Results of Russian External Fish Trade in the First Five Months of 2012
Rosstat has disclosed the final figures of export and import of fishery products to May 2012, the exports including both the customs data and the statistical data covering export shipments from beyond the Russian EEZ, the latter not crossing the border and thus not monitored by the customs. The figures also include trade with Belarus and Kazakhstan (members of Custom Union with RF), reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with reference to the Analytical Centre of Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency.
In January-May 2012 export of fish and shellfish (canned inclusive) amounted to 828.6 k tonnes at USD 1 389.5 million. In the export structure frozen fish accounted for 92.1% or 763 k tonnes, fillets - 4.3% or 35.4 k tonnes, crustaceans and mollusks- 2% or 17.1 k tonnes, preparations or canned fish and shellfish - 1% or 8 000 tonnes, other fish products - 0.6% or 5300 tonnes.
The average export price on frozen fish amounted to USD1.47, price of fillets - USD3.95, price of shellfish-USD7.94.
The share of fish and shellfish not subject to mandatory delivery to Russia's custom territory (this share applies to products harvested beyond the Russian EEZ) comprised 18% or 149.3 k tonnes in the total.
In January-May 2012 imports of fish and shellfish (canned inclusive) amounted to 397.5 k tonnes valued at USD933.1 million.
In the import structure frozen fish accounted for 52.2% or 207.7 k tonnes, fresh or chilled fish - 17.8% or 70.7 k tonnes, fillets - 10.8% or 42.9 k tonnes, crustaceans and mollusks- 7.8% or 30 k tonnes, preparations or canned fish and shellfish - 10.4% or 41.21 k tonnes, other fish products - 1 % or 4000 tonnes.
The average import price on frozen fish amounted to USD1.51, price of fillets - USD2.95, price of shellfish-USD4.6.