Domestic consumption of seafood trending upwardsWednesday, October 10,2018
AsemconnectVietnam - Seafood consumption in the domestic market is predicted to increase sharply, with the annual average expected to hit 33-35 kilos per person by 2020, said acting director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry’s Agricultural Market Processing and Development Nguyen Quoc Toan.
“Viet Nam also receives more than 13 million international visitors every year, so there is great potential for the market to develop,” said Toan.
"In fact, products with stamps to certify their origins are well received by consumers,” Toan said. “There are still several problems with our production and seafood raising ponds, and customers like knowing where their food is coming from. This is an opportunity for us to perfect the production process to serve the domestic market.”
In order to boost domestic consumption, Toan said new policies are needed that will attract investors and enhance production chains.
According to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, seafood export between January and September period was estimated at $6.4 billion, an increase of 7.2 per cent over the same period last year. Vietnamese seafood is exported to 164 countries and territories.
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