VIETNAMESE EXPORTS OF TRA FISH TO UK SOAR
Vietnamese exports of tra fish to UK soar. Vietnam’s tra fish (also known as basa) exports to the UK in the first quarter increased by 69.5 percent to 11.9 million USD, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The exports mainly comprised frozen tra fillet, the most high-priced item at 5.3 USD per kilogramme.
Frozen tra fish steak exported to the UK also fetched high prices of 4.3-4.7 USD this quarter.
The UK, the second largest market for Vietnam’s tra fish, is expected to remain a major buyer in Europe this year, according to VASEP.
Its demand is expected to grow steadily and prices are likely to remain high this year, making it an attractive market for Vietnamese exporters.
Vietnam is the sixth largest supplier of white meat to the UK after Iceland, China, Norway, Russia, and the Faroe Islands.