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Squid and octopus exports to the US soar

Update: February, 22/2018 - 17:55
Two major products exported to the US are frozen squid and frozen octopus. — Photo baocongthuong.com.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Total exports of squid and octopus from Việt Nam to the US reached US$ 9.7 million last year, up 94.7 per cent from 2016, reported the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (VASEP).

Two major products exported to the US are frozen squid and frozen octopus.

In 2017, exports of squid and octopus to the US increased from more than $1 million in the first quarter to $3.5 million in the fourth quarter.

Statistics of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) showed that the country imported squid and octopus from 38 sources worldwide in the first 11 months last year, worth $295.8 million, down 29.2 per cent from the same period of 2016.

Việt Nam is currently the ninth largest source of supply for this market.

The average price of squid and octopus in Việt Nam is currently high at $7.4 per kg, while that of India is $5/kg, China $5.1/kg, Indonesia $6.8/kg and Thailand up to $8.7/kg. — VNS

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