Despite the context of Covid-19, Vietnam’s clam exports to the EU market increased sharply in 2021
MEKSEA.COM – After the vaccination campaign and economic stimulus package from the beginning of the year, the seafood demands in the EU have recovered markedly. Besides, the tariff advantage from the EVFTA is considered an opportunity to promote most of Vietnam’s seafood products to this potential market.
According to VASEP, in 2021, the export of bivalve to the EU market increased sharply by 37%, reaching USD 87 million, in which, clam product exports increased by 42%, reaching USD 78 million.
Clam becomes the 4th largest export value seafood to the EU market. In which, Vietnam’s clam exports to the top three largest markets of Spain, Italy and Portugal increased by 38-44%.
In addition, Vietnam is also a key source of bivalve for major markets such as the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China. In 2021, Vietnam’s bivalve exports to markets such as the US, Taiwan, and China grew strongly to triple digits.
Besides the EU, the US market is in high demand for bivalves from Vietnam also increased sharply in 2021 compared to the decrease in domestic catches, the supply of this item to the US has reduced processing capacity. In 2021, the price of scallops in the US reached to a record because of a lack of supply, especially large scallops. As a result, the US imported bivalves from Vietnam such as clams because of the affordable price.
Besides clams, shrimp exports also increased by nearly 19%, reaching 613 million USD, accounting for nearly 57% of seafood exports to the EU. Notably, vannamei shrimp exports to Germany increased sharply by 28%, black tiger shrimp exports to the Netherlands increased by 54%.
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