Seafood exports rake in about US$9 billion in 2018

Tuesday, 2018-12-25 11:19:52
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam earned about US$9 billion from exports of aquatic products in 2018, an increase of 8.4% year-on-year, said Acting Director General of Directorate of Fisheries Nguyen Ngoc Oai.

Of the figure, export revenue of tra (pangasius) fish hit US$2.26 billion, up 26.4%, said Oai at a conference on December 24 to review the Directorate’s performance in 2018 and launch tasks in 2019.

According to the directorate, aquatic output is estimated to reach nearly 3.6 million tonnes this year, up 5.96% over the previous year.

For 2019, the sector set its target of raising aquatic production value by 4.25% compared to 2018. Total aquatic output is expected to hit 7.9 million tonnes, while export revenue should take in US$10 billion, up 11.1%.