Seaweed exports continue to fall

[Chile] Exports of products made from seaweed generated a total of USD 133 million in revenue in the first half of this year, 20 per cent less than in the same period of 2015.

According to the latest Statistical Bulletin on Aquaculture and Fisheries Exports of the Development Fisheries Institute (IFOP), the total volume of products derived from seaweed exported up to June reached 5,940 tonnes, 14.1 per cent less than what had been sold in the first half of 2014.

The average FOB price of total seaweed products exported in the first six months was USD 3,349/t, 6.3 per cent less than in the same period last year.

In terms of volume, the main products exported were dried seaweed (89.5 per cent), carrageenan (6.7 per cent) and agar gar (2.2 per cent).

Shipments of dried seaweed also generated higher revenue the period from January to June, representing 44.9 per cent of the total value of seaweed exports.

In second place was carrageenan with a contribution of 29 per cent followed by the agar, which ranked third with a participation of 17.9 per cent.

According to the IFOP bulletin, the contribution of products derived from seaweed to total income received by exports of aquaculture-fisheries sector in Chile was 5.2 per cent.

 

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