Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs. In 2022, Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were the world's 33rd most traded product, with a total trade of $142B. Between 2021 and 2022 the exports of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs grew by 9.66%, from $130B to $142B. Trade in Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs represent 0.6% of total world trade.

Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs are a part of Animal Products. They include Crustaceans, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, Fish Fillets, Non-fillet Fresh Fish, Molluscs, Fish: dried, salted, smoked or in brine, and Live Fish.

Exports In 2022 the top exporters of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs  were Norway ($15.6B), China ($10.9B), Ecuador ($8.43B), Vietnam ($7.65B), and Chile ($7.44B).

Imports In 2022 the top importers of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were United States ($22.9B), China ($17.7B), Japan ($10.4B), Spain ($7.67B), and France ($7.12B).

Ranking Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs ranks 84th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Trade values are converted to USD using each month's exchange rate. For December 2023 data, the exchange rate from December 30, 2023 is used.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2022)Norway$15.6B
Top Destination (2022)United States$22.9B

In 2022 Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were the world's 33rd most traded product (out of 96).

In 2022, the top exporters of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were Norway ($15.6B), China ($10.9B), Ecuador ($8.43B), Vietnam ($7.65B), and Chile ($7.44B).

In 2022, the top importers of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were United States ($22.9B), China ($17.7B), Japan ($10.4B), Spain ($7.67B), and France ($7.12B).

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Exporters of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs (2022)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2021 -  2022)Ecuador$2.71B
Top Destination Growth (2021 -  2022)China$5.22B

Between 2021 and 2022, the exports of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs grew the fastest in Ecuador ($2.71B), Vietnam ($1.81B), Norway ($1.59B), Chile ($1.59B), and China ($1.21B).

Between 2021 and 2022, the fastest growing importers of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs were China ($5.22B), United States ($1.17B), Japan ($1.13B), Vietnam ($677M), and France ($596M).

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Exporters of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs (2021 - 2022)

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs.

In 2022, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 5.31. This means that most of the exports of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs are explained by 39 countries.

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Value of Exports in Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs

Net Trade

This map shows which countries export or import more of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs during 2022.

Net Trade (2022)

Disaggregation

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In 2022, the world most traded Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Crustaceans ($33.7B), Fish Fillets ($31.4B), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($28.2B), Non-fillet Fresh Fish ($26B), and Molluscs ($12.9B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs (2022)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Fish, crustaceans, & molluscs by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2022)

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