Vietnam’s tuna exports may reach 520 million USD this year, down 9 percent from last year’s figure, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

Exports of tuna to Japan, one of the country’s two main tuna importers decreased continuously. Vietnam earned only 38 million USD from the market in the first ten months of the year due to a shortage of tuna.

During the period, the country saw increasing orders only from the European and Mexican markets out of its ten largest import markets.

The situation led to a fall of 5.5 percent year on year in export earnings of the product to 450 million USD.
Last year, tuna brought home 600 million USD.-VNA