Scot­tish salmon ex­ports grow

Fish Farmer - - United Kingdom News -

SCOT­TISH salmon ex­ports in the first quar­ter of the year were val­ued at around £152 mil­lion, up 27 per cent on the same pe­riod last year.

The fig­ure, an in­crease of £32 mil­lion for Jan­uary to March sales, was close to the Q1 to­tal for 2017, a record year for salmon ex­ports.

Farm­ers ex­ported some 22,500 tonnes of fresh, chilled salmon in the first quar­ter of 2019, ac­cord­ing to the sta­tis­tics from Her Majesty’s Rev­enue and Cus­toms.

The EU re­mained the largest sin­gle re­gional mar­ket, ac­count­ing for more than 45 per cent of ex­ports by value at around £69 mil­lion.

France main­tained its po­si­tion as Scot­tish salmon’s big­gest im­porter fol­lowed by the United States, where there has been par­tic­u­larly strong growth, and China.

Sales to Eastern Europe, Latin Amer­ica, the Caribbean and Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa fell.

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