Aquatic exports to RoK enjoy surge

10:54 | 26/05/2014

VGP – Viet Nam’s aquatic exports to the Republic of Korea (RoK) in the first quarter of 2014 reached US$129 million, up 56% compared to the same period a year earlier.

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According to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the exports of tuna made a record high by posting a growth rate of 525%. 

Viet Nam began to export tra fish to the RoK this year.

It is the third largest aquatic exporter of the RoK, accounting for 13.2% of the total (after China and Russia).

The country ranked first in providing shrimp for the RoK, accounting for 47%. 

With the total market share of 24%, Viet Nam is the second largest octopus and cuttlefish exporter of the RoK.

By Thuy Dung