Tra fish export to UAE jumps 67% in Q1

Vietnam’s tra fish export to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached more than 7 million USD in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 67% against the same period last year, according to statistics of the General Department of Customs.​

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers said, the UAE mainly imported frozen fillets from Vietnam.

The Middle East country is a net importer of seafood products. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UAE consumes around 220,000 tons of seafood products each year, with a per capita consumption volume of 28.6 kilos, higher than the global average.

The association said that, there is significant room to expand tra fish export to the UAE, given this market’s rising income and rapid urbanization.

Each year, Vietnam exports about 22,000-24,000 tons of seafood products to the UAE, worth around 50-70 million USD. Frozen tra fish fillet is the most popular export product of Vietnam to the country.

Vietnam’s tra fish export was estimated at 1.8 billion USD in 2023 and expected to reach 2 billion USD this year./.