To Vietnam, Italy is the second biggest market for bivalve mollusk in the EU. According to Vietnam General Customs, through October, bivalve mollusk exports to Italy reached US$ 10.8 million, up 4% from the same period last year. All clam products that Vietnam exported to Italy are processed (HS 160 556).
The market imported of live fresh clams from 9 countries and frozen oysters from 13 countries worldwide. Processed clams were sourced from 7 countries. Vietnam is the second biggest source of processed clam, after Turkey.
Italian spent US$ 13.087 million on processed clams. Imports from Vietnam were worth US$ 5.504 million, equivalent to 42% of total imports.
As processed clams from Vietnam brings customers better values than frozen or fresh ones, it is going to be a product that is worth buying.