In the first half of the year alone, it shipped more than 11,000 tonnes of swimming crab to Japan, accounting for over 60% of the country’s total imports.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) attributed the rise to the Vietnamese products’ competitive selling price, standing at 1,871 Yen/kg.
China kept the highest crab export price to the Japanese market with 3,815 Yen/kg, followed by Philippines (2,656 Yen) and Bangladesh (2,194 Yen).
China and Bahrain currently rank first and second in frozen crab exports to Japan, with the price of 456 Yen and 409 Yen per kilo, respectively. Vietnam, the Republic of Korea and Indonesia are the countries with the the highest average export price of 1,300-2700 Yen per kilo.
Japan imported nearly 7.5 tonnes of crab worth 4.45 billion Yen in seven months, down 1% in volume and 10% in value compared to the same period last year.