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Salmon Exports to US Drops

CHILE - Between January and November 2009, the Chilean salmon companies sent 39,228 tonnes of fresh farmed salmon fillets to the USA representing a 44.32% decrease compared with the 70,459 tonnes exported in the same period of the previous year.

According to FishfarmingXpert, in terms of value, American imports of fresh farmed salmon fillets from Chile decreased by 41.49 per cent from US$ 564 million to US$ 330 million, says the trade data published by the Fisheries Statistics Division of the NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service.

This downfall trend was partially compensated by the continuous increase of the Norwegian fresh farmed salmon fillets exported to that market. During the first eleven months of 2009 the US imported 16,817 tonnes of this product from Norway representing a 745.60 per cent increase compared with the 1,988 tonnes sent in the same period of 2008.

Meanwhile, the value of the Norwegian exports of fresh farmed salmon fillets to the US increased an impressive 813.55 per cent from US$ 16.4 million to US$ 150 million.

In total, the US imported 66,142 tonnes of fresh farmed fillets of Atlantic salmon between January and November 2009.

the Fish Site Editor

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