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(vasep.com.vn) Frozen fish fillet imports into Chile have increased in recent years. Vietnam is the leading supplier to the country, followed by China and Peru.

In 2010, Chile imported only 2,371 MT of frozen fish fillets, in which 1,099 MT came from Vietnam.  The volume increased by303.4% to reach 4,434 MT in 2014.

Pangasius is the main product exported to Chile.  In 2014, pangasius export to Chile reached US$ 7.67 million, up 77.8% over 2013.

FTA Vietnam – Chile came into effect by 1 January 2014 creating more chances for Vietnam seafood. Besides, Chile is considered as a gateway for Vietnam seafood products to access to other potential countries in Latin America.    

The average price of pangasius exported to Chile went up from US$ 1,057 per MT in 2013 to US$ 1,427 per MT in 2014.

Frozen pangasius and catfish imported by Chile (Tons)

Suppliers

2012

2013

2014

Vietnam

2.388

4.307

3.817

Singapore

49

25

0

China

0

22

0

Others

0

0

21

Source: 

Nguyen Bich