VIETNAM PANGASIUS SALES TO BRAZIL JUMPED

According to the ITC statistics, in the first nine months of 2017, as the import volume of whitefish products, including pangasius, into Brazil grew strongly, Vietnam surpassed Argentina to become the biggest supplier to Brazil with total value of US$125.6 million.

In addition, Brazil also imports some whitefish items from China, Portugal, Chile and Peru.

In the first three quarters of 2017, Brazil mainly imported frozen hake fillets (HS code 030474) and frozen hake (HS code 030366) from Argentina; Alaska pollock (HS code 030475); frozen hake fillets (HS code 030474) and frozen cod fillets (HS code 030471) from China as well as cod fillets and frozen whole cod (HS code 030363 and 030471) from Portugal.

In QIV/2017, Vietnam’s pangasius exports to Brazil expected to increase by 25-50% over the same period last year. Currently, high quality pangasius products remain popular to Brazilian customers.

Whitefish imports into Brazil, Jan-Jun 2017 (Thousand US$); Source: ITC

Exporters

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jan-Jun 2017

World

 22,374

 27,028

 41,199

 22,595

 22,781

 19,126

   155,103

Argentina

   5,813

   5,752

   9,522

   6,322

   6,375

   6,566

     40,350

China

   4,776

   5,293

 10,328

   2,929

   3,902

   5,074

     32,302

Vietnam

   8,517

 10,111

 13,066

   9,984

 10,675

   4,739

     57,092

Portugal

   2,913

   5,334

   7,761

   2,785

   1,429

   2,544

     22,766

Ecuador

      103

      113

      293

      355

        -  

      104

          968

U.S

      109

       79

       53

        -  

       52

       79

          372

Uruguay

        -  

      125

       41

        -  

       68

       20

          254

Chile

        -  

        -  

        -  

       88

       89

        -  

          177

Iceland

        -  

      153

        -  

        -  

        -  

        -  

          153

New Zealand

        -  

        -  

        -  

        -  

        -  

        -  

            -  

Peru

      143

       68

      137

      133

      191

        -  

          672

 
 
Source:Vasep