The State Agency of Fisheries of Ukraine says Ukrainian enterprises in January-November 2019 boosted frozen sea fish output by 19.7% YoY, to 9,285 tons. Over the period under review, the rise in production of fish products was also observed with regard to other commodity items, the agency’s press service said, referring to the State Statistics Service.
In January-November 2019, Ukrainian companies produced 3,221 tons of fish fillet and fish meat (fresh or chilled), up by 35.3%; 1,264 tons of dried, salted, or brined fish fillets (+52.3%); and 554 tons of Pacific, Atlantic, and Danube smoked salmon (+25.6%).
Output of finished products and canned herring goods reached 2,850 tons (+13.1%); finished products and canned goods made of other fish stood at 12,885 tons (+16%), the report said. In total, Ukraine produced: 3,530 tons of dried fish; 2,910 tons of salted herring; 1,790 tons of salted fish; 3,595 tons of smoked fish; 11,967 tons of finished products and canned sardine, sardinella, anchovy, and sprat products (whole or sliced; in vinegar, oil, marinade, and tomato); 2,070 tons of finished products and canned goods made of other fish; and 3,007 tons of caviar of other fish. In 10 months of 2019, Ukraine also exported 349 tons of frozen fish worth $955,000. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)