Brazil was the third market for Chilean salmon in the first five months of 2011. (Photo: Super Salmon)
Salmon exports to Brazil increase
Friday, July 15, 2011, 16:30 (GMT + 9)
Between January and May 2011, Chile exported salmon to the Brazilian market for USD 123.3 million, a figure that shows an increase of 19.3 per cent over the same period in 2010, when USD 103.2 million were obtained.
In terms of volume, Brazil ranked third with 17,261 tonnes, behind Japan (84,469 tonnes) and US (23,710 tonnes).
According to the data provided by InfoTrade to Aqua, in the first five months of this year Chile sent 12,777 tonnes of fresh-chilled products to Brazil for USD 94.8 million.
Meanwhile, Brazil imported 4,426 tonnes of frozen products for USD 27.5 million. The smoked and canned products, among others, completed the rest of the shipments.
When considering the shipments per species, the most required resource was the Atlantic salmon, with 12,409 tonnes and returns of USD 94 million.
Meanwhile, 2,588 tonnes of trout were exported for USD 16.5 million and 2,263 tonnes of coho for USD 12.8 million.
According to the data provided by InfoTrade, the company Mainstream appears in the first place with 3,784 tonnes shipped for USD 24.6 million.
It is followed by Multiexport with 3,020 tonnes worth USD 22.9 million, and by Los Fiordos with 2,650 tonnes worth USD 19.6 million.
While Salmones Itata led the list up to May 2010 (with 3,693 tonnes worth USD 23.4 million), this year it has fallen to the twentieth place with 61.3 tonnes worth USD 308,400.
Finally, the twenty-third place was occupied by Aguas Claras with 33 tonnes for USD 228,400.
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member Exportadora Los Fiordos Ltda.