Vietnam’s canned tuna exports to key markets rise hinh anh 1Processing tuna for export (Photo: internet)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has seen an increasing export of canned tuna to a number of key market though adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Data from the General Department of Vietnam Customs showed that in the first four months of 2020, the export of Vietnam’s canned tuna to the US rose 2 percent year-on-year.

The increasing demand for canned tuna in the European Union (EU) pushed Vietnam’s shipments to this market up 2.7 percent compared to the same period last year.

In April, the country’s tuna export to ASEAN recorded a rise of 4 percent year-on-year. In particular, a surge of 61 percent was seen in Thailand - the largest importer of Vietnamese tuna in the group.

The tuna shipments to Egypt and Japan expanded 59 percent and 36 percent, respectively.

VASEP said that Japan is increasing import of other processed tuna products from Vietnam, especially frozen tuna, which saw a year-on-year soaring growth of 111 percent./.