Rabobank has published a new report on global seafood trade. Analysts say ‘We expect the strong rebound in the value of global seafood trade flows to continue through 2022 as the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Major markets like the US and Europe have fully recovered, while China is gradually returning to pre-pandemic import levels’. Farmed salmon and shrimp are the main drivers of trade growth. Read the full report here.
Rabobank’s useful global seafood map has also been updated for 2022 and is available for download here.
In the first 8 months of 2022, China’s total imports of seafood grew to US$12.199 billion, a year-on-year increase of 40.07%. The volume was 2.8914 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 23.28%.