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Shrimp export up five-fold in Bac Lieu

Update: February, 02/2013 - 09:57

BAC LIEU (VNS)— In the first month of the year, seafood enterprises processed more than 6,000 tonnes of shrimp for export, a huge increase from last year.

As a result, the exports earn the province US$20 million in revenue, twice the amount earned during the same period last year.

Traders now purchase tiger prawns at prices between VND240,000-280,000 ($11.5-13.4) per kilo of 20 prawns, VND160,000-180,000 ($7.7-8.6) per kilo of 30 and VND150,000 ($7.2) per kilo of 40, up VND10,000-20,000 ($0.48-0.96) against last week.

Meanwhile, prices of white-legged shrimp are also on the rise, now sold at VND130,000 ($6.25), VND116,000 ($5.58) and VND110,000 ($5.29) per kilo of 40, 50 and 60 pieces respectively.

However, the supply is running short due to the shrimp crop coming to an end, according to local farmers.-VNS

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