Consumption Trends

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

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By

Mark Godfrey

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

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 10, 2017

The 2016 sales data from Tmall.com, 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 Tmall.com.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Published on
December 13, 2016

International non-profit research organization Worldfish has launched a six-year strategy aimed at boosting sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, while at the same time helping many of the world’s poorest fishers and fish farmers exit poverty.

The strategy, which is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), places increased emphasis on the development of improved fish breeds and

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Published on
December 9, 2016

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU has coincided with a clear drop in the amount of visits that Brits made to restaurants, yet the amount being spent on these meals has increased, finds the latest foodservice quarterly report prepared by the NPD Group Inc. on behalf of the U.K. Seafish Authority. The study also confirms an upturn in out of home (OOH) seafood consumption with sales growing in most foodservice channels.

According to

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Published on
November 8, 2016

Norwegian seafood exporters shipped 2 million metric tons (MT) of seafood worth NOK 74.3 billion (USD 9 billion, EUR 8.2 billion) in the first 10 months of this year, representing a 9 percent decrease in volume but an increase in value of 16 percent compared with the corresponding period of 2015, and just slightly short of the total value achieved by the Scandinavian country’s seafood exports for the whole of last year.

According to new

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