Chilean salmon exports grew by nearly 26% in first five months of 2018

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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.