On-the-Ground Updates

Unagi export to Japan have been hit hard by the pandemic

Aditya Hartoto
Published Jan 26, 2022
Eel fisheries have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main market for eel (Anguilla sp.)—also known as unagi—is Japan, while domestic demand is very limited. Due to COVID-19, exports to Japan have been hampered so that the demand for eel has decreased drastically.

Meanwhile, according to National Bureau of Statistic, Unagi export to China has grown significantly, in 2021 Indonesian Unagi Export has exceeded USD 10 million with share of China 63%, Japan 16% and Vietnam 7%.
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