Frozen ray wings skin less origin Argentina (Photo: courtesy Saewoomall)
Frozen skate (ray), 30 % imports from Argentina
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 05:50 (GMT + 9)
In September 2020, the amount of frozen ray imported was about 717 tons, up 18% from the previous year's 610 tons, and the cumulative import volume in September was about 7,366 tons, up about 4% from the previous year's 7,110 tons.
The average September import volume from 2015 to 2020 was 785 tons, down about 9% from 717 tons in September this year.
The major exporters countries of frozen rays are 23 including Argentina, the United States, Brazil, Russia, China, Spain, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Suriname, Mauritania and Uruguay, 30% (2,181 tons) from Argentina, 23% (1,723 tons) in the United States, 12% (916 tons) from Brazil, 11% (818 tons) from Russia and 5% (370 tons) from Spain.
The average unit price per country was the highest at USD 4.65/kg in Argentina and the lowest at USD 1.06/kg in Japan.
In September, frozen ray imports amounted to about USD 2.25 million, up 15 % from USD 1.95 million a year earlier, and the average import unit price in September was USD 3.14/kg, down about 2 % from USD 3.20/kg a year earlier.
Source: Union Forsea Corp.