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According to Chilean export marketing agency ProChile, Chilean fisheries and seafood exports reached $708 million in May, up 24.4% year-on-year, but down 2% year-on-year (April's exports were about $722 million).
The main reason for the year-on-year increase in exports was the increase in sales of farmed salmon and trout, whose exports rose 34.9% year-on-year to $510 million. In addition, fishmeal exports rose 17.7% year-on-year to US$41 million; algae exports rose 98.5% year-on-year to US$17 million; and deep-sea cod exports rose 149.8% year-on-year to US$10 million.
By export market, Chile's exports to the U.S. grew the most, up 32.4% to $284 million, with salmon trout exports up 48.1% to $280 million, deep-sea cod up 128.3% to $8 million, and algae exports up 85.3% to $3 million.
China is Chile's second largest export market, with exports up 71.4% to US$53 million in May. Fishmeal sales rose 106.2 percent to $27 million, algae exports rose 95 percent to $11 million and fish oil exports rose 65.8 percent to $3 million.
Japan ranked third, with seafood exports up 39.1% year-on-year to US$71 million in May, with salmon and trout exports up 45.3% to US$58 million, sea urchin exports up 57.1% to US$4 million and algae up 500.8% to US$1 million.
From January to May this year, Chile has exported $3.5 billion worth of fisheries and seafood products, up 24.1% year-on-year. Sales of salmon trout increased 29.8% to US$2.778 billion, mackerel increased 14.3% to US$160 million, seaweed products increased 52.2% to US$66 million, deep-sea cod increased 66.6% to US$34 million, and crab increased 102% to US$27 million.
The U.S. market ranked first, with exports up 34.6 percent to $1.3 billion; Brazil was second, with exports up 43 percent to $377 million.
From January to May, Chile's exports to China rose 82.6 percent year-on-year to $205 million, with salmon trout exports up 122.3 percent to $60 million.
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