Belarus reporting positive statistics of seafood output
The bulk of fish commodities for human consumption (35,449 metric tons) was produced by legal entities without departmental affiliation. It was 15.6% up on the same period of 2006. The companies subordinated to the Regional executive committees increased fish production by 6.2% to 1,645 metric tons. The organizations working under President's Affairs Administration boosted the output by 10.4% to 1,211 metric tons.
In the first nine months Belarus Co-ops Union' enterprises (Belkoopsoyuz) reduced the output of fish products by 5.5% to 444 tonnes, the enterprises of concern Belneftekhim - by 23.1% to 10 tonnes, the enterprises of Bellesbymprom - by 14.3% to 6 tonnes. The affiliated branches of Belenergo produced 3 tonnes of such products that is 50% up on the same period of 2006.
Belgospischeprom's and the Ministry of Agriculture's enterprises produced 1 tonne each, that makes 100% and 33.3% respectively from the level of January-September 2006.
According to The Ministry of Statistics, in January-September 2007 in Belarus the production of live fish amounted to 52 tonnes (+20.9%), frozen fish - 7 tonnes (-56.2%) in comparison with the same period of 2006. The production of smoked fish amounted to 2,220 metric tons (12.7% up), salted fish except herring - 891 metric tons (26.9% up), salted herring - 855 metric tons (10.9% down).
The production of canned fish, shellfish and mollusks inclusive, amounted to 13,589 million nominal cans (45.2% up on the January-September 2006).
The output of dried and dry-cured fish in January-September 2007 increased by 0.8% to 123 tonnes in comparison with the same period of 2006, the production of salted with spices and marinated fish decreased by 19% to 674 tonnes.
In addition through the period of nine months of 2007 the output of ready-to-eat products in Belarus came up by 11.2% to 20,734 metric tons. Caviar and roe production amounted to 5,856 metric tons (9.9% up). The output of non-finfish aquatic products for human consumption was 2,419 metric tons (31.4% up).
As per 1 October 2007 coldstore inventories of fish commodities for human consumption including canned products amounted to 1,256 metric tons or 29.2% of average monthly production volume.