Vietnamese shrimp exports generate USD 1,900 million until July
Shrimp processing plant. (Photo: VASEP)
(VIET NAM, 10/16/2018)
Vietnamese shrimp export value declined by 20.3 per cent in July, reaching USD 294.5 million, with which accumulated sales abroad in the first seven months this year grew only by 0.2 per cent year-on-year, to USD 1,900 million.
According to statistics from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (VASEP), sales of whiteleg shrimp occupied 67.6 per cent in Vietnam’s total shrimp exports, those of black tiger shrimp took up 23.4 per cent and those of marine shrimp picked up 8.9 per cent.
In the first seven months of 2018, the export value of whiteleg shrimp increased by 7 per cent while that of black tiger shrimp fell by 8 per cent. Marine shrimp exports dropped by 20 per cent in value compared to the same period last year.