Chile was the largest export country of salmon and trout to the USA in the first two months of this year totalizing 35,351 tonnes, which represent a 20.6 per cent increase compared to the same period of the previous year (29,304 tonnes).
Moreover, the Chilean salmon producing companies exported products to the USA worth US$ 384.09 million as of February 2020, representing a 15.3 per cent increase compared to the US$ 333 million registered in the first two months of 2019.
Canada and Norway
Canada was in second place, with 10,388 tonnes and returns of US$ 89.8 million. Those results represent a 2.8 per cent increase in value and 6.4 per cent decrease in volume, compared to the first two months of 2019.
According to the trade data published by the Fisheries Statistics Division of the NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Norway was in third place with 10,168 tonnes and sales of US$ 120.1 million. Those numbers represent 6.8 and 8.5 per cent increases in volume and value, respectively.
Meanwhile, China was in fourth place, with 10,143 tonnes and returns of US$ 57.16 million. These figures represent 13.3 decrease in value and almost no change in volume, compared to the first two months of the past year.
Finally, the United Kingdom was in fifth place, with 1,618 tonnes and returns of US$ 17.46 million. Those results represent 35.6 and 19.5 per cent decreases in volume and value, respectively, compared to the first two months of the past year.
The USA imports of all salmon and trout products as of February 2020 totalized 77,019 tonnes worth US$ 771.12 million.