Value of Chilean seafood exports reach five-year high, European earnings soar

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 less than 1.2 million metric tons (MT) &nda…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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