VASEP said the shrimp sector would make a breakthrough in exporting to 28 European Union countries as the nation will enjoy low import tariffs once the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement takes effect for an estimated export value of $1 billion .
According to VASEP, 2018 ended with shrimp exports failing to meet the business targets. They reached $3.55 billion, down 7.8 percent from the previous year.
The shrimp industry targeted to gain an export value of $4.8 billion in 2018 due to the many advantages of exports promotion. These advantages from existing mechanism and policies include a programme on sustainable development of the fisheries economy during 2016-2020.
However, shrimp demand
At the end of last year, world shrimp prices fell. The supply from shrimp-producing countries such as India, Thailand
Inventories in India, Ecuador
In 2018, Vietnam’s shrimp exports to its four main markets declined from the previous year. The value of exports to China dropped by 28 percent; Japan fell by 9.2 percent. Exports to the EU and the US were down by 2.8 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. The exports to the Republic of Korea and Canada saw slight increases of 1 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively.
The EU was still the largest market for exported Vietnamese shrimp, accounting for 23.6 percent of exports with a value of $838.3 million.
White-leg shrimp continued to occupy a key position in the market, accounting for 68.7 percent of shrimp exports, while tiger shrimp accounted for 23 percent and other types of shrimp 8.3 percent.