Cuttlefish, squid, octopus exports on the rise
Exports of cuttlefish, squid and octopus rose by 50% to US$269 million in the first half of this year, despite a reducing number of export markets, according to latest statistics from Vietnam Customs.
Cuttlefish, squid and octopus products have been shipped to 54 countries, less in number than last year. However, the total export value still increased as most export markets saw a growth.
Nine countries, namely the Republic of Korea, Japan, the EU, ASEAN, China, Israel, Taiwan, the US and Australia remain top importers of Vietnam cuttlefish and octopus. They made up 99% of the total export value in the first half of this year.
Exports to these markets saw a growth compared to the previous times. For instance, exports to the ROK jumped by 40.5% to US$95 million, keeping the country the largest importer of Vietnam cuttlefish and octopus.
Japan came second with US$63 million, up 39.4%, followed by the EU with US$51.5 million, up 101.6% and ASEAN with US$30 million, up 30%.
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