July 30, 2014


Chile's seafood exports grow in value, drop in volume



According to the undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) in Chile, the country's seafood and aquaculture product exports totalled US$2.15 billion in the first four months of 2014, soaring 27.5% on-year.


However, export volume dropped by 8% on-year to 435,700 tonnes. Of the total exports, frozen products accounted for 54.3%, followed by fishmeal, chilled fresh products and dried seaweed.


Statistics from SUBPESCA also indicated that the main exported product was Atlantic salmon, accounting for 47% and was worth US$100.8 million.


Chile exports seafood products to 92 countries, with the United States, Japan, Brazil, China and Russia being the major customers.