In 2021, more than half of Australia's fresh salmon exports went to China (51%). China was followed by Indonesia, with 10%, Japan, with 9%, Thailand, with 8%, Viet Nam, with 7%, and the US, with 4%.
• Australia is the world’s 8th largest fresh or chilled Atlantic Salmon exporter but only makes up 2% of the global export market.
• The 2 largest exporters, Norway and Sweden, make up 47% and 22% of the export market, respectively.
• The 3rd largest exporter, the UK, lags far behind, making up only 6% of the export market.
• Tasmania’s Atlantic Salmon Industry is Australia’s most valuable seafood sector, with a production of about 62 thousand mt in 2020.
Australian salmon exports typically remain subdued during the first months of the year, to begin recovering in July-August, reaching their peak in November through January.