September 16, 2016
Asean 4th-largest buyer of Vietnam pangasius
Vietnamese pangasius exports to the Asean region during the first seven months were valued at US$79.8 million, up 0.2% compared with the same period last year.
Within the bloc, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines emerged as the top three buyers, recording year-on-year increases of 1.3%; 1.6% and 4.4%, respectively, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers. During this period, Asean was the fourth-largest importer of Vietnamese pangasius, after the US, EU and China-Hong Kong.
Vietnam mainly exported frozen pangasius fillets and frozen pangasius steak to fellow Asean members, which also include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. In particular, Thailand was the largest importer, accounting for 35.8% of Vietnamese exports to the region and 3.1% of total pangasius exports of Vietnam.
Vietnamese pangasius exports to Asean in the fourth quarter are expected to increase 10% over the same period in 2015.