EU remains the largest buyer of Vietnamese shrimp
(11/22/2019 12:00:00 AM)
The European Union (EU) was the largest market of Vietnamese shrimp in the first two months of 2019.
January-February, export value of Vietnamese shrimp fell year-on-year
by 15.2 percent to 373.6 million USD. Accounting for 20.5 percent of
total export turnover, the EU secured its position as biggest buyer of
Vietnamese shrimp. Within the EU, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany
were the top buyers.
White-leg shrimp continued to occupy a key position in this market, making up 82 percent of total shrimp shipments.
eyes more than 4 billion USD in shrimp exports this year thanks to free
trade agreements. It said the shrimp sector would make a breakthrough
in exporting to 28 EU countries – enjoying low import tariffs once the
EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement takes effect – for an estimated export
value of 1 billion USD.