Vietnam imported seafood prices increase sharply

Updated Aug 7, 2021
For more than a month now, many seafood imports to Vietnam have increased sharply. Specifically, King Crab king crab in the same period last year was only 1.6-1.9 million dong per kilogram, now up to 2.5-2.9 million dong per kilogram, an increase of nearly 50%. Ausrtralia abalone, Korean abalone also increased by 30% to 1.6-1.8 million VND per kg. Previously, salmon was 550,000 VND, now it is 650,000 VND per kg. Mr. Hoang, the owner of a seafood shop on Vuon Lai, Tan Binh district, said that in recent days, foreign seafood is almost in short supply. According to Mr. Hoang, his shop currently has many high-class patrons asking to buy imported goods, but he does not have to respond because Ho Chi Minh City is far away, so it is difficult to transport. Meanwhile, importers also said that flights to Vietnam are limited and freight rates are high, making it difficult to deliver goods. Also stopping selling imported seafood, Mr. Long, a shop owner on Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street (Binh ...
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