( Accounting for 17 - 18% of Vietnam's seafood exports in the past 2 years with a value of over $1.4 billion, China is in the top 3 import markets of Vietnamese seafood. However, because exports to this market have declined continuously since the beginning of the year, so in the first three quarters of 2021, exports to China only account for 11% of Vietnam's total seafood exports.

( After a deep decline for 2 consecutive months due to social distancing and Covid prevention, Vietnam's seafood exports in October had positive signs, with a figure of 918 million USD, nearly equivalent to the same period in 2020 and increased by 47% compared to September 2021.

( Vietnam's seafood exports from 2018 to now have been affected by factors such as falling demand and import prices in some key markets, technical barriers and taxes. especially the Covid epidemic, which disrupted the supply and consumption chains in the past 2 years. However, in that context, Vietnam's seafood exports did not plunge too deeply because the pedestal was FTA agreements from 2018 up to now, including the CPTPP and EVFTA agreements.

( In the first 9 months of the year, seafood exports still maintained a growth rate of 2.8%, reaching nearly USD 6.2 billion. To what extent will seafood exports recover in the fourth quarter? Export turnover by the end of 2021 will reach the target higher than 2020? Please get VASEP s Report on Vietnam Seafood Exports which will be issued on November 10th 2021 to get full picture of Vietnam seafood exports in firts 9 months of 2021 and forecast on last 3 months of the year.

( Vietnam's seafood exports to the US in the third quarter of 2021 slowed down compared to the second quarter, but still increased by 5.7% compared to the same period last year. By the end of September 2021, Vietnam's seafood exports to the US reached US$1.45 billion, up 24% over the same period last year.

( Over the past 2 months, the Covid epidemic broke out strongly and the export distancing requirements reduced seafood exports to many large and small markets. However, Spain is one of the few markets that still maintains the growth of Vietnam's seafood imports during this difficult period with an increase of 48% in August and continued to increase by 6.3% in September 2021, reaching 7.2 million USD.

( Vietnam’s seafood exports continued falling 23 percent in September, following a significant decline of 36 percent in August. In first 9 months of 2021, the export of seafood from Vietnam hit 6.2 billion USD, up 3 percent year-on-year.

Vietnam’s aquatic products have gained the favour of Australian consumers, Secretary of the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Andrew Metcalfe told a workshop on October 1.

The US is Vietnam’s leading agricultural importer, and Vietnam is also a big buyer of US farm produce

( Up to now, after a long period of being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the epidemic situation in Ho Chi Minh City as well as some provinces in the Mekong Delta region is currently under better control. Therefore, businesses in general and companies in the seafood industry in particular are accelerating the post-COVID-19 recovery process.

Vietnam will need to invest about VND313 trillion (US$13.7 billion) in its seaport system by 2030, which will be mobilised mainly from non-budget sources, according to the master plan on the development of Vietnam’s seaport system in the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.

( Although Vietnam's seafood exports to the EU in August 2021 decreased by nearly 31%, there are still some important markets that maintain positive growth this month such as Spain and Portugal with the main contribution of clam exports.

( The 4th Covid wave broke out strongly in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 provinces and cities - key seafood processing and export areas of Vietnam, causing a sharp drop in export turnover to many major markets in August 2021. However, in this dark picture at this stressful Covid period, there are still small bright spots in some niche markets such as Mexico and many others.

( 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 %.

( After more than a month of operation in the context of social distancing, seafood export results in August decreased by 27% compared to the same period last year, reaching about 588 million USD.