Viet Nam records crab export increases

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 08:00

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Since the start of 2014, Viet Nam seafood processors have exported live crabs to the Chinese market valued at nearly US$650,000 per month.

According to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), in 2013, China reduced its crab imports from other countries, while Viet Nam remained the key crab exporter to the Chinese market.

As per statistics revealed by the Viet Nam Customs, by the end of last year, the total export value of the country's crabs to China reached US$7.72 million, up 31.6 per cent against 2012. Live crabs accounted for nearly 90 per cent of the export ratio to the Chinese market and the remaining came from processed and canned crabs. — VNS

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