EXPORTS OF PROCESSED TUNA TO MEXICO CONTINUED THE RISE
In the first 9 months of this year, Vietnam’s tuna exports to Mexico witnessed the good growth, in which the export value peaked at US$2.28 million in May 2017, an increase of 427.4% over the same period last year. In QII/2017, exports to this market also increased from 10% to 133% over the same period in 2016. Until the end of 2017, Vietnam’s tuna exports to Mexico forecasted to continue the rise of 30 - 50% per month over the same period last year.

Currently, Vietnam stayed as the 4th largest supplier of tuna to Mexico (behind the U.S, China and Venezuela). Imports of skipjack tuna (HS code 030343) and processed tuna (HS code 160414) picked the largest share of 54-65% of total imports into Mexico in the first half of this year.

In addition, during this period, Mexico also increased imports of frozen yellowfin tuna (HS code 030342); bigeye tuna (HS code 030344) and frozen skipjack (HS code 030487).

In the first half of this year, Mexico increased tuna imports from some markets such as Vietnam, Venezuela, Kiribati, Korea and Ecuador. However, the value of tuna imports from the U.S and China decreased from 13 to 26% over the same period last year.

Tuna imports into Mexico. Jan-Jun 2017 (Thousand US$)

No.

Markets

2016

2017

Q1

Q2

Q1

Q2

1

U.S

11,576

5,855

15,488

11,393

2

China

6,010

10,988

12,634

10,916

3

Venezuela

1,046

3,391

1,819

4,863

4

Vietnam

1,407

1,191

1,391

3,695

5

Papua New Guinea

-

1,469

1,901

3,257

6

Kiribati

-

-

12

2,801

7

South Korea

-

6,154

95

2,131

8

Spain

523

549

937

1,747

9

Indonesia

2,500

1,169

1,552

1,708

10

Ecuador

426

2,599

114

463

11

Cabo Verde

-

-

417

195

12

Fiji

305

118

235

173

13

India

18

45

-

53

14

Taiwan

-

-

678

10

15

Portugal

-

-

-

1

Others

1,380

8,595

3,358

2

Total

25,191

42,123

40,631

43,404

 
 
Source: Vasep
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