Tuna Exports to EU Continue to Increase

4 October 2012, at 1:00am

VIET NAM - Viet Nam's tuna exports to the EU continued to increase despite a recent decline in shrimp and tra fish exports, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Over the first eight months of this year, the country has exported nearly US$74 million worth of tuna to the EU, up 51.5 per cent against the same period last year, VASEP said, VNS reports.

Viet Nam now ships tuna to 20 countries within the bloc. Germany and Italy were the leading importers of Vietnamese tuna, recording year-on-year growth of 73 per cent and 118 per cent. Spain's 113 per cent rate of growth helped it surpass Belgium and secure third place.