Octopus exports to RoK surge

15:30 | 08/01/2015

VGP – Viet Nam earned US$156.4 million from exporting frozen octopus to the Republic of Korea (RoK) over the first 11 months of 2014, up 26.8% compared to the same period last year.

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According to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the export value of frozen octopus to the RoK accounted for 35.7% of the total value of Viet Nam’s mollusk exports.

Among the first nine months of 2014, Viet Nam’s aquatic export value to the RoK witnessed an average growth rate from 20-35% per month (except in January down 1.4%).

As of September 2014, Viet Nam was the second largest octopus supplier for the RoK.

By Thuy Dung