Australia increased its purchase of Vietnamese shrimps, reduced Chinese shrimps

A vast majority of sales of Vietnamese shrimps were recorded in Australia in the first four months of 2020 with volume reaching nearly $35.8 million, up 10% from the same period last year. Meanwhile Australia reduced its purchase of shrimps from China and Thailand.

Australia imported a worth of $78.7 million of shrimp worldwide, according to statistics from January to April 2020 gathered by VASEP.

A vast majority of imported shrimps is from Vietnam with volume reaching $35.8 million, up 10% from last year. Meanwhile, Australia reduced its purchase from Thailand to $ 17.9 million (down 3%), China to $15.4 million (down 34%), and Malaysia to $3.9 million (down 58%).

Despite small volume, Taiwan’s shrimp exports to Australia reached $78 thousand from $1,000 in the first four months of 2019 and Indonesia saw a sixfold increase in shrimp exports to Korea compared to the same period last year with volume reaching nearly $2 million.

The largest amount of shrimp products, except from frozen ones, were imported to Australia in the first four months of 2020 with volume reaching more than $41 million, down 17.6$ from last year.

On the contrary, the country imported a worth of $23.2 million, up 3%.


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