Vietnam Market Overview


98.17 million

GDP (2021)

USD 362.64 billion

Per Capita GDP

USD 3,694

GDP Growth


Source: World Bank 2021 (

Vietnam Imports

The following information is a snapshot in time to give you a general overview of Vietnam’s top importing products. This information is sourced from FAO Globefish market profile for Vietnam (2019). Some of this information may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to go directly to FAO Globefish for the most up-to-date information.

Imports – Top 10 Products (Value)


Shrimps, prawns

(HS 0306.17)

USD 265 594 120


Flours, meals, pellets. Unfit for human consumption

from fish or aquatic invertebrates
(HS 2301.20)

USD 237 562 100


Yellowfin tunas

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.42)

USD 126 326 600


Squid, cuttlefish

(HS 0307.43)

USD 123 770 870



frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.54)

USD 123 021 990


Albacore or longfinned tunas

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.41)

USD 95 872 820


Fish, other than species in 0303

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.89 )

USD 81 114 940


Pacific, Atlantic, Danube salmon

frozen fillets
(HS 0304.81 )

USD 61 476 970


Atlantic, Danube salmon

fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.14)

USD 55 639 610



frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.14)

USD 50 933 500

Source: FAO Globefish Market Profile for Vietnam- 2020 (

Globefish provides information and analysis for global trade in fish and fish products. Search for information about the size of the market, the top imported product and formats as well as other important market information.  The information here is a snapshot from 2019 – check the link for more recent information.

FRDC Trade Database
Australian Exports to Vietnam

This database provides a wealth of seafood exporting and importing information with the ability to look at seafood production and trade data.
The database allows you to filter the data by year, export market destination and species. You also have the option to look at the data by seafood trade value or volume.

The FRDC database sources information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Find seafood production and trade data for your products and markets

Seafood Specific Information

Micor Importing Requirements

Micor (Fish) sets out the know importing country requirements, which differ from or are additional to Australian export conditions and which must be met to gain market access.

Seafood Export Program Report

The latest summary report from the Australian Government on registrations, export shipments and markets, exports by product, and exports.

Vietnam Imported Lobster Market

Abalone in Vietnam

Generic information about exporting to Vietnam

Austrade Export Market Profile

To view a market profile that outlines information on doing business with Vietnam, news and insights, events, and information about visiting Vietnam.

Free Trade Agreement

The Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) is an agreement between ASEAN Member States.

DFAT Vietnam Brief

Information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.

Relevant Vietnam Based Authorities

Vietnam Customs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

Export Market Reports

Are you looking to diversify your seafood export markets, but not sure if a market is right for you and your business? SIA has developed a series of FREE market summaries and supply chain guides to help producers gain valuable insights into new markets and make informed business decisions.

Abalone – market summary

Vietnam supply chain guide

Salmon – market summary