August 10, 2011


Vietnam's pangasius fish exports to US reach US$135 million



Vietnam has exported nearly 39,000 tonnes of pangasius fish worth US$135 million to the US so far this year, the figures representing an on-year increase of 85.5% on volume and 105.5% in value.


The US continues to top the list of Vietnam's pangasius fish importers, making up 16% of the Southeast Asian country's pangasius fish export turnover, said the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).


The export price of pangasius fish dropped to US$3.19 per kilogram in March but rose to US$3.79 per kilogram in May.


In the first half of this year, the average export price of pangasius fish rose by 12% from the same period last year to US$3.51 per kilogram.

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