(VOV) – Tra fish exports recorded around US$670 million in the past five months, down 6.7 percent from last year’s same period, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The figure is expected to reach around US$800 million at the end of this month, which is another decrease of 7.3 percent compared to the same period in 2012.
Despite declining export value in some foreign markets, including the EU, the price of tra fish is predicted to become stable after the recent European Seafood Exposition (ESE) in Belgium, said the VASEP.
The average price of frozen tra fillets in May was EUR 2.5 per kilo in Mercabarna, Spain, EUR 2.25-2.4 per kilo higher than the previous month.
Despite difficulties in the EU market, tra exports to the US continued to increase, earning US$150.8 million in the first five months of 2013, up 3.8 percent against the same period last year. The average price of the frozen tra fillet in the US has gone up since the beginning of the year, and currently ranges between US$1.70 and 1.80.