Vietnam increased exports of bivalve mollusks to the EU

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Vietnam increased exports of bivalve mollusks to the EU

Clam products accounted for 35% of exporting bivalve molluscs to EU market. Currently, there are nearly 90 Vietnamese companies exporting to bivalve molluscs to markets. Particularly in the Italian market, there are currently 20 enterprises participating in the export, of which the leader in clam export to this market is Ben Tre Seafood Joint Stock Company and Minh Dang Co., other companies mainly export scallops and other mollusks. Hai Nam Co., Ltd is the leader in exporting scallop and mussel products, especially in the EU market, this company accounts for 58% of HMV Vietnam's mollusk exports.

Heat-treated clams and oysters (silk clams / white clams / steamed brown clams / boiled, frozen clams meat ...) Exported mainly to European markets (Portugal, Spain and Italy) .

Prices of frozen boiled brown clams exported to Portugal in the first 9 months of the year ranged from 1.6 to 1.75 USD / kg, in Spain ranged from 1.45 to 1.85 USD / kg, while boiled white clam products cost from 1.2 to 1.55 USD / kg, scallops are exported to Denmark for about 11 USD / kg ...

In the first nine months of this year, the imports of ARVs into the EU reached over 573 million USD, down 24% compared to the same period in 2018.

Regarding importing countries, Spain is the largest importer of this item in the EU, accounting for 30% of the total import value of this item in the EU, followed by France, accounting for 25.5%, Germany ranked third. with 5%.

The average import price of ARGs into the largest import markets in the bloc (Spain, France, Portugal) reached 3.5; 2.7 and 1.8 USD / kg.

Regarding supplies, the Netherlands is the largest source of ARVs for the EU, accounting for 16.8% of the total import value of this item into the EU. Ranked second and third are Chile and France, accounting for 15% and 10.5% respectively. Vietnam ranked seventh in supplying ARM to the EU, accounting for 5.8%.

According to ITC, the average export price of ARGs from major sources for the EU such as Chile is priced at 2.9 USD / kg, Netherlands 4.1 USD / kg, France 6.5 USD / kg, Vietnam 1.8 USD / kg. kg.

The main products of ARGM imports into the EU include processed mussels (HS 160553); live / fresh / chilled mussel (HS 030731); clams, live / fresh / chilled clams (HS 030771); live / fresh / chilled messages (HS 030721)….

The EU is increasingly in high demand for mussel, scallop and clam products while reducing demand for oysters. The price of all these species has increased, which is also part of the reason that imports of these products into the EU decreased.

Clam prices in southern Europe remain high as demand is outstripping supply. By the end of the year, this market will move to stabilize prices and trading activities of this item will begin to slow down.

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