Consumption Trends

Published on
May 17, 2017
Chilean salmon

From 2012 to 2016, the value of fisheries and aquaculture products exported by Chile increased by 36 percent from EUR 3.5 billion (USD 3.9 billion) to approximately EUR 4.7 billion (USD 5.2 billion), thanks largely to the increased production of salmon – the country’s leading seafood export commodity. 

But despite the general rise of Chile’s salmon production, last year’s total volume of seafood exports – at les… Read More

Published on
April 12, 2017

European seafood consumption has been on an upward growth trend since 2013 with the bloc’s overall per capita consumption now registering at around 25.8 kg and moving steadily closer to the 2008 pre-economic crisis level of 26 kg, and yet closer scrutiny of regional eating patterns finds that people in many key areas are eating less fish and shellfish products than they were 10 years ago.

The new study, “EU Consumer Habits Regarding F… Read More

Published on
April 6, 2017

The volume of Norwegian salmon, cod and haddock exported to the United Kingdom fell steeply in the first two months of this year, according to the latest statistics provided by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).

A total 8,510 metric tons (MT) of Norwegian farmed salmon was exported to the U.K. market in January and February, down 18 percent year-on-year, as supplies remained tight and prices stayed at high levels. Despite the large drop in volu… Read More

Published on
March 16, 2017

Chilled seafood has continued to grow market share in U.K. retail over the past year, much to the detriment of frozen and ambient sales.

According to the latest data from the U.K. Seafish Authority, sales of seafood in retail (not including discount grocers) for in-home consumption exceeded GBP 3.1 billion (USD 3.8 billion, EUR 3.6 billion) in the 12 months to 28 January 2017, which represented an increase of around ...… Read More


Gao Fu Mao

Published on
March 8, 2017

Increases in prices for some of China’s most popular freshwater species are being driven by producers in the country's heartland, who are switching from carp to shrimp and crab. 

Volume of seafood sold at the Changsha Mawang Dui wholesale seafood market – one of China’s largest – rose by 4.17 percent year-on-year in 2016, while the average price paid per kilo rose by 3.45 percent to CNY 37.14 (USD 5.38 ...… Read More


Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 10, 2017

The 2016 sales data from, obtained by SeafoodSource, presents a glimpse into the complex and obscure world of e-commerce in China, especially as it relates to seafood.

Tmall is part of the Alibaba group and a market leader in China’s e-commerce sector, and its annual sales report was compiled by CBNData in cooperation with

According to the report, Tmall’s three top-selling seafood species last year were king crab from C… Read More

Published on
February 2, 2017

While the United Kingdom’s booming foodservice sector today incorporates no end of diverse cuisines, the traditional fish and chip dinner is in the midst of a consumer renaissance, according to a new study.

Latest statistics provided by the U.K. Seafish Authority in its “Fish and Chips in Commercial Foodservice 2016” report show that sales of the iconic meal increased by more than 4 percent over the last two years to 333.6 million servings.… Read More

Published on
January 18, 2017

New U.K. grocery market share figures issued by Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 1 January 2017, show the fastest recorded retail growth since June 2014, thanks to an additional consumer spend of GBP 480 million (USD 590.6 million, EUR 552.9 million) increasing total supermarket sales by 1.8 percent.

Year-on-year market growth has been helped by comparisons to a weaker Christmas in 2015, but sales were also buoyed by strong consumer appe… Read More

Published on
January 16, 2017

European at-home fish consumption is increasing with 72 percent of people eating fishery or aquaculture products once a month and 42 percent consuming seafood once a week, finds a new survey on EU consumer choices.

Conducted by Eurobarometer at the request of the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), the study establishes that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although how far peopl… Read More

Published on
January 4, 2017

Vietnam’s Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a seafood export revenue goal of USD 7.1 billion (EUR 6.8 billion) for 2017, an increase of USD 100 million (EUR 96 million) on last year’s total.

The agency has targeted a total fishery production output of 6.85 million metric tons (MT) for the whole year, including 3.05 million MT of sea catch and 3.8 million MT from aquaculture.

In ord… Read More