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April 27, 2015


Shrimp Exports Plunge in First Quarter 2015


In the first quarter of 2015, Vietnam shrimp exports plunged to $798 million, down 28 percent from the first quarter 2014.  Exports to the USA declined to $116.3 million, from $263.3 million, mostly because of the dramatic drop in world shrimp prices.  Also, because of the strength of the dollar, the USA has become the market of choice for many shrimp farming countries, making it more difficult for Vietnam to compete.


Source: Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Website.  Global Prices Plunge Lowers Shrimp Export in Q1/2015. Ms. Nguyen Bich, Shrimp Market Specialist (email  April 25, 2015.

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