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Molluscs Market in the EU Bounced Back to $4.6B

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Molluscs Market in the EU Bounced Back to $4.6B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Molluscs (Scallops, Mussels, Cuttle Fish, Squid And Octopus) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the molluscs market in the European Union amounted to $4.6B in 2018, growing by 2.4% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of molluscs consumption in 2018 were Spain (174K tonnes), Italy (148K tonnes) and Germany (136K tonnes), together comprising 53% of total consumption. The UK, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of molluscs consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Portugal, while molluscs consumption for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

In value terms, the largest molluscs markets in the European Union were Spain ($996M), Germany ($901M) and Italy ($878M), with a combined 61% share of the total market. Poland, Portugal, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Hungary, Greece and the UK lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 29%.

The countries with the highest levels of molluscs per capita consumption in 2018 were Portugal (4,386 kg per 1000 persons), Spain (3,727 kg per 1000 persons) and Italy (2,479 kg per 1000 persons).

Production in the EU

In 2018, the amount of molluscs (scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid and octopus) produced in the European Union stood at 588K tonnes, remaining stable against the previous year. In general, molluscs production continues to indicate a mild shrinkage.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of molluscs production in 2018 were Germany (131K tonnes), the UK (128K tonnes) and Spain (115K tonnes), with a combined 64% share of total production. These countries were followed by Poland, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Slovakia and Portugal, which together accounted for a further 29%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of molluscs production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Portugal, while molluscs production for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the production figures.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, exports of molluscs (scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid and octopus) in the European Union amounted to 162K tonnes, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Overall, molluscs exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The volume of exports peaked at 180K tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure. In value terms, molluscs exports amounted to $1.1B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Spain dominates molluscs exports structure, recording 100K tonnes, which was near 62% of total exports in 2018. Portugal (10,117 tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by the Netherlands (10,007 tonnes), the UK (9,837 tonnes) and Italy (7,423 tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 23% share of total exports. Belgium (6,244 tonnes) and France (4,941 tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Spain experienced a relatively flat trend pattern with regard to volume of exports of molluscs (scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid and octopus) exports. At the same time, Portugal (+7.8%) and the Netherlands (+7.7%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Portugal emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +7.8% from 2007-2018. Italy experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Belgium (-4.0%), the UK (-4.9%) and France (-10.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period.

In value terms, Spain ($630M) remains the largest molluscs supplier in the European Union, comprising 57% of total molluscs exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($94M), with a 8.5% share of total exports. It was followed by Belgium, with a 6.4% share.

Export Prices by Country

The molluscs export price in the European Union stood at $6,816 per tonne in 2018, rising by 2.9% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.5%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($11,342 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($4,729 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 445K tonnes of molluscs (scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid and octopus) were imported in the European Union; standing approx. at the previous year. In value terms, molluscs imports totaled $2.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Spain (160K tonnes) and Italy (149K tonnes) were the main importers of molluscs (scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid and octopus) in the European Union, together reaching near 70% of total imports. Portugal (45K tonnes) held a 10% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Greece (4.9%). France (14K tonnes), the Netherlands (9.1K tonnes) and Croatia (8.4K tonnes) occupied a minor share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($967M), Italy ($920M) and Portugal ($236M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 78% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Greece, France, the Netherlands and Croatia, which together accounted for a further 11%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the import price for molluscs in the European Union amounted to $6,121 per tonne, increasing by 3.7% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.3%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was France ($7,013 per tonne), while Croatia ($4,110 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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The Growth Of Frozen Crustaceans Market in the EU Slowed Down

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Frozen Crustaceans – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the frozen crustaceans market in the European Union amounted to $7.3B in 2018, remaining stable against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 12% y-o-y. In that year, the frozen crustaceans market reached its peak level of $7.3B. From 2015 to 2018, the growth of the frozen crustaceans market practically regained its momentum.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of frozen crustaceans consumption in 2018 were Germany (214K tonnes), Spain (172K tonnes) and France (104K tonnes), with a combined 58% share of total consumption. These countries were followed by Italy, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 29%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of frozen crustaceans consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the UK, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($1.8B), Spain ($1.3B) and France ($927M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together comprising 56% of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of frozen crustaceans per capita consumption in 2018 were Spain (3,692 kg per 1000 persons), Germany (2,611 kg per 1000 persons) and the Netherlands (2,511 kg per 1000 persons).

Production in the EU

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans production in the European Union amounted to 435K tonnes, jumping by 3.5% against the previous year. Overall, frozen crustaceans production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Production By Country

Germany (188K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of frozen crustaceans production, comprising approx. 43% of total production. Moreover, frozen crustaceans production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the region’s second-largest producer, Poland (65K tonnes), threefold. Spain (39K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 9% share.

In Germany, frozen crustaceans production remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2018. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Poland (+0.1% per year) and Spain (-1.5% per year).

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of frozen crustaceans exported in the European Union stood at 261K tonnes, picking up by 6.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans exports, however, continue to indicate a slight descent.

In value terms, frozen crustaceans exports amounted to $2.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans exports attained their peak figure in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

The exports of the four major exporters of frozen crustaceans, namely Denmark, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, represented more than two-thirds of total export. The UK (23K tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by France (13K tonnes). All these countries together took near 14% share of total exports. Ireland (11K tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Denmark ($434M), Spain ($418M) and the Netherlands ($373M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, together accounting for 52% of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The frozen crustaceans export price in the European Union stood at $8,976 per tonne in 2018, declining by -3.9% against the previous year. Over the last decade, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.6%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the export price increased by 17% year-to-year. The level of export price peaked at $9,340 per tonne in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was France ($11,146 per tonne), while Belgium ($7,334 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Denmark, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans imports in the European Union totaled 674K tonnes, growing by 2.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, frozen crustaceans imports stood at $6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Spain (177K tonnes), distantly followed by France (112K tonnes), Italy (87K tonnes), Belgium (53K tonnes), the Netherlands (48K tonnes), the UK (48K tonnes), Germany (36K tonnes) and Portugal (32K tonnes) were the major importers of frozen crustaceans, together comprising 88% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($1.4B), France ($1B) and Italy ($737M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 52% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, which together accounted for a further 37%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans import price in the European Union amounted to $8,975 per tonne, approximately equating the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the import price increased by 16% against the previous year. In that year, the import prices for frozen crustaceans reached their peak level of $9,037 per tonne. From 2015 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for frozen crustaceans remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Belgium ($11,996 per tonne), while Spain ($7,794 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Preserved Fish Fillet Market in the EU Flattened At $750M

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Fish Fillets (Dried, Salted Or In Brine, But Not Smoked) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the preserved fish fillet market in the European Union amounted to $751M in 2018, approximately equating the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, preserved fish fillet consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the preserved fish fillet market reached its peak figure level in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of preserved fish fillet consumption in 2018 were Italy (28K tonnes), Poland (16K tonnes) and the UK (13K tonnes), with a combined 49% share of total consumption. Spain, the Netherlands, France, Romania, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary and Greece lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 39%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of preserved fish fillet consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Portugal, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest preserved fish fillet markets in the European Union were France ($138M), Italy ($132M) and the Netherlands ($110M), together comprising 51% of the total market. These countries were followed by Spain, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Portugal and the UK, which together accounted for a further 35%.

The countries with the highest levels of preserved fish fillet per capita consumption in 2018 were Italy (469 kg per 1000 persons), the Netherlands (463 kg per 1000 persons) and Poland (407 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for preserved fish fillet in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven years. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.6% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 139K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Exports in the EU

The exports totaled 30K tonnes in 2018. In general, preserved fish fillet exports continue to indicate a slight contraction. In value terms, preserved fish fillet exports amounted to $160M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Denmark (17K tonnes) represented the key exporter of fish fillets (dried, salted or in brine, but not smoked), committing 56% of total exports. Sweden (4,361 tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by Spain (3,007 tonnes), the UK (2,113 tonnes) and Germany (1,526 tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 36% share of total exports. The following exporters – Italy (554 tonnes) and Belgium (526 tonnes) – each finished at a 3.6% share of total exports.

Exports from Denmark increased at an average annual rate of +8.1% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Belgium (+16.1%) and Spain (+4.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Belgium emerged as the fastest-growing exporter in the European Union, with a CAGR of +16.1% from 2007-2018. By contrast, Italy (-1.5%), the UK (-4.7%), Sweden (-5.7%) and Germany (-12.8%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of Denmark (+33 p.p.) and Spain (+3.6 p.p.) increased significantly in terms of the total exports from 2007-2018, the share of the UK (-4.8 p.p.), Sweden (-13 p.p.) and Germany (-17.7 p.p.) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Imports in the EU

The imports totaled 60K tonnes in 2018, jumping by 9.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, preserved fish fillet imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

In value terms, preserved fish fillet imports totaled $386M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, preserved fish fillet imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when imports increased by 9.7% y-o-y. In that year, preserved fish fillet imports reached their peak of $433M. From 2015 to 2018, the growth of preserved fish fillet imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of preserved fish fillet imports in 2018 were Italy (14K tonnes), Denmark (12K tonnes) and Spain (9.8K tonnes), together recording 60% of total import. The Netherlands (6,113 tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 10% share, followed by Sweden (8%), Portugal (5.9%) and Germany (5.4%).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Portugal, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($119M), Spain ($73M) and Denmark ($51M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 63% share of total imports. The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 28%.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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The Growth of Canned Herring Market in the EU Loses Momentum

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Herrings (Prepared Or Preserved) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the herring market in the European Union amounted to $1.5B in 2018, remaining relatively stable against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). From 2016-2017, the market grew rapidly, recovering from a noticeable slump observed in 2015. In 2018, however, the market growth lost its momentum, and the market volume stays within its relatively flat long-term trend pattern.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of canned herring consumption in 2018 were Germany (81K tonnes), Poland (80K tonnes) and the UK (68K tonnes), with a combined 55% share of total consumption. These countries were followed by Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary, which together accounted for a further 31%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of herring consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest herring markets in the European Union were Germany ($420M), Poland ($222M) and the UK ($212M), together accounting for 58% of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of herring per capita consumption in 2018 were Poland (2,1 kg per person), Italy (1,1 kg per person) and Hungary (1,0 kg per person).

Production in the EU

In 2018, approx. 423K tonnes of herrings (prepared or preserved) were produced in the European Union; approximately equating the previous year. In general, herring production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when production volume increased by 2.9% against the previous year. In value terms, herring production totaled $1.9B in 2018 estimated in export prices.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of herring production in 2018 were Poland (109K tonnes), Italy (66K tonnes) and the UK (65K tonnes), with a combined 57% share of total production. These countries were followed by Germany, Spain, Denmark and Lithuania, which together accounted for a further 32%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of herring production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Lithuania, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the exports of herrings (prepared or preserved) in the European Union totaled 121K tonnes, increasing by 6.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, herring exports, however, continue to indicate a mild reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 13% year-to-year. In value terms, herring exports stood at $399M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Poland was the main exporter of herrings (prepared or preserved) in the European Union, with the volume of exports accounting for 52K tonnes, which was approx. 43% of total exports in 2018. Denmark (27K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 22% share, followed by Germany (20%) and Lithuania (5.2%). The following exporters – Sweden (4,143 tonnes) and the Netherlands (3,077 tonnes) – each accounted for a 6% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Germany, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Poland ($165M) remains the largest herring supplier in the European Union, comprising 41% of total herring exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Denmark ($82M), with a 21% share of total exports. It was followed by Germany, with a 19% share.

Export Prices by Country

The herring export price in the European Union stood at $3,295 per tonne in 2018, reducing by -1.5% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.5%.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($6,046 per tonne), while Denmark ($3,072 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

The imports stood at 115K tonnes in 2018, increasing by 3.9% against the previous year. Overall, herring imports, however, continue to indicate a slight contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of 4.1% against the previous year. In that year, herring imports reached their peak of 137K tonnes. From 2009 to 2018, the growth of herring imports remained at a somewhat lower figure. In value terms, herring imports totaled $327M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Germany was the key importer of herrings (prepared or preserved) in the European Union, with the volume of imports finishing at 45K tonnes, which was approx. 39% of total imports in 2018. Poland (23K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by the Netherlands (7,378 tonnes), Sweden (5,846 tonnes) and Denmark (5,698 tonnes). All these countries together occupied approx. 36% share of total imports. The UK (3,262 tonnes), Finland (3,251 tonnes), Austria (3,246 tonnes), Romania (2,774 tonnes), the Czech Republic (2,359 tonnes), France (2,216 tonnes) and Estonia (2,026 tonnes) took a relatively small share of total imports.

Imports into Germany decreased at an average annual rate of -2.3% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, the Netherlands (+13.8%), Romania (+12.9%) and the UK (+3.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest-growing importer in the European Union, with a CAGR of +13.8% from 2007-2018. Poland and France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the Czech Republic (-2.1%), Denmark (-2.3%), Austria (-2.6%), Estonia (-4.8%), Sweden (-5.0%) and Finland (-5.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2018, the share of the Netherlands, Romania and Poland increased by +4.9%, +1.8% and +1.6% percentage points, while Finland (-2.4 p.p.), Sweden (-3.8 p.p.) and Germany (-11.3 p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Import Prices by Country

The herring import price in the European Union stood at $2,840 per tonne in 2018, waning by -4.4% against the previous year. In general, the herring import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Austria ($4,240 per tonne), while Sweden ($1,781 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Finland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Asia’s Fish Fillet Market – China’s Export Share Exceeded 50%

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Asia – Frozen Fish Fillet – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights.’ Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the frozen fish fillet market in Asia amounted to $3.9B in 2017, growing by 4.9% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the market value increased by 35% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the frozen fish fillet market attained its peak figure level at $4.6B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Production in Asia

In 2017, production of frozen fish fillet in Asia amounted to 1.9M tonnes, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Exports in Asia

The exports totaled 1.7M tonnes in 2017, flattening at the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

In value terms, frozen fish fillet exports amounted to $7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Exports by Country

China was the main exporting country with an export of around 901K tonnes, which accounted for 53% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Vietnam (597K tonnes), constituting 35% share of total exports. The following exporters – Indonesia (43K tonnes) and Thailand (27K tonnes) – together made up 4.2% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Vietnam, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($4B) remains the largest frozen fish fillet supplier in Asia, comprising 57% of total frozen fish fillet exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Vietnam ($1.6B), with a 23% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 3.8% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2017, the frozen fish fillet export price in Asia amounted to $4,130 per tonne, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the last decade, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, an increase of 14% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices for frozen fish fillet attained their maximum at $4,486 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, export prices failed to regain their momentum.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was Thailand ($7,128 per tonne), while Vietnam ($2,629 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Thailand, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Asia

In 2017, imports of frozen fish fillet in Asia totaled 864K tonnes, picking up by 4.2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the frozen fish fillet imports increased by +93.6% against 2007 indices.

In value terms, frozen fish fillet imports amounted to $3.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country

Japan dominates frozen fish fillet imports structure, amounting to 524K tonnes, which was approx. 61% of total imports in 2017. It was distantly followed by China (56K tonnes), comprising 6.4% share of total imports. Israel (39K tonnes), South Korea (38K tonnes), the Philippines (26K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (25K tonnes), Singapore (21K tonnes), Malaysia (19K tonnes), Iran (14K tonnes), Taiwan, Chinese (14K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (14K tonnes) and Vietnam (14K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2017, average annual rates of growth with regard to frozen fish fillet imports into Japan stood at +5.8%. At the same time, the Philippines (+60.0%), Taiwan, Chinese (+24.6%), Vietnam (+21.3%), China (+20.3%), Singapore (+18.5%), Iran (+18.0%), Malaysia (+15.3%), Saudi Arabia (+10.8%), China, Hong Kong SAR (+1.4%), Israel (+1.2%) and South Korea (+1.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Philippines emerged as the fastest growing importer in Asia, with a CAGR of +60.0% from 2007-2017. Malaysia (-1.6%), Singapore (-2%), the Philippines (-3%), China (-5.4%) and Japan (-26.2%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Japan ($2.1B) constitutes the largest market for imported frozen fish fillet in Asia, comprising 61% of total frozen fish fillet imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Korea ($233M), with a 6.7% share of total imports. It was followed by Israel, with a 6.1% share.

Import Prices by Country

In 2017, the frozen fish fillet import price in Asia amounted to $3,996 per tonne, surging by 8.9% against the previous year. Overall, the frozen fish fillet import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was Taiwan, Chinese ($6,346 per tonne), while the Philippines ($1,515 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Saudi Arabia, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform