Vietnam’s tra fish exports to the EU reached an estimated 237 million USD over the past eight months, down 13 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
The unsatisfactory performance was attributable to the falling price of tra fish on the global market, the association said, adding that tra fish has sold somewhere between 2.4-2.6 USD per kilo in the second quarter, down 10-20 percent compared to prices in previous years.

Total seafood exports to the EU in the past eight months hit around 720 million USD, down 4.6 percent, mainly due to a significant slump in tra fish exports which used to account for 35-40 percent of the total seafood export earnings from the EU.-VNA