Brazil: No. 1 market for Chilean salmon?


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 31, 2011

As Chile's salmon-farming industry's recovers from the infectious salmon anemia virus, a new market could emerge as the No. 1 destination for the country's salmon in the coming years — Brazil.

SalmonChile President César Barros told Diario Financiero, Chile's financial newspaper, that Brazilian imports of Chilean salmon grew by an average of 38 percent from USD 47.6 million in November 2005 to USD 225.2 million in November 2010.

In November, Brazil was the No. 3 destination for Chilean salmon, trailing Japan (USD 737.8 million) and the United States (USD 339.7 million).

Demand for seafood continues to increase in Brazil, which is not geographically fit to raise salmon.

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