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Trends in Russian seafood imports in first nine months of 2018 / November 28, 2018 10:01

Russia’s seafood imports in the first nine months of 2018 displayed a big leap in value and a small setback in volume on the same period of 2017, according to a report prepared by Fishnet.ru analysts based on raw customs records.

More specifically, according to the customs data, in the first nine months of 2018 Russian imports under the HSC subgroups of 0301-0308 totaled 1188.3 mln USD, 19.43% higher as compared to the same period of 2017. The volume of shipments amounted to 313,063.69 metric tons (net weight), down by 2.24% on 2017.

Products

Table 1. Dynamics of shipments covering more than 90% of the market in January-September 2018

Species

Net weight, metric tons

Market share

Dynamics

Salmon SALMO SALAR

54,246.2

17.33%

+45.43%

Mackerel SCOMBER SCOMBRUS

28,282.0

9.03%

-46.70%

Herring CLUPEA HARENGUS

28,075.8

8.97%

+2.20%

Saury COLOLABIS SAIRA

25,172.4

8.04%

-9.81%

Capelin MALLOTUS VILLOSUS

15,927.2

5.09%

+80.56%

Surimi

14,073.3

4.50%

+4.65%

Shrimp LITOPENAEUS VANNAMEI

10,943.6

3.50%

+66.34%

Trout ONCORHYNCHUS MYKISS

10,455.9

3.34%

+81.46%

Shrimp PENAEUS VANNAMEI

7,374.3

2.36%

+14.60%

Hake MERLUCCIUS GAYI

7,089.7

2.26%

+28.34%

Squid DOSIDICUS GIGAS

7,074.5

2.26%

+3.21%

Sardine SARDINOPS MELANOSTICTUS

6,730.9

2.15%

+1,192.53%

Pangasius PANGASIUS HYPOPHTHALMUS

6,659.2

2.13%

-29.09%

Hake MERLUCCIUS HUBBSI

5,605.0

1.79%

-40.10%

Shrimp PANDALUS BOREALIS

5,579.3

1.78%

-9.85%

Tilapia OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS

5,397.3

1.72%

-15.09%

Sardinella SARDINELLA AURITA

5,207.9

1.66%

+110.56%

Blue whiting MICROMESISTIUS POUTASSOU

4,483.2

1.43%

-35.30%

Alaska Pollock THERAGRA CHALCOGRAMMA

4,193.3

1.34%

+2.51%

Shrimp PLEOTICUS MUELLERI

3,887.5

1.24%

+52.77%

Tuna TUNNUS ALBACARES

3,133.8

1.00%

+57.68%

Dorado SPARUS AURATA

3,041.8

0.97%

+15.43%

Seabass DICENTRARCHUS LABRAX

2,772.9

0.89%

+28.77%

Coho salmon ONCORHYNCHUS KISUTCH

2,574.9

0.82%

-33.55%

Mackerel SCOMBER JAPONICUS

2,553.3

0.82%

-79.03%

Yellowtail SERIOLA QUINQUERADIATA

2,361.3

0.75%

+38.02%

Sardine SARDINA PILCHARDUS

2,339.7

0.75%

-76.59%

Hake MERLUCCIUS PRODUCTUS

2,330.1

0.74%

+11.35%

Cocktail

2,110.9

0.67%

-17.49%

Butterfish LEPIDOCYBIUM FLAVOBRUNNEUM

2,053.0

0.66%

-16.06%

Yellowstripe scad SELAROIDES LEPTOLEPIS

1,819.1

0.58%

+7.12%

Countries of origin

Table 2. Dynamics of import shipments by selected countries of origin

Country

Net weight, metric tons, Jan-Sep ‘18

Net weight, metric tons, Jan-Sep ‘17

Dynamics

Faroe Islands

77,483.16

88,225.56

-12.18%

China

57,113.32

67,367.58

-15.22%

Chile

44,277.23

29,047.15

+52.43%

Denmark

19,824.91

28,995.51

-31.63%

Vietnam

16,861.23

20,880.39

-19.25%

In the first nine months of 2018 a number of countries started shipping seafood to Russia, while in the same period of 2017 Russia did not import fish from them. For instance, Singapore companies shipped more than 600 tonnes of butterfish and pink salmon. Viciunai Rus OOO imported 283 tonnes of shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei from Cuba.

Russian seafood imports from Japan and Ecuador jumped dramatically: by 266% by volume (a wide range of finfish and other aquatic products) and by 22% (mostly shrimp, butterfish, tuna and hake) correspondingly.

Exporters

Positions of leading seafood exporters in January-September 2018 showed the following changes:

• rising trends for PELAGOS P/F, PP FAROE PELAGIC, BAKKAFROST SALES P/F (all of them based in the Faroe Islands);

• descending trends in volume terms for POLAR SEAFOOD DENMARK from Denmark, P/F NORTH PELAGIC from the Faroese Islands, QINGDAO GO-RISING FOOD INDUSTRY LTD from China.

Importers

Positions of Russian leading importers showed the following dynamics.

Table 3. TOP5 Russian importers by volume in January-September 2017-2018

Importer

Net weight, metric tons, Jan-Sep ‘18

Net weight, metric tons, Jan-Sep ‘17

Dynamics

AKRA OOO

35,609.70

34,101.83

+4.42%

RUSSIAN FISH COMPANY AO

28,880.40

34,490.21

-16.26%

IZOLA OOO

26,411.97

23,632.90

+11.76%

ULTRA FISH OOO

21,948.48

27,331.15

-19.69%

VIVIUNAI RUS OOO

18,671.67

16,328.49

+14.35%

Table 4. TOP5 Russian importers by value in January-September 2017-2018

Importer

Statistical value, mln USD, Jan-Sep '18

Statistical value, mln USD, Jan-Sep '17

Dynamics

AKRA OOO

132.41

106.34

+24.52%

RUSSIAN FISH COMPANY AO

114.33

95.80

+19.34%

IZOLA OOO

81.54

58.52

+39.35%

VIVIUNAI RUS OOO

74.23

54.27

+36.78%

MOREODOR OOO

68.13

50.24

+35.61%

More than 100 newcomers started importing seafood to Russia in the period under analysis (as compared to the same months of 2017). In particular, Seafood Industries OOO purchased ca.1680 tonnes of salted and dried fish from China, Vietnam and Thailand. Afonik OOO imported more than 1000 tonnes of tuna mostly. And Sprut OOO brought more than 1000 metric tons of a wide range of salted and dried products.

As for the companies’ positions, the trends were as follows:

positive for
Amifish OOO +15% by volume, mostly pangasius from Vietnam,
SK Ryba OOO +20%, mostly seabass, seabream and trout from Turkey,
TD Baltiiskiy Bereg OOO +489%, mostly squid, shrimp and octopus;

negative for
Preobrazhenskiy Rybokombinat AO -65% by volume, to 919 metric tons, mostly saury and mackerel,
Food Trade OOO more than -30%, a wide range of seafood,
Siam OOO -62% to 760 tonnes, crayfish and squid from China.

Note: This is only a summary. For full report please contact Vera Aldokhina at vera@fishnet.ru.
Import report for 12 months of 2018 will be published in early 2019. Please feel free to order it at early-bird prices at vera@fishnet.ru.


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