Chilean seafood imports fell 50%
Friday, December 06, 2019, 18:10 (GMT + 9)
By October 2019, the total quantity of seafood imported from Chile was 18,419 tons, down about 50% from 37,486 tons in the same period last year.
Giant squid steak (Dosidicus gigas) (Photo: Exportadora Macaya)
The total amount of imports from all countries was 818,608 tons, of which 18,419 tons were imported from Chile, accounting for about 2.3% of total imports.
The most imported fish species in Chile were frozen Giant Squid (fillet), which was imported 5,515 tons, down about 61% from 14,444 tons last year.
Giant squid (jibia) rings. (Photo: Alibaba) ►
The frozen Pacific salmon imports 3,702 tons, up about 31% from 2,815 tons last year,
The frozen Giant squid (wing) was imported at 3,003 tons, down about 68% from 9,557 tons in the previous year,
The frozen Atlantic salmon imported 2,680 tons, down about 46% from 4,965 tons a year earlier.
For reference, 1 case of failures in inspection of Chile fishes products occurred by frozen Sea Cucumber this year, and the amount of it was to be about 16.11 tons
Source: Union Forsea Corp.