Exports of prepared and preserved fish products in 2014 reduced by 2.4%

03.06.2015

According to the data of Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB), in 2014 Latvia exported prepared and preserved fish products in amount of 82.7 mln euros or 0.8% of total exports value of Latvia, which was 2.0 mln euros or 2.4% less than in 2013.

Main exports partners were Russia (32.1% of total exports value of prepared and preserved fish products), Lithuania (7.8%), Sweden (6.3%), Germany (5.4%), Azerbaijan (5.1%) and Denmark (4.7%).

In 2014 dispatches of prepared and preserved fish products to the European Union (EU) countries reached 32.9 mln euros or 39.9% of the total exports value of prepared and preserved fish products. Exports to CIS countries compried 43.3 mln euros or 52.4%, but to other countries – 6.4 mln euros or 7.7%.

Exports of prepared and preserved fish products by country groups, mln euros

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In 2014, out of prepared and preserved fish products mostly sprats and brisling were exported – for 46.6 mln euros (to Russia – 51.9%, to Ukraine – 5.2%, to Lithuania – 4.7%), mackerels – for 13.6 mln euros (to Sweden – 37.4%, to Denmark – 17.6%, to Germany – 10.6%) and herrings – for 5.0 mln euros (to Denmark – 14.8%, to Estonia – 14.1%, to Germany – 8.6%).

In the 1st quarter of 2015 dispatches of prepared and preserved fish products to the EU countries reached 10.7 mln euros or 58.9% of the total exports value of prepared and preserved fish products. Exports to CIS countries compried 5.7 mln euros or 31.5%, but to other countries – 1.7 mln euros or 9.6%.

In the 1st quarter of 2015 Latvia exported prepared and preserved fish products to 44 countries worldwide. Main exports partners were Russia (18.6% of total exports value of prepared and preserved fish products), Sweden (13.1%), Denmark (10.8%), Germany (8.1%), Lithuania (7.2%) and Estonia (5.2%).

Prepared and preserved fish products in Latvian exports in 2014 and in the 1st quarter of 2015

 

 

2014

2015

Q I

Q II

Q III

Q IV

Q I

Mln euros

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes which are prepared from fish eggs

18.83

18.40

19.66

25.77

18.13

     of which to Russia

5.34

5.34

7.90

7.98

3.37

Thsd tons

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes which are prepared from fish eggs

13.22

13.47

15.47

19.65

10.68

     of which to Russia

6.08

6.58

9.16

9.84

4.24

In the 1st quarter of 2015, out of prepared and preserved fish products mostly sprats and brisling were exported – for 8.0 mln euros (to Russia – 37.2%, to Germany – 6.0%, to Ukraine – 5.6%), mackerels – for 5.4 mln euros (to Sweden – 43.0%, to Denmark – 26.9%, to Germany – 9.4%) and herrings – for 1.3 mln euros (to Denmark – 25.7%, to Estonia – 15.8%, to Germany – 10.4%).

More information on foreign trade of Latvia is available in the CSB database in section "Foreign trade" in sub-section "Detailed statistics" - at 4-digit level (Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes which are prepared from fish eggs products code - 1604)

 

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