Viet Nam targets US$11b from aquatic exports

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 08:00

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Viet Nam hopes to earn US$11 billion from aquatic exports by 2020, including US$5.5 billion from the shipment of farmed products.

The target was revealed by the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a press briefing in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

According to the General Statistics Office, in 2013, the aquatic sector earned revenue of $6.7 billion from exports, a year-on-year increase of 10.1 per cent.

The output of aquatic products has risen from nearly 1 million tonnes in 1990 to almost 6 million tonnes at present, including 2.7 million tonnes of caught products and 3 million tonnes of farmed products.— VNS

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