Seafood exports from Kamchatka in 2006

March 26, 2007 13:04

In the year 2006 export supplies of seafood from Kamchatka amounted to 359.7 million USD or 3.8% down on 2005, according to Krestyanskie Vedomosti.

Product

2006, ‘000 USD

2006 versus 2005, +/- %%

Seafood export

359716.2

96.2%

Of which

Frozen fish

296198.5

93.8%

Fish fillets and mince

10757.8

97.4%

Dried, salted and smoked fish

556.2

37.6%

Shellfish

41544.3

117.4%

Molluscs

2822.7

5.7-fold

Fish wastes

973.1

132.6%

Ready-to-eat and canned fish

415.0

2.8-fold

Fishmeal

6448.6

90.0%

Seafood products were exported by 75 Kamchatka-based companies. The shares of such producers as OAO Okeanrybproduct (plc), JSC ZAO Akros, Imeni Lenina fishing co-op, JSC ZAO Kamchatimpeks and OOO Polluks (ltd) totally amounted to 49.2% of the province's seafood exports.

In volume terms, Kamchatka's export of mollusks increased 9.5-fold, while exports of shellfish and canned fish rose by 26.7% and 3.3% correspondingly. At the same time export supplies of salted fish increased by 80.9%, fishmeal - by 22%, while export of frozen fish and fillets dropped by 12%.

The share of products exported to South Korea amounted to 65.5%, Japan - 17.4%, the USA - 8.5% and China - 5.8%.

Average contract prices of exported products

Product

2005, USD per metric ton

2006, USD per metric ton

Growth rate

Frozen fish

1400

1660

118.6%

Salted fish fillets

1950

2170

111.3%

Dried, salted fish

3140

6180

2-fold

Frozen crabs

8640

7240

83.8%

Mollusks

2160

1160

53.7%

Fishmeal

640

740

115.6%

Ready-to-eat and canned fish

1620

4390

2.7-fold

The share of seafood products sold beyond the customs zone in the total volume of Kamchatka's seafood exports amounted to 73.9% down from 76.8% in 2005.

Kamchatka-based companies sold 98.2% of fish fillets and mince and 95.4% of fishmeal beyond the 12-mile zone.

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