Vietnamese shrimp exports rebounded and grew 21.3 per cent as of August over the same period last year, to USD 2.3 billion, thanks to a rise in demand from major importing.
As reported by Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (VASEP), the area of ??brackish water shrimp farming in the first 8 months of the year estimated at over 679,000 hectares, representing a 4.2 per cent growth over the same period last year. The yield reached over 363,000 MT, which is an increase of 21.4 per cent year on year.
Whiteleg shrimp shipments represented 64.2 per cent of all the Vietnamese shrimp sales abroad, from 60.4 per cent in the first eight months of 2016.
The participation of black tiger shrimp exports declined from 31.4 per cent to 24.5 per cent and that of marine shrimp grew from 8.2 per cent to 11.2 per cent.
Port strike hits Bio Bio fishing sector Chile
It is estimated that some USD 243 million has been lost by the Bio Bío Region due to the national strike that since November 7 has been carried out by port workers.