Vietnam clam exports in the first 8 months of 2021 increased by 54%

Bởi Meksea Team - October 6, 2021

MEKSEA.COM – Good news for clam farmers, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports increased sharply, especially clam exports in the first 8 months of 2021

In August 2021, while the export of seafood products all decreased, bivalve mollusk still increased strongly by 36.2% to over 13.2 million USD. In the first 8 months of the year, the export of bivalve mollusk reached USD 86.8 million, up nearly 40% over the same period last year. In which, clam is the key product, accounting for 72% of the value, reaching 62.6 million USD in 8 months, in August increased 75% to 11.5 million USD.

Not only clam (white clam, brown clam, Asiatic hard clam) but also other mollusk export such as snails, scallops, scallops, oysters, mussels, abalone, mussels, etc are increased. In which, snail exports accounted for 11% with nearly 9.5 million USD in the first 8 months, scallops accounted for 8.6% with 7.4 million USD.


Vietnam clam exports in the first 8 months of 2021 increased by 54%In the first 8 months of the year, Vietnam bivalve mollusk exports up nearly 40% over the same period last year. (photo: Meksea team)


Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports in the first 8 months of this year continuously increased compared to the same period last year and the following month increased higher than the previous months. The top 6 main import markets of Vietnamese bivalve mollusk include the EU, the US, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China, in which the EU accounts for the largest proportion with 62%, Moreover, clam exports of this product to the US, Taiwan, and China increased by 3 digits from 103% to 156%, exports to the EU increased by 33%, to Korea and Japan increased slightly, 6% and respectively 9% over the same period last year.

After the intense Covid-19 epidemic in the EU and the US at the end of last year, the vaccine has now been widely injected and HORECA service (an enterprise specializing in providing food and beverages to hotels and restaurants) gradually reoperate, causing the demand for bivalve mollusk products in these areas to increase.


Vietnam clam exports in the first 8 months of 2021 increased by 54%Vietnam clam exports to the US more and more increase sharply. (photo: Meksea team)


Particularly in the US, the demand for importing bivalve mollusk from Vietnam has increased sharply due to the decrease in domestic catches. The supply of these items to the US such as Canada, Chile, and New Zealand also reduced exploitation output and processing capacity. As a convenient and easy-to-use product during the epidemic season of having to stay at home a lot, the demand for canned bivalve mollusk products in the US retail segment also increased sharply in the context of the persistent Covid epidemic. The demand for importing these products from the EU and the US remains very high from now until the end of the year. If the source of raw materials for processing is ensured and the disease is controlled, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports will continue to increase from now until the end of the year.

Over the past time, many localities with strengths in raw materials and clam processing are not in lockdown areas, so they still maintain export production. In addition, the tariff incentives from the EVFTA play an important role in pushing the export of Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk products to the EU. It can be seen that the export sales of bivalve mollusk, especially clam in August, have achieved many remarkable achievements, which are expected to accelerate further in the last months of the year.

As a leading seafood product distributor in Vietnam, Meksea has been distributing clam to many major markets such as the US, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand,… providing a large number of products for supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, hotels. It is estimated that the total export volume is over 50 tons per month.

If you are interested, please visit Meksea website to explore to our bivalve molluscs products.


By Hayati (MekseaTeam)


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