna from 58 countries around the world. Of that, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and China were are top 4 largest tuna suppliers to the market. Imports from Thailand took up 35%, followed by Vietnam with 11%, Ecuador with 9% and China with 9% in total tuna imports into the U.S. Currently, tuna imports from Vietnam, Ecuador and China into the U.S went up, while those from Thailand declined.

Vietnam’s tuna export turnover rose 21 percent year-on-year to hit 271 million USD in the first half of the year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)


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