China remains largest importer of Vietnamese pangasius

As of May 15, pangasius export turnover to the market reached nearly US$175 million, down 14% year onyear.

Factors such as reasonable prices and a delicious taste made the products the best choice among Chinese consumers.

At retail stores throughout the northern neighbour, prices of Vietnamese pangasius products are reported to be cheaper than domestically produced freshwater fish, such as carp. Elsewhere, prices of other white fishin the country also increased, especially tilapia due to a reduction in output.

According to data given by the General Department of Customs, the export value of Vietnamese pangasius was estimated to be at US$76 million in the first half of May, an increase of 13% year on year.

Overall, pangasius export turnover from January 1 to May 15 reached US$656 million, up 3% year on year.

Source: VOV