Mekong Delta provinces record increase of shrimp exports to Europe in Q1
17:10 | 06/04/2021

VGP - The provinces in the Mekong Delta have recorded rises in shrimp exports in the European market in the first quarter of this year, according to their departments of Industry and Trade.

Mekong Delta provinces record shrimp export rise in Europe in Q1

Accordingly, Ca Mau province topped the list of local regions exporting shrimp products, with export turnover in the reviewed quarter enjoying a year-on-year increase of 6% to US$163 million, equal to 15% of the set plan.

In Bac Lieu Province, the total seafood exports in Q1 were estimated at $163 million, achieving 18% of the plan, up 8% year-on-year.

Of which, frozen shrimps yielded $160 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period last year. 

Similarly, a number of major Mekong Delta localities such as Soc Trang and Kien Giang have also witnessed positive growth in terms of shrimp exports.

The departments of Industry and Trade of Mekong Delta provinces said that export turnover in Q1 increased compared to the same period last year, thanks to impacts of the advantages of free trade agreements that Viet Nam has signed with other countries in the world. 

The signing of several FTAs has contributed to boosting Ca Mau’s shrimp exports to the EU market, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland, with rises of 154%, 15%, 41%, and 568%, respectively.

Besides the improved shrimp exports, the prices of raw shrimps have also been at fairly high levels so farmers are extremely excited. 

Alongside robust export growth, tiger shrimps sized 12 pcs per kilogram fetched VND210,000-VND220,000 per kilogram; white-leg shrimps sized 100 pcs per kilogram raised in plastic-lined ponds were sold at VND103,000-VND113,000 per kilogram while those raised in conventional ponds were sold at VND101,000-VND111,000 per kilogram.

By Vien Nhu

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