Vietnam is 4th in shrimp imports to US market for April
For the month of April, official US import data showed that Vietnamese shrimp companies accounted for the fourth largest share of the market narrowly being edged out for third by Thailand.
US shrimp imports rose 16% in volume year-on-year for the month of April to 45,764 metric tons. The increase in tonnage came despite a 2% rise in the average per-kilo value to US$9.62 this year.
The volume and price rises combined resulted in an overall shrimp import value increase of 18% to US$440.4 million for the month of April, according to the US import data.