Chile ex­ports soar in value

Fish Farmer - - News -

CHILE’S salmon ex­ports in­creased 30 per cent in value in the first half of 2017, by $547 mil­lion to $2,380 mil­lion.

Chile ex­ported $2,086 mil­lion in salmon prod­ucts (At­lantic and coho) be­tween January and June this year.

This is an in­crease of al­most $466 mil­lion, or 29 per cent com­pared with the same pe­riod in 2016, when ex­ports earned $1,620 mil­lion.

By the end of June 2017, Chilean trout ex­ports to­talled $294 mil­lion, an in­crease of $81 mil­lion or 38 per cent com­pared to the same pe­riod of last year.

Ac­cord­ing to Felipe San­doval, pres­i­dent of the Chilean Salmon In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion (Sal­mon­chile), the in­crease in the value of salmon sales is mainly due to im­proved prices.

Mean­while, Chile looks set to fol­low Nor­way by woo­ing China in its quest to sell farmed salmon.

Ed­uardo Goy­coolea, CEO of New World Cur­rents (NWC), Chile’s salmon in­dus­try body, said they had been talk­ing to a num­ber of com­pa­nies with a view to in­creas­ing ex­ports to the Far East.

‘In 2016 the turnover reached 51 mil­lion dol­lars and by 2017 that fig­ure should in­crease by at least 20 per cent.’

Above: Chile is in­creas­ing its salmon ex­ports

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