Tra fish exports in the first nine months of this year increased 0.2 percent to over US$1.27 billion against the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP).
|Processing fillet tra fish (Source: VNA)|
Despite a decline of 5.8 percent from the same period last year, the European Union and the United States remained Vietnamese tra fish’s largest importers.
Tra fish exports to the EU and US markets accounted for 20.4 percent and 18.9 percent of the country’s total export value of the item, respectively.
ASEAN ranked third among Vietnam’s tra importer. In the reviewed period, Vietnam’s tra fish export turnover to the bloc reached US$102 million or a 12.4 percent rise over the same period last year.
Thailand led the association in importing Vietnam’s tra fish, followed by Singapore and the Philippines.