Egypt, where 85 million people live, has high demand for seafood. This market consumes 2 million MT of fish every year while domestic supply deficits, reports VASEP.
In total, Viet Nam exported seafood to Egypt in 2013 valued at $57.2 million, pangasius HS code 0304 reached $40 million while whiteleg shrimp exports were $13.3 million.
Pangasius, accounted for 62 per cent of total seafood exports to Egypt, valued at $35.8 million.
Live/fresh/frozen whiteleg shrimp (code 03), which accounted for 28 per cent, was approximately $16 million in value.
Black tiger shrimp was the third most item exported to Egypt, with a value of $1.1 million in the first nine months of 2014.