Local tra fish exports to the UK up almost 70% in value

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 17:00

Viet Nam’s exports of tra fish to the UK surged by nearly 70 per cent in the first quarter of this year. —Photo thitruongthuysan.com

Viet Nam’s tra fish exports to the UK in the first quarter increased by 69.5 per cent to US$11.9 million, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

The exports mainly comprised frozen tra fillet, the most high-priced item at $5.3 per kilogramme.

Frozen tra fish steak exported to the UK also fetched high prices of $4.3 - 4.7 this quarter.

The UK, the second largest market for Viet Nam’s tra fish, is expected to remain a major buyer in Europe this year, according to VASEP.

Its demand is expected to grow steadily and prices are likely to remain high this year, making it a attractive market for Vietnamese exporters.

Viet Nam is the sixth largest supplier of white meat to the UK after Iceland, China, Norway, Russia, and the Faroe Islands. — VNS

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