Aquatic exports hit US$3.45 billion in first half
16:52 | 26/06/2014

VGP – The US still maintains its position as the largest importer of Viet Nam’s aquatic items, accounting for 23% of the Southeast Asian country's total export of the products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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In June, Viet Nam earned US$536 million, bringing the total aquatic export turnover to US$3.45 billion in the first half of the year, up 24.2% compared to the same period last year.

The exports of the products to the US over the past five months attained US$671.86 million, up 45.83%.

Other markets witnessed sharp increases such as Japan up 8.36%, the Republic of Korea up 45.92% and China up 51.74%.

The EU is among the three largest importers of Viet Nam’s aquatic products, making up nearly 18% of the total, reaching more than US$1.18 billion.

The shrimp and tra fish exports to the EU hit US$409 million and US$385.4 million, respectively.

By Thuy Dung

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