According to SeaNews Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, in Q1 2020 Russia imported 108.2 thousand tons (-2.9%) of fish worth $325 mn (+4.6%).
Frozen fish accounted for most of the supplies. In Q1 2020, frozen fish import declined by 4.7% down to 80.6 thousand tons. In monetary terms, imports, by contrast, increased by 7.1% up to $200.4 mn. Most of the imported frozen fish was salmon, mackerel and herring. The main countries of origin were Chile, the Faroe Islands and China.
The imports of fillets and other fish parts decreased by 4.1% down to 16.2 thousand tons worth $50.5 mn, down 5.6% year-on-year. The majority of the volumes were fillets of salmon, tuna, tilapia, pollock, herring and catfish. Fillets and other fish parts were mainly supplied to Russia from China, Vietnam, Chile, the Faroe Islands and Argentina.
Fresh and chilled fish import to Russia amounted to 6.9 thousand tons (+16.9%) worth $45.7 mn (+14.8%). Salmon prevailed with almost all the products coming from the Faroe Islands, Turkey and Armenia.
Dried, salted and smoked fish import made 4.4 thousand tons (+10%) worth $28.1 mn (-6.3%). Most of the products were supplied from Belarus, Vietnam and China.
Fish from 38 countries was imported to Russia during the first quarter of 2020. The main exporting countries were Chile, the Faroe Islands and China.
Imports from Chile increased by 34.8% up to 17.8 thousand tons worth $108.9, up 21.9%. Frozen Pacific and Atlantic salmon accounted for the most of Chilean fish supplies to Russia.
Fish imports from the Faroe Islands amounted to 42.1 thousand tons (-0.7%) worth $78.6 mn (+8.9%). Most of the volume was frozen mackerel and herring, as well as fresh and chilled salmon.
China exported 17.6 thousand tons of fish (-34.1%) worth $41.8 mn (-26.1%). Most of the shipments were frozen fish and fish fillets.