amounted to US$967.2 million between January and July in 2019, thus registering a 5% expansion compared to the same period last year,
According to CCL's Foreign Trade Center (CCEX) Manager Monica Chavez, this increase was due to higher shipments of frozen giant squid
, which totaled US$518.9 million (+4.8%). Besides, this product accounts for 53.7% of total exports.
During the above-mentioned period, non-traditional fishing
exports reached 97 countries.
In this sense, China was the main destination, amounting to US$174.5 million, thus representing 18% of the total.
The Asian Giant was followed by South Korea (US$149.4 million, 15.4%), Spain (US$140.3 million, 14.5%), and the United States (US$113.2 million, 11.7%). These markets account for around 60% of the total.
is one of the most demanded species by the international market, as it is considered a star product of great demand in its diverse presentations (…)," Chavez expressed.
Frozen mackerel (US$36.3 million, +5.45%), frozen trout (US$6.7 million, +99%), and frozen tuna fillet (US$2.7 million, +100%) also stood out.
Finally, whole frozen shrimps (US$55 million, +39%) and shrimp tails with shell (US$335,000, 100%) posted positive results.