VN:Seafood export in August estimated at $ US 749 million

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According to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), seafood export value in August, 2017 was estimated at $ US 749 million, bringing total seafood export in the first 8 months to $ US 5.13 billion, an increase of 18.1 per cent compare to the same period last year.

The US, Japan, China and S. Korea were 4 main import markets of Vietnamese seafood, accounting for 55.6 per cent of total seafood export value. Markets that had the strongest growth rates were China (57.2 per cent), Japan (30.8 per cent), U.K (30.1 per cent), S. Korea (28.8 per cent), Holland (25.3 per cent) and Canada (57.2 per cent). According to MARD, in August, tra fish raw material price at Mekong Delta region was quite high, from VND 22.000 to 25.000 per kilo. Besides, shrimp raw material price has increased, especially the black tiger shrimp.

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