Russian seafood imports in January – October 2020

November 29, 2020 09:04

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries has published Rosstat’s provisional figures for seafood imports in January – October 2020, according to

The volume of imports of fish, fish products and shellfish in January-October 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 decreased by 36.5 thousand tons (7.4%) and amounted to 457.8 thousand tons with only fresh or chilled category growing (see figures at the end of the article).

In value terms, imports amounted to 1,570. 4 million US dollars, which is 157.8 million US dollars (9.1%) less on the same period in 2019.

In the product structure of imports, 49.2% is frozen fish, 17.3% – prepared or canned fish products, 11.4% - crustaceans, shellfish and other aquatic invertebrates, 10.6% – fish fillets and other fish meats, 6.9% – fresh or chilled fish, 4.1% – dried and salted fish.

The decrease in imports of fish products to the Russian Federation in January-October 2020 was due to frozen fish (down by 13.2% or 34.2 thousand tons to 225.5 thousand tons), fish fillets and other fish meats (down by 6.9% or 3.6 thousand tons to 48.7 thousand tons), prepared or canned fish products (down by 4.6% or 3.8 thousand tons to 79.4 thousand tons).

At the same time, imports of fresh or chilled fish increased by 18%, or 4.8 thousand tons, to 31.8 thousand tons. The crustaceans, mollusks and other invertebrates went up by 3.8%, or 1.9 thousand tons, to 52.3 thousand tons.

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