OVERVIEW ON VIETNAM PANGASIUS INDUSTRY

Pangasius have been raising and developing mostly in 10 Mekong Delta River provinces of Vietnam, including: An Giang, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Ben Tre, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, and two provinces (Tay Ninh and Quang Nam) with total farming area of 6,078 hectares (in 2017) and expected to rise up to 5,700 hectares in 2021. In 2021, pangasius output in Vietnam reached 1.48 million MT, down 4.5% year on year.

Provinces of Can Tho, An Giang and Dong Thap are the leading culture regions of Pangasius in the Mekong Delta, account for over 75% of the total national Pangasius production. Pangasius industry is selfcontrolled in raw material sources toward sustainable production chain.

Pangasius products are produced in compliance with strict international food safety and international quality management standards such as GlobalGAPASC and BAP..

Pangasius is more and more popular in the world thanks its heath and nutrition. The fish has been exported to 132 countries and territories, including demanding markets as the EU, Brazil, USA, Australia and Canada.

Pangasius exports in 2021 recorded sales of over $1.6 billion, up 8%. The 2 largest markets include China and the US, accounting for 16% and 23% total Vietnam pangasius sales, respectively. Besides, top 10 import markets also include Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Thailand, the UK, Netherland, Canada and Russia.

Top 3 pangasius exporters of Vietnam are Vinh Hoan Corp, Bien Dong Seafood and Van Duc Tien Giang Food. Dong Thap, Can Tho and An Giang are 3 provinces having the highest pangasius sales.

More detailed information on Vietnam pangasius, please click here to download the booklet - Pangasius 26 Q&A

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