U.S. becomes largest tra fish importer of VN
16:23 | 19/12/2018

VGP – The U.S. has overcome China and Hong Kong to become the largest importer of Viet Nam’s tra fish in 2018.

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According to the information released by the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) on December 19, Viet Nam gained US$494.3 million from exporting tra fish to the U.S. over the recent 11 months of 2018, a year-on-year increase of 54.6% and making up 24.2%.

Meanwhile, tra fish exported to China and Hong Kong only increased 29.3% against the same period last year, reaching US$482.8 million, accounting for 23.7%.

The nation earned US$217.8 million from exporting tra fish to the EU in 11 months, up 17.1%.

The total export turnover of tra fish in November this year saw an increase of 5.2% compared to the previous month.

VASEP forecasted that the tra fish exports in 2018 may attain US$2.3 billion.

By Thuy Dung

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