In March 2013, Vietnam earned US$55.5 million of tuna exports, down 0.1 percent against March 2012. In the first quarter of 2013, exports reached US$154 million, up 18.8 percent over the same period of last year.
In March 2013, Viet Nam earned US$135 million of pangasius exports, down 16.1 percent from March 2012. In the first quarter of the year, exports totaled nearly US$388.5 million, down 8.7 percent from the compatible period of last year.
China, Chile, India boost exports to US, Canada slumps.
Skipjack prices at the Bangkok tuna auction hit a record level of $2400 per ton last month, although they have retreated slightly since then.
According to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs, the country’s seafood export value in the first half of April, 2013 hit over US$262 million, amounting to US$1,501 million since the beginning of this year.
Viet Nam’s fish paste and surimi exports dropped by 53.6% year on year in February. In the first two months of 2013, South Korea, Viet Nam’s largest fish paste and surimi importer, experienced a fall by 7.5% year on year. The other two largest markets, i.e. ASEAN and China & Hong Kong, enjoyed a high increase,Vol 10, Issue 02(52) | Mar - APR 2013
especially China & Hong Kong with a growth of 433%.
Viet Nam’s cephalopods exports in the first two months of 2013 occupied nearly US$55 million, down 18.4% year on year. All three largest importers of Viet Nam’s cephalopods, i.e. South Korea, Japan and EU, dropped by respectively 19%, 24% and 42%.Vol 10, Issue 02(52) | Mar - APR 2013
In January and February of 2013 Viet Nam shipped US$98.5 million of tuna, up 33% year on year. The US and EU, the two largest importers of Viet Nam’s tuna, registered respectively a 16.9% and 31.8% increase in the import value. The fastest-growing markets included Mexico, Tunisia and ASEAN, which witnessed a three-digit increase in the tuna iimports from Viet Nam.Vol 10, Issue 02(52) | Mar - APR 2013
Viet Nam’s pangasius exports in the first two months of 2013dwindled by 4.1% year on year to US$253.5 million. EU and Mexico, respectively the first and third largest importers of pangasius from Viet Nam, experienced a slip of 13.1% andVol 10, Issue 02(52) | Mar - APR 2013
29.2%. The US, the second largest, reported a slight increase of 1.5% compared to the same period of 2012.
Supply shortage due to infectious disease in producing countries are driving wholesale shrimp prices in Japan higher