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Demand up in Russia and Brazil

Publisert

Christian Pérez

According to figures from SalmonChile, the country exported 371,063 tonnes of salmonids in the first eight months of this year, worth US$2,331 million FOB Chile. Those figures represent a 3.8 per cent increase in volume and a 19 per cent decrease in value compared to the first eight months of 2014.

81,270 tonnes of those exports went to Japan - a 3.9 per cent decrease compared to the same period of 2014. Likewise, the returns from those exports experienced a 27.9 per cent decrease, falling to $474 million.

The volume of exports to the US totalled 94,096 tonnes, representing a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to the same period of 2014, while the value of the exports decreased 17.4 per cent, dropping to $812 million.

Exports to Brazil totalled 63,347 tonnes - a 12.2 per cent increase compared to the same period of 2014. Despite this, the value of the exports fell by 10.9 per cent, down to $334 million.

Finally, shipments to Russia totalled 41,034 tonnes in the first eight months of this year, representing a 62.3 per cent increase compared the same period of 2014. Returns from this market have experienced a 28.6 per cent increase, reaching $198 million.