SLIGHT INCREASE IN VIETNAM’S SEAFOOD OUTPUT IN NOVEMBER 2021
Slight increase in Vietnam’s seafood output in November 2021. According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam’s seafood production in November 2021 was estimated at 761.8 thousand tons, up 3.2% over the same period last year. In which, fish production reached 540.9 thousand tons, up 3%; shrimp production reached 109.2 thousand tons, up 5.1%; other aquatic products reached 111.7 thousand tons, up 2.7%.
The activities of harvesting, catching, transporting, consuming and processing aquatic products are on the rebound. Harvest of aquaculture products in November 2021 was estimated at 468.7 thousand tons, up 3.9% over the same period last year. In which: fish production reached 320.4 thousand tons, up 3.1%; shrimp production reached 95.8 thousand tons, up 5.9%.
Tra fish output harvested in November 2021 reached 112.4 thousand tons, down 0.4% over the same period last year. At this time, farmers still have the mentality of stocking moderately due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, thus leading to a shortage of fish materials for export processing, fish weighing 0.8 -1 kg/pc. This is also the reason why the price of raw pangasius in the Mekong Delta provinces is at a high level.
Vannamei shrimp production in November 2021 was estimated at 65.2 thousand tons, up 7.8% over the same period last year; black tiger shrimp reached 23.4 thousand tons, up 1.7%. The price of raw whiteleg shrimp in the southwestern provinces continued to be at a high level compared to the same period last year.
Harvesting and consuming vannamei shrimp in localities is more favourable after the easing of social distancing measures, processing enterprises gradually regain production momentum and people in shrimp farming areas focus on farming and year-end harvest.
The fishing production in November 2021 was estimated at 293.1 thousand tons, up 2.2% over the same period last year, including: fish 220.5 thousand tons, up 2.7%; shrimp reached 13.4 thousand tons, equal to the same period last year. In which, sea-exploited seafood in November 2021 was estimated at 275.2 thousand tons, up 2.3% over the same period last year.
Generally, in 11 months, aquatic production was estimated at 7,908.2 thousand tons, up 0.5% over the same period last year. In which: aquaculture achieved 4,252.7 thousand tons, up 0.2%; capture fisheries output reached 3,655.5 thousand tons, up 0.8% (output from marine fishing reached 3,480 thousand tons, up 0.9%).