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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Accumulated in the first 8 months of 2021, Vietnam's seafood exports reached nearly $5.6 billion, still increasing by about 7% thanks to high export results in the first 7 months of the year. In which, shrimp exports increased by 6.4% to 2.45 billion USD, pangasius exports reached 993 million USD, up 8.8%, tuna exports grew 12%, cephalopod and other fish exports increased by 4-5 %.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first half of this year, while exporting pangasius to the EU and China was difficult, Vietnamese pangasius enterprises boosted exports to other potential markets, including Brazil. As of the first half of July 2021, the total value of pangasius exports to Brazil reached 35.5 million USD, up 86.8% over the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, Vietnam's marine product exports continued to grow well in June 2021. In the first 6 months of 2021, marine products export value reached more than 1.6 billion USD, up by 15% over the same period in 2020.

(vasep.com.vn) Thanks to production stabilization, the total value of Vietnam's seafood exports in the first five months of the year still increased by 13.8% over the same period last year, reaching 3.27 billion USD. In which, shrimp export value reached 1.31 billion USD, up 11.8%; Pangasius export value reached US$637.8 million, up 14.7% of tuna reaching US$291.5 million, up 21% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) After growing in the first month of the year, Vietnam's cephalopod exports to Japan decreased continuously in February and March, so the total value of squid exports, Vietnam's octopus to this market in the first quarter of 2021 decreased by 17% compared to the same period in 2020, reaching more than 24 million USD. Japan is currently Vietnam's second largest single cephalopod export market, accounting for 21%.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In April 2021, Vietnam's export of marine products reached more than 303 million USD, up 19% over the same period in 2020. Accumulated in the first 4 months of this year, the export of marine products reached more than 1 billion USD, accounting for 42% of the country's total seafood export value and an increase of 13% over the same period in 2020.

(vasep.com.vn) In the first two months of 2021, the total value of Vietnam's shrimp exports reached US $376 million, down by 1.9% year-on-year. In which, CPTPP market sector is still leading, accounting for 34.26% of total shrimp export. Lack of containers and high sea freight to European and US markets and congestion at Chinese import ports due to strict corona virus control regulations have affected Vietnam's shrimp exports in the first 2 months of the year. However, since March, the situation has been more positive, so it is forecasted that shrimp exports in the second quarter of 2021 will flourish again.

(vasep.com.vn) According to statistics from Vietnam Customs, in the first half of March 2021, seafood exports of the whole country reached 326.3 million USD, therefore accumulated seafood exports from the beginning of the year to mid-March 2021 reached 1,327 billion USD. Seafood exports in March is estimated to reach about 640 million USD, up 1.6% over the same period, bringing total seafood export turnover from Vietnam in the first quarter of 2021 to US$1.64 billion, up by 3% over the same period in 2020.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first months of 2021, Vietnamese tuna exports to markets were extremely prosperous, especially to the US market.

In 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic has reduced the export of some Vietnamese marine products such as frozen tuna and other sea fish, frozen squid and octopus, but brought opportunities for dried and canned and processed seafood because they are suitable for home consumption, have a long shelf life, and can be processed quickly or ready to eat. Therefore, exports of many items such as canned tuna still increased by 19%, dried fish up 22%, dried marine shrimp grew 112%, dried squid added 29%, crabs extended 49%, fish sauce lifted by 24% ... Therefore, the total marine exports remained at 3.2 billion USD, equivalent to 2019.