Tuna exports to China increase sharply

Bởi Meksea Team - September 13, 2023

MEKSEA.COM – According to statistics from Chinese Customs, in July 2023, China imported 6.592 MT tuna, worth more than 18 million USD, increasing by 68% in volume and 25% in value compared to the first 6 months previously. Compared to the same period in 2022, China’s tuna imports increased by 10 times in volume and by 193% in value.



In the first 7 months of 2023, China imported nearly 27 thousand MT, worth 95 million USD, increasing by 922% in volume and 207% in value compared to the same period in 2022.

In which, China mainly imports frozen skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) code HS0303 (except frozen tuna meat/loin/fillet) accounting for 32%, frozen bluefin tuna code HS0303 accounting for 22%, frozen yellowfin tuna Code HS0303 accounts for 18% and skipjack tuna/canned tuna family code HS16 accounts for 13%.

Vietnam is currently the 12th largest tuna supplier in this market, with a minimal market share. According to statistics from Vietnam Customs, in the first 7 months of 2023, Vietnam’s tuna exports to this market increased by 697%, reaching 473 thousand USD.

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By Hayati (Meksea Team)


(Reference: VASEP)

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