HCMC – Japan overtook the United States as the largest importer of Vietnam’s seafood in August.
Data from the Vietnamese customs showed that seafood exports in August alone brought in US$173 million, up 14% over July and 128% over the same period last year.
In the first eight months of the year, seafood exports to the Japanese market generated US$1.1 billion, a year-on-year increase of 28%.
Meanwhile, the U.S. came second with a value of US$159 million worth of seafood imports from Vietnam in August, a slight fall over last month. However, seafood exports to the U.S. market fetched US$1.6 billion in the first eight months, up 26% over the same period last year.