Brazilian imports increased catfish, pollock reduce importsUpdate: 3/11/2014
(vasep.com.vn) According to the Vietnam Customs, fish exports to Brazil in the quarter I / 2014 was worth 35.3 million, up 44.3% compared to the same period in 2013. This was the the highest increase in 8 fish market leading importers of Vietnam.
Brazilian market has great potential for aquaculture in general and Vietnam in particular catfish penetration because this is a country with an area of 5th and scale the 6th largest economy in the world with a large population to 195 million people.
During the quarter I / 2014, Brazilian seafood imports up 15% compared to the same period last year, reaching 497 million. Import volume reached 133 thousand tons, the average price of 3.8 USD / kg, an increase of 19%. Vietnam's seafood supply the 4th largest in Brazil, accounting for 9% of the market with the advantage of frozen fillets. Chile topped 32%, China 20%.
Brazil imports most of Alaska pollock, followed by fish and snow in the group of frozen white fish fillets. According to the International Trade Centre (ITC) 3 months of this year, Brazil imported 18,200 tons of Alaska pollock fillets frozen; 12,533 tons of frozen fish fillets and 11 150 tonnes of frozen hake fillets of cod. Notably, Alaska pollock fillets imported from Brazil in the first 3 months of this year decreased by nearly 16% over the same period last year, hake hake increased only 10%, while fish increased 123%. So, with this growth, most likely fish heads will usurpation of Alaska pollock.
In the first quarter of this year, Brazil imports only frozen fish fillets and fillets chilled, fresh, not imports of catfish from China. Catfish exports to this market also increased in the first months of this year. It is caused by increased demand in this market in the current period.