Soc Trang earns over 1 billion USD from shrimp exports

Wednesday, 12/01/2022 19:39
The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang achieved high seafood export turnover in 2021, said Mr. Vo Van Chieu, Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

In 2021, Soc Trang achieved more than 1 billion USD of shrimp export value for the first time. (Photo: sggp.com.vn)

Specifically, export turnover reached 1.28 billion USD, exceeding by 28% the year’s plan and increasing by 14.8% over the same period last year. In which, export of aquatic products, mainly shrimp, reached 1.03 billion USD, up 22.91%.

In 2021, the province will raise 53,000 hectares of shrimp, up 4% compared to the year’s plan and up nearly 2.5% year on year. The area included 40,000 hectares for raising white-leg shrimp, accounting for 75.5%, and 13,000 hectares for raising tiger shrimp.

With a shrimp export value of 1.03 billion USD, Soc Trang has become a locality with a high export turnover.

Mr. Vo Van Chieu said that more than 20 businesses in the province are processing shrimp for export. Despite being heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the province’s shrimp industry still achieved record growth, surpassing USD 1 billion. This is a good sign in the context of the economy still facing many difficulties due to the epidemic./.

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