Aquatic exports drop 6 percent in five months

Vietnam earned 570 million USD from exporting aquatic products in May, raising the total figure in the first five months of this year to nearly 3 billion USD, a year-on-year decline of 6 percent.

 Especially, the export of tra fish to the EU plunged 36 percent year-on-year to 53.4 million USD. The shipments to this market are forecast to continue decreasing in the next several months.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, in the five-month period, only shrimp maintained a growth rate of nearly 4 percent with an export value of nearly 1.2 billion USD.

Seafood exports were estimated at over 1.1 billion USD, down over 4 percent over the same period in 2019.

The drop in aquatic exports was blamed for the impact of COVID-19, which hit almost all export markets of Vietnam like China, the Republic of Korea, the EU countries and the US./.