Aquatic exports hit 5.91 billion USD in nine months hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Aquatic exports in September 2017 are estimated to reach 696 million USD, pushing total exports of the products in the first nine months of this year to 5.91 billion USD, up 18.1 percent from the same period last year.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, leading markets for Vietnamese aquatic products include the US, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. The four markets consumed 55.5 percent of total products.

Strong growth was seen in China with 63.3 percent, the Netherlands with 35.1 percent, and the UK with 29.5 percent.

Meanwhile, the country imported 124 million USD worth of aquatic products in September and 1.04 billion USD in the January-September period, the ministry reported.

Due to poor supply and high demand, both tra fish and shrimp prices in the Mekong Delta region surged sharply domestically.-VNA