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Chilean salmonid exports decreased by 6% in first 11 months of last year

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The Chilean salmonid farming industry exported 921,905 tons (whole fish equivalent) of Atlantic and coho salmon and rainbow trout in the first 11 months of 2023.

Exports were worth US $6.505 billion, a decrease of 6% in volume and 9% in value compared to the same period in 2022, according to the monthly Commercial Outlook by Fish Farming Expert’s Chilean sister site Salmonexpert and statistics company Skills.

The biggest exporter in the period was AquaChile group, which exported 196,626 tons WFE for $1.110bn, a year-on-year decrease of 7% in volume and 14% in revenue.

Increases for Cermaq 

Cermaq Chile was in second place with 89,462 tons WFE and revenue of more than $645 million, reflecting growth in the period of 10% in volume and 9% in value.

Multi X was in third place, exporting 82,707 tons for $554m, a fall of 12% in volume and 13% in revenue compared to the same period in 2022.

Salmones Austral was fourth, exporting 57,085 tons for $377m, which was a fall of 24% in volume and 31% in revenue year on year.

Australis Seafoods was ranked fifth, exporting 53,893 tons of salmon for $355m. This was 13% less volume than in the same period in 2022, and 16% less in revenue.

Mowi Chile was in sixth place. It exported 43,546 WFE tons with returns of $327m, 11% and 9% less respectively compared to the same period in 2022.