Ever wonder which countries export the most fish? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global fish exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world fish exports were US$109.9 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $4.6 billion worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. Morocco: $1.2 billion
  2. Mauritania: $607.3 million
  3. Namibia: $489.9 million
  4. South Africa: $441.6 million
  5. Senegal: $365.2 million
  6. Seychelles: $218.4 million
  7. Tanzania: $169.2 million
  8. Tunisia: $158.4 million
  9. Uganda: $137.5 million
10. Mauritius: $133.2 million
Asian Exporters 

Asia exported $37.1 billion worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. China: $13.7 billion
  2. India: $5.2 billion
  3. Vietnam: $4.4 billion
  4. Indonesia: $2.9 billion
  5. Thailand: $2 billion
  6. Taiwan: $1.5 billion
  7. South Korea: $1.4 billion
  8. Japan: $1.4 billion
  9. Turkey: $744.7 million
10. Hong Kong: $623.8 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $25.4 billion worth of fish led by the following EU members:

  1. Sweden: $4.3 billion
  2. Netherlands: $3.8 billion
  3. Spain: $3.1 billion
  4. Denmark: $2.6 billion
  5. United Kingdom: $2.1 billion
  6. Germany: $1.8 billion
  7. France: $1.4 billion
  8. Poland: $1.3 billion
  9. Portugal: $972.9 million
10. Belgium: $865 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $12 billion worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. Chile: $4.4 billion
  2. Ecuador: $2.8 billion
  3. Argentina: $1.7 billion
  4. Peru: $698 million
  5. Honduras: $423.5 million
  6. Nicaragua: $296.9 million
  7. Brazil: $225.8 million
  8. Panama: $217.2 million
  9. Falkland Is (Malvinas): $212.9 million
10. Colombia: $139.4 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $615.9 million worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. Oman: $162.9 million
  2. United Arab Emirates: $152.5 million
  3. Saudi Arabia: $126.5 million
  4. Yemen: $97.3 million
  5. Bahrain: $34.8 million
  6. Iran: $25.6 million
  7. Israel: $13.1 million
  8. Qatar: $1.1 million
  9. Jordan: $745,000
10. Lebanon: $672,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $10.3 billion worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $5 billion
  2. Canada: $4.4 billion
  3. Mexico: $879.6 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $2.9 billion worth of fish led by the following countries:

  1. New Zealand: $1.1 billion
  2. Australia: $1 billion
  3. Papua New Guinea: $251 million
  4. Kiribati: $122 million
  5. Vanuatu: $98.7 million
  6. Marshall Islands: $84.6 million
  7. Fiji: $61.6 million
  8. Micronesia: $59.4 million
  9. Solomon Islands: $36.7 million
10. Cook Islands: $22.1 million
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of fish from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage gain for this exported product category was 14.7%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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