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.