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Seafood export earnings surge 6.8 percent in 11 months

Seafood export earnings surge 6.8 percent in 11 months

HÀ NỘI: Việt Nam’s seafood export turnover in November reached US$852 million, raising the total value for the first 11 months to $8.1 billion, a year-on-year increase of 6.8 per cent.

Main contributors to the increase were tra fish ($2 billion), tuna and cuttlefish ($600 million) and octopus ($609 million).

The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were the four largest importers of Vietnamese seafood.

Meanwhile, markets with strong growth included Thailand (17.1 per cent), the UK (14.5 per cent), the Republic of Korea (12.2 per cent) and Australia (11 per cent).