Despite a tumultuous first half of the year, Chile’s salmon industry is growing.
Exports of salmon increased by 25.9% year-on-year in volume, to 278,000 tons, between January and May of this year, and 7.6% in value, with a combined value of US $ 2,251 million.
Frozen salmon remained its most important export with shipments of 172,000 tons, up 24.3%, with a value of US $ 1,309 million, up 6.6% as reported in Latercera.
Shipments of fresh salmon came second, with 105,000 tons, and a value of US $ 904 million, an increase of 8.6% more than between January and May, 2017.
Chile is the second largest producer of salmon after Norway.