Viet Nam’s shrimps exported to 100 countries
VGP - Viet Nam shrimps are exported to 100 countries, with Europe, the U.S., Japan, China and the Republic of Korea being the top five importers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
By the end of October this year, seafood exports earned nearly US$7.5 billion, a decrease of 20 percent over the same period last year, official statistics show.
During January-October, shrimps accounted for 38 percent of seafood export turnover with a value of over US$2.8 billion, a decrease of 24 percent over the same period last year.
Viet Nam has become the second biggest shrimp exporter in the world, with the export value making up 13-14 percent of the world's total export value.
This year, the shrimp farming area is expected to reach 750,000 ha, of which black tiger shrimp is 610,000 ha, white shrimp is 120,000 ha, the rest is giant freshwater prawn and others.
According to the national action plan for developing Viet Nam's shrimp industry, by 2025, the total area of brackish water shrimp farming will reach 750,000 hectares.
The anticipated yield of farmed shrimp is set to surpass 1 million tons, with the total export value of shrimp products expected to reach US$10 billion.
However as of 2022, the brackish water shrimp farming area stood at 737,000 hectares, yielding approximately 745,000 tons of shrimp, and the total export value of shrimp products amounted to US$4.3 billion./.