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According to statistics of Vietnam Customs, tuna export turnover in June 2022 reached 90 million USD, up 41% compared to June 2021. Accumulated in the first 6 months of 2022, tuna export turnover reached 553 million USD, up 56% over the same period in 2022. Tuna exports to main markets grew well, except the EU, Israel and Egypt.

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has caused the prices of not only energy products to increase, but also many foods and foodstuffs in other countries. This development is creating opportunities for Vietnamese seafood in general, and tuna in particular, to increase exports to other markets.

Regarding export markets, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) - said that by the end of June 2022, the total value of tuna exports to the US market reached more than 300 million USD, increased by 96% over the same period in 2022.

Vietnam’s tuna exports to the EU market have continuously declined in the past 3 months. Tuna export turnover to the market in June decreased by 25% compared to June 2021, reaching nearly 9.5 million USD, bringing the total export turnover in the first 6 months to 77 million USD, up 4% compared to the same period last year.

Tuna exports to Canada, Japan and Mexico continued to grow positively. By the end of June 2022, CPTPP is the third largest importer of Vietnamese tuna exporters (after the US and EU). The demand for tuna imports from countries participating in this Agreement reached 68 million USD, up 50% over the same period last year.

In addition to the above three major export markets, in the first 6 months of 2022, tuna exports to Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the Philippines or Russia still grew well. Total export value to Saudi Arabia reached 1.2 million USD, to Thailand increased by 59%; Philippines up 86%...