In the first quarter of 2012, Vietnam tuna export gained US$130 million, showing rise of 24.7 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports to most key markets got double or triple digit growth. Only the U.S. reported 0.3 percent drop against the first quarter of 2011. Since 2009, Vietnam tuna export in the first quarter has kept growth in value. From January to March 2012, tuna reached the largest revenue which was 4 times higher than that of the first quarter of 2009.