Perú Productos pesqueros / Seafood products is a publication by the Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board – Promperú
Non-traditional fishery exports grew 5% in January-July
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 06:40 (GMT + 9)
During the period January and July 2019, Peruvian exports of non-traditional fishery products totaled USD 967.2 million, a figure that indicates an increase of 5% compared to the same period of the previous year, reports the Chamber of Commerce of Lima’s Foreign Trade Center ( CCEX).
Scallops, seafood cocktail and flying fish roe are also exported. (Photo:PromPeru)
“This growth was due to higher shipments of frozen giant squid (pota), whose values totaled USD 518.9 million, revealing a growth of 4.8%, which meant an increase of USD 23.9 million. This product represents 53.7% of the total exported, ” said CCEX Manager Mónica Chávez.
It is worth mentioning that during this period, non-traditional fishery exports reached 97 countries, with China being the main destination market with shipments valued at USD 174.5 million and an 18% share. South Korea followed with USD 149.4 million and a 15.4% share; Spain with USD 140.3 million (14.5%); and the United States with USD 113.2 million (11.7%). These markets together have a share of around 60% of the total exported.
Likewise, positive performances were recorded in countries such as Nigeria and France, with export values of USD 26.5 million and USD 27.3 million, respectively.
Giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) rings and tentacles portions IQF. (Photo: Pesquera Nivama)
"The pota or giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) is one of the most requested species by the international market because in non-traditional fishing sector it is considered a star product of great demand in its various presentations as frozen, prepared, fresh, in brine among others", said Chavez.
Among other products that stood out are frozen jacke mackerel, whose shipments abroad totaled USD 36.3 million, revealing a significant growth of 5,450%; frozen trouts grew 99% with shipments exceeding USD 6.7 million and frozen tuna fillets 100%, with shipments abroad amounting to USD 2.7 million.
Finally, a 39% growth in frozen whole shrimp shipments was reported, of which USD 55 million was exported.
Meanwhile, exports of shrimp tails with Shell, cooked in water or steam, registered a positive variation of 100%, reaching USD 335,000.