China was the second largest destination for Argentina’s fish and seafood exports in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report released Monday [12 June 2016]. Argentina’s fish and seafood exports to China in this period were worth 77 million U.S. dollars, accounting for 16 percent of the total, the report by Argentine consulting firm Sectorial Economic Research (IES) said…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2016

Key Point

  • In 2016, Argentine catches of fish, especially mollusks (e.g. abalone, clams, squid, oysters, etc.) will likely decline due to overfishing. Squid harvests will notably be low. Spain was Argentina’s largest seafood export market.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2010 to 2015, Chinese (incl. Hong Kong and Macau) seafood imports from Argentina increased from US$22.7 million to US$102 million. In 2015, mainland China imported US$61 million worth of crustaceans and US$17 million worth of frozen fish from Argentina. At the same time, Hong Kong imported US$5.5 million worth of frozen fish from Argentina.

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