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Viet Nam's Fish Imports Down, India Main Supplier

Lucy Towers
11 September 2013, at 1:00am

VIET NAM - Fish imports have been down in Viet Nam during the first half of 2013 in comparison to last year.

For the first half of 2013, Viet Nam imported $348,786,626 worth of fish products, down 11.5 per cent, according to figures from VASEP.

The majority of fish came from India at a value of $49,339,391, accounting for around 14.2 per cent, with the main products being shrimp.

A good demand for tuna made Taiwan the second most popular country for Viet Nam. Imports from Taiwan accounted for 11.4 per cent and had a value of $39,718,440.

The US ranked fifth on Viet Nam's import list with a value of $17,575,912. The UK came in 15th at $5,697,410.