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Pangasius material price increased sharply thanks to the demand for export processing According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang province, raw material prices continue to increase because of demand for export processing increased. Currently, the price of raw fish in the market of An Giang province is from 30,000-31,500 VND / kg, up from 3,000 to 4,000 VND / kg compared with the first months of this year; At the same time, the profit from pangasius farming is from 7,000-8,500 VND / kg of pangasius under type one and type 2. From the beginning of the year, the area of farming Pangasius farmers in An Giang province reached 1,250ha of water surface, up nearly 23% over the same period last year. Pangasius material price has also increased rapidly since the beginning of September, of which pangasius raw materials cost from 28,000-29,000 VND / kg; the second from 25,000 to 27,000 VND / kg and continued to increase in October, reaching the price of 30,000-31,500 VND / kg, due to demand for processing for export in the last months of this year.

In addition, the area of harvest reached 799ha of water surface, up nearly 12% over the same period last year and harvested about 262,000 tons, up 22% over the same period last year; In particular, most of Pangasius area was harvested by the catfish farming enterprises attached to the processing and exporting factory with the area of 460ha harvested, up 5% and the yield of about 184,000 tons, increased over 16% over the same period last year. Along with farming and harvesting pangasius in the earthen ponds, the number of tilapia in cages in 2018 also recovered and increased over the same period last year. From the beginning of the year, farmers in the province have raised catfish with 220 cages, rafts, up nearly 4%; Tra fish output from cage rafts reached over 6,000 tons, up nearly 6% over the same period last year.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang province, the raising of tra catfish material increased, the demand for animal seed increased, the water surface raising pangasius increased. The area of water surface nursing breeding Pangasius from the beginning of the year to reach 735ha, up 28% over the same period, the number of breeding pangasius produced about 1.4 billion, up nearly 25% over the same period last year. Due to increasing demand for Pangasius hybrids, the price of Pangasius always tends to increase. Specifically, Pangasius breeds are from 2 to 2.5 cm in length and cost from VND1,300-1,600 per head. 420 VND / child. Tra fish varieties from 1.5-1.7cm long price from 680-900 VND / fish, an average increase of 250 VND / fish.

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Tra fish industry is not favorable before.

From the end of September 2015 to now, the price of raw fish in the Mekong Delta is from 35,000 to 36,000 VND / kg, which makes farmers very happy. Pangasius processing enterprises boost purchasing power to export to US and China when trade barriers are loosened.

At current prices, Pangasius farmers earn interest from 6,000-9,000 VND / kg and can revolve capital, repay outstanding bank debt from losses due to tra fish down from two years ago.

Statistics from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) show that in 9 months, Pangasius export turnover reached USD 1.6 billion, up 24% over the same period in 2017. Forecast, market Pangasius import market will continue to increase in the last months of the year. In particular, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) reported preliminary results of the anti-dumping duty (POR14) from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2017, much lower than the final result. previous review (POR13).

At the same time, in September, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) also announced to the American Journal of Proposals to recognize the Vietnamese pangasius inspection system equivalent to the US. This means that Vietnam pangasius is eligible for export to the United States. Although this is not the official result, this is also a good sign for Vietnam pangasius. With positive market signals, VASEP forecasts that catfish exports in 2018 will reach $ 2.1 billion, up 22% over 2017.

Commenting on the trend of increasing area and output of pangasius now, according to Truong Dinh Hoe, Secretary General of VASEP, the price of pangasius can stabilize at current level until the end of 2018 but by 2019 with the situation Nowadays, with the increasing competition from Pangasius from India, Indonesia and Bangladesh, it is difficult to reduce the price as in previous years. avoid. It is noteworthy that Pangasius farming households have to be cautious with the current price fluctuations because the world market now only pangasius fish 700 grams. Although the Chinese market is consuming 1 kg per head in large quantities, but if this market stops selling, large pangasius products will be difficult to consume and export processing. Therefore, in addition to seeking and expanding markets, it is necessary to limit the situation of widespread farming not in the planning area, promote restructuring and production organization in the direction of cooperation and association. in the value chain, applying advanced technology to improve the quality and value of pangasius products.

Vasep Source.