Vietnam’s bivalve mollusks exports to EU in 2021

Bởi Meksea Team - December 28, 2021

MEKSEA.COM – The EU is the largest import market for Vietnam’s bivalve mollusks. Accounting for 62% of the total export value of this item of Vietnam to markets.


As of the first half of November 2021, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports to the EU reached 73.7 million USD. An increase of 38.5% over the same period last year.  Italy, Spain and Portugal are the three largest import markets of Vietnam’s bivalve mollusks in the EU with revenue of 22 million USD, 21.3 million USD and 17.5 million USD respectively.


Vietnam's bivalve mollusks exports to EU in 2021 01As of the first half of November 2021, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports to the EU reached 73.7 million USD. (photo: Internet)


France is the 6th largest importer of Vietnamese bivalve mollusks in the EU. However, as of November 15, 2021, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusks imports to this market had the best growth rate of 191%.

Some bivalve mollusks products from Vietnam to the EU are frozen whole brown clams, frozen boiled brown clams, frozen boiled white clams, frozen steamed undulated surf clams, frozen processed clam meat and so on.

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


Vietnam's bivalve mollusks exports to EU in 2021 (1)Thanks to EVFTA agreement, Vietnam’s bivalve mollusk exports to Eu more and more increase. (photo: Meksea)


According to data from the World Trade Center (ITC), the EU’s main import of bivalve mollusks in the 9 months of this year reached over 1 billion USD. Currently, increasing market demand and stable clam production are supporting factors for the increase in bivalve mollusk exports to the EU. Moreover, tariff incentives from the EVFTA agreement also boost the export of Vietnamese bivalve mollusk products to the EU.

As a convenient and easy-to-use product during the epidemic season of having to stay at home, the demand for canned bivalve mollusk products in the EU retail segment also increased sharply amid the re-emergence of the Covid-19 epidemic. Demand for importing these products from the EU is still very high in the coming time.


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