Shrimp export made a record high of 4.1 billion USD in 2014, which expanded by 25 percent from 2013, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The figure largely helped Vietnam’s aquatic export turnover reach 7.9 billion USD for the full year, a rise of 18 percent from a year ago.

The US remains the largest importer of Vietnamese shrimp, which has recently seen a surge in orders from the EU.

The product received growing demand from others markets, like the Republic of Korea, Australia, and Canada.

Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (VASEP) Nguyen Hoai Nam said local exporters need to focus on retaining the quality of products in order to maintain a high growth trend as well as added values.

Up to 165 countries and territories are importing Vietnamese aquatic products. The US, the EU, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the ASEAN countries are major importers.-VNA