Vietnam’s tra fish exports increased by 83.2% in the first half of this year. Seafood exports were expected to realise nearly 5.8 billion USD for Vietnam in the first six months, up almost 40% year-on-year.
Most seafood products witnessed high export growth rates in the first half, of which tra (pangasius) fish led the group.
Tra fish exports to the UK increased six-fold in the first half of this year; the sudden decline in the amount of white fish in the UK is thought to be due to increased import taxes on Russian exports during the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
UK importers are struggling to find alternative products, which is a good opportunity for Vietnamese tra fish exporters to boost their market share.