Vietnam shrimp sector: Good result for 2013
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Vietnam shrimp sector: Good result for 2013

Posted by | December 18, 2013 |

Vietnam shrimp sector in 2013 has gained good results such as recovery in brackishwater shrimp farming, bumper shrimp harvest, and high selling price. According to Directorate of Fisheries, through November 2013, shrimp farming area nationwide reached 652,612 hectares, equaling to 99.2% of the same time of 2012. The figure included 588,894 hectares of black tiger shrimp farming and 63,719 hectares of vannamei farming. Shrimp output obtained 475,854 MT including 232,853 MT of black tiger shrimp and 243,001 MT of whiteleg shrimp. At the period, shrimp export revenue is expected to hit USD 2.8 billion, showing a year-on-year increase of 37% and occupying 44% of the country’s total seafood exports.

In term of seed production, there are 1,722 facilities of black tiger shrimp seed and 583 facilities of whiteleg shrimp seed throughout the country with total production of 68.4 billion shrimp seed including 21.3 billion of black tiger shrimp and 47.2 billion of whiteleg shrimp.

Michael Boddington from Asian Agribusiness Consulting (AAC) has been involved in agribusiness in Asia since 2000. AAC has office both in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City and China Beijing. So AAC has a thorough understanding of the Viet Nam and China aqua industry and produces up-to-date research reports on the market. We can offer insights on supply and demand trends and comments on the future structure of Asian agribusiness. If you would like to know more please email