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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) The complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemic continue in the world as well as in the country, significantly affecting trade and production activities. However, thanks to Vietnam's effective epidemic control solutions along with relatively favorable weather conditions and a slight increase in the prices of aquatic products, in the first 5 months of 2021, the fishery industry has kept growing. Total fishery production in May was estimated at 782.8 thousand tons, up 4.2% over the same period in 2020. Seafood export value in the first 5 months of 2021 reached US$3.27 billion, up 12% compared to same period in 2020.

(seafood.com.vn) According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ca Mau province, export turnover of the province in the first 5 months of the year was estimated at 360.56 million USD, reaching 32.78% of the plan, up 19.25% over the same period of 2020. In which, seafood export is estimated at 331.82 million USD, equaling 31.78% of the plan, up 18.06% over the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) In the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam's seafood exports to the US got 334 million USD, up 16.5% over the same period in 2020. After a strong increase of 36% in March, exports to this market soared 64% in April 2021 to reach US$149 million, bringing the result of exports to the US in the first 4 months of 2021 to US$483 million, up 28% compared to same period in 2020.

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(seafood.vasep.com.vn) On May 1, 2021, the UK - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) officially took effect. The agreement is expected by the two countries to create more new opportunities in trade and investment relations between Vietnam and the UK in the near future.

On May 19th, 2021, at the webinar "Sustainability certification: win-win cooperation for effective application" organized by VASEP, the Association has announced the decision to establish the VASEP Sustainability Certifications Advisory Council (VASEP CERACO) with a list of council members, operating regulations and annual action plan of 2021. VASEP CERACO Council will support VASEP member businesses to apply well and conveniently international sustainability certifications.

(vasep.com.vn) By the end of April 2021, Vietnam seafood exports were estimated at over $2.5 billion, up by 13% over the same period last year. In 2020 and the first 2 months of 2021, due to the impact of Covid, the supply chain is disrupted, especially in the logistics segment, Vietnam's seafood exports have declined or slowed down at times. From March 2021, Vietnam's seafood export started to recover markedly with a growth of 17% over the same period. In April, exports broke out more strongly with a growth of nearly 30% to nearly 800 million USD.

(vasep.com.vn) In the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam's seafood export reached US$ 1.73 billion, an increase of nearly 7% over the same period last year. In which, exports of marine products reached 728 million USD, up 10%, aquaculture seafood exports reached over 1 billion USD, up 4.4% over the same period last year.

(seafood. vasep.com.vn) Thanks to the growth of nearly 17% in March with over 735 million USD, the seafood export turnover of the whole country in the first quarter of 2021 reached 1.7 billion USD, up nearly 7% over the same period. period last year. It is forecasted that seafood export in the second quarter will continue to grow 10% to about 2.1 billion USD.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, in the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam seafood export reached 1.73 billion USD, up by 7% over the same period last year. In particular, the marine products accounted for a dominant proportion with 42% and an outstanding growth of 11% with a turnover of 728 million USD, surpassing shrimp (661 million USD, up by 5%) and pangasius (331 million USD, up by 3%).

(vasep.com.vn) According to statistics of the Vietnam customs, Vietnam's seafood export in March reached over 735 million USD, up by nearly 17% over the same period in 2020. This is an over-expected growth because exports to most key markets increased strongly, except for Japan, down by 2.8%. By the end of the first quarter of 2021, Vietnam's seafood exports reached US $ 1.73 billion, an increase of nearly 7% over the same period last year.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) According to the Department of Industry and Trade of the Mekong Delta provinces, in the early months of 2021, the shrimp export situation in the European market have many prosperity and strong growth.

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Compared to the same period last year, in Q1/2021, seafood exports of Bac Lieu province was quite prosperous and the export turnover reached over 163 million USD, equaling 18.46% of the year plan and increasing by 8.31% over the same period. Seafood exporters continue to take advantage to expand new markets of shrimp and other seafood products.

(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.

(vasep.com.vn) In 2020, while the Covid pandemic caused Vietnam's seafood exports to most of major markets to decline, exports to some CPTPP countries such as Australia and Canada recorded positive growths: Export to Australia increased by 9%, to Canada grew 14%.