The export value of shrimp and Tra fish in 2011 is expected to reach high growth rate, according to the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
In the first half of January this year, Việt Nam exported 1,970 tons of white leg shrimps, worth US $15 million, 40% higher in volume and 64% in value compared to the same period in 2010.
The export of common tiger prawn, which holds 64% of the total export turnover of shrimps, reached 4,100 tons, worth US $42 million, or a year-on-year growth of 53.4% in volume and 67% in value.
With the average price of US $9.17 per kilogram, a year-on-year growth of 14%, the export turnover of shrimps remains highest in the country's export turnover of aquatic products.
In the recent years, EU is Việt Nam's largest Tra fish importer, accounting for 36% of the country's total export turnover of this kind of fish, followed by the US, Mexico and Russia./.
By Thùy Dung
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