Vietnam’s shrimp accounted for a large proportion of over 60 percent in Vietnamese seafood export turnover to China in 2013, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The association said on its website on Monday that in the first 11 months of 2013, Vietnam exported some 517 million US dollars worth of seafood products to China, an increase of 38.7 percent over the same period in 2012…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2014

Key point

  • From 2006 to 2012, shrimp price exports to China ranged between US$7.50 and $8.50 per kg

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  • In 2011, the eastern coastal Jiangsu province accounted for 721,138 MTs or 29% of China’s total output of freshwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs. Following Jiangsu was Hubei province at 400,251 MTs (16% of total output) and Guangdong province at 300,686 MTs (12% of total output).
  • In 2011, Zhejiang province was the top producer of saltwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs, accounting for 825,436 MTs of 26% of China’s total output. The provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, and Shandong each accounted for 300,000-600,000 MTs of saltwater shrimps, prawns, and crabs.

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