This salmon farmer led the charge in Chile salmon exports in 2018

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The industry exported a record USD 4.1 billion worth of salmon last year.

IndexSalmon delivered to AQUA its latest report on exports of salmon produced in Chile from the period January-November 2018.

The publication reported that the US ( 156.3 thousand tonnes, up 21.5% from last year) is still the country’s most important customer, following by Japan (116.6 thousand tonnes, up 19% from last year). Exports to emerging markets in Russia (59.7 thousand tonnes) and China (38.8 thousand tonnes) also doubled in size.

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Cermaq Chile topped the export list at 65.9 thousand tonnes followed by Empresas AquaChile (55.7 thousand tonnes) and Multiexport Foods (44.2 thousand tonnes).

The year ended with a 9.2% in reduction in price per kilo – from USD 9.07 in 2015 to USD 8.24.