Brazilian fish farming exports break record

Published Apr 18, 2023

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A study carried out by Embrapa Pesca e Aquicultura (TO), in partnership with the Associação Brasileira da Piscicultura (Peixe BR), revealed that Brazilian fish farming exports increased by 15% in revenues in 2022, reaching U$S 23.8 million. It is the largest in the history of the sector. The country that most consumes Brazilian fish is the United States, accounting for 81% of national exports. Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), which is usually the main species sold to other countries, saw a 28% jump in exports compared to 2021, totaling US$23.2 million – Paraná being the main exporting state for the fish. The information was published in Bulletin No. 12 of the Center for Intelligence and Market in Aquaculture (CIAqui), of Embrapa Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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Overall, the first half of 2022 showed higher export volumes compared to the second half of the year. US$ 14.3 million in fish farming products were exported, with 100% growth compared to the same period in 2021. The monthly analysis of exports indicates variation throughout the year, with the highest volume, in financial values and in tons, In may. Among the most exported species, the sector's great star continues to be tilapia, responsible for 98% of the country's fish farming exports. The preference of foreigners remained in whole frozen tilapia, promoting a growth of 70% in relation to the previous year. Fresh fillets were in second position, with 25% of total exports and an increase of 8% compared to 2021. The highest growth was recorded in the “frozen fillets” modality: 98% between 2021 and 2022. The second most exported species in 2022 was tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), with US$ 268 thousand and a drop of 51% compared to 2021. The surubin category occupied the third ...
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