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Trade Tracker: Germany, Asia prime pollock markets

Year-to-date surimi exports increased 7 percent

by Staff Writer
August 01, 2012

This month’s trade focus is on U.S. exports of Alaska pollock. Nearly 30 percent of all seafood products exported from Alaska are pollock, and the majority (31 percent) of pollock exports are headed to Germany. South Korea is the second-largest consumer of Alaska pollock, closely followed by Japan, China and The Netherlands. Processors in the United States have exported more than $300 million of Alaska pollock in the first five months of this year.

Alaska pollock surimi makes up about 16 percent of all seafood exports from Alaska. The largest consumers of surimi, which is made primarily of Alaska pollock, include Japan and South Korea, boasting import market shares of 44 percent and 34 percent, respectively. Year-to-date surimi exports from Alaska have reached nearly $150 million and are up 7 percent from the previous year.

Zepol Corp. of Minneapolis provides up-to-date U.S. trade data through several subscription tools: TradeIQ™ is a U.S. Customs import bill of lading database utilized to find information about competitors, suppliers, prospects, and the products that they use, market, or transport. TradeView™ provides U.S. Census data to visualize the U.S. import and export market. ComplianceMonitor™ is a comprehensive tool that proactively alerts users of essential U.S. import trade compliance information. For more information, visit www.zepol.com

Find other SeaFood Business articles with pollock here.

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