Vietnam’s tuna exports to the Netherlands hit nearly US$8.9 million in the first four months of this year, representing a year-on-year rise of 123%, despite an overall decrease in the European Union.
Therefore, the Netherlands exceeded Spain to become the third largest importer of Vietnamese tuna in the bloc.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs attributed the surge to an impressive rise of as high as 396% in the export of tuna fillet in the context of dropping shipment of other tuna products.
Statistics from the Netherland-based International Trade Centre showed that over the past five years, the European country recorded an increase of 143% in tuna imports, becoming the world’s 11th biggest importer of this product.
Vietnam now ranks 9th among the nations selling tuna to the Netherlands.
VNA/ VOV online