Trade Data

Trade data from ABARES (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences) , is made freely available through the FRDC (Fisheries Research and Development Corporation) Trade and Market Access website, such as the image below showing the top exporting countries by value for both wild catch and aquaculture products.

https://www.frdc.com.au/services/seafood-trade-data

Recent Trade data analysis

SIAA analysis of the recent ABARES and FRDC Trade data

Current Trade Data - Comparison of 2019 vs 2020 vs 2021 (Year to Date)

value figures till april 21
volume figures till april 21

The 2020 figures ended up at 92.5% of 2019 by value and 95.9% of 2019 by volume.

2020 Imports by Country - Value $AUD

2020 value by country data

Note: Thailand is Australia's largest canned fish supplier ($266 million of the $458 million in 2019).

Seafood Imports by category over the last 5 years (of published data)

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Domestic vs Imports - 17 / 18 Data (Latest official data from ABARES)

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All Seafood groups (Domestic and Imports) - ordered by volume

category species tonnes minus exports $’000 $/kg
imports  prepared mostly canned tuna                             82,686              536,359 6.49
domestic aqua  Salmonids b                             47,762
imports    Other eg basa barramundi hoki                             46,890              286,533 6.11
domestic wild  Australian sardine (Mostly used as tuna bait?)                             44,302                27,588 0.62
domestic wild  Other fish 23,240              243,897 6.43
imports    Squid and octopus                             17,061              114,619 6.72
imports    Prawns prep                             16,017              191,767 11.97
imports    Prawns                             15,717              210,004 13.36
domestic wild  Prawns                             13,967              310,273 14.79
domestic aqua  Edible oyster                             11,929
imports    Other fresh                               9,832                82,777 8.42
imports    Other prep                               9,583                77,655 8.10
domestic tuna all  Tuna                               5,901
domestic wild  Scallop                               5,730                23,891 3.92
imports    Hake                               5,719                23,067 4.03
domestic wild  Shark b                               5,585                27,789 4.98
imports  Smoked, dried or salted fish                               5,178                98,117 18.95
domestic aqua  Prawns                               4,624
domestic wild  Mullet                               4,563                14,333 3.14
domestic wild  Crab                               4,158                57,179 12.39
domestic aqua  Barramundi                               4,114
domestic aqua  Blue mussel                               3,811
domestic wild  Flathead                               3,787                26,000 6.87
imports    Salmonids                               3,514                61,496 17.50
domestic aqua  Other fish                               3,082 0.00
imports    Scallops                               2,715                62,705 23.10
domestic wild  Whiting                               2,653                15,568 5.84
domestic wild  Squid                               2,128                14,729 6.92
domestic wild  Rock lobster 1,983              673,113 63.69
domestic abalone all  Abalone                               1,690
imports    Mussels                               1,649                  9,281 5.63
domestic wild  Australian salmon                               1,633                  3,348 2.05
imports    Other                               1,513                19,186 12.69
domestic wild  Spanish mackerel                               1,412                11,211 7.94
imports    Crabs                               1,327                19,313 14.56
imports    Salmonids fresh                               1,291                19,670 15.23
domestic wild  Barramundi                               1,210                11,241 9.29
imports    Lobsters                               1,178                32,148 27.28
domestic wild  Bream                                   981                  5,371 5.48
domestic wild  Pink ling                                   961                  5,234 5.45
domestic wild  Octopus                                   897                  7,608 8.48
domestic wild  Coral trout                                   876                28,106 32.10
imports    Tuna                                   854                  8,421 9.86
imports    Squid and octopus fresh                                   788                  5,733 7.28
domestic wild  Pipi                                   775                  7,025 9.06
imports  Mixed preparations                                   617                  8,635 14.00
imports    Mussels fresh                                   588                  5,164 8.77
domestic wild  Dories                                   532                  2,788 5.25
domestic wild  Orange roughy                                   417                  2,217 5.32
imports    Shark fresh                                   391                  2,783 7.11
imports    Crabs prep                                   373                  5,544 14.85
domestic aqua  Silver perch                                   340
domestic wild  Other mollusc                                   296                  6,359 21.51
imports    Other fresh                                   268                  4,629 17.30
imports    Tuna fresh                                   195                  2,712 13.94
imports  Other fish preparations                                   149                  5,655 37.98
imports    Toothfish                                   140                  4,653 33.32
domestic wild  Gemfish                                   114                      272 2.39
imports    Swordfish fresh                                     74                      721 9.75
domestic aqua  Redclaw                                     65
domestic aqua  Marron                                     55
imports    Prawns fresh                                     34                      702 20.63
domestic aqua  Yabby                                     29
imports    Lobster prep                                     26                      784 30.53
domestic wild  Other crustacean -                                665                  8,969 19.40
Total  Volume  431,302 Tonnes
exports  Live fish exports                                   770                31,573 41.01
exports    Tuna                             10,742              144,489 13.45
exports    Salmonids b                               5,037                58,914 11.70
exports    Swordfish                                   496                  7,530 15.17
exports    Whiting                                     11                        54 4.99
exports    Other fish                             14,180                63,516 4.48
exports    Rock lobster                               8,586              676,348 78.78
exports    Prawns                               7,015              114,448 16.31
exports    Abalone                               2,584              187,210 72.46
exports    Scallop                                   368                11,970 32.50
exports    Crab                                   456                  7,710 16.91
exports    Other                               1,127                28,816 25.58
 Total Exports  Volume                          51,371          1,332,576 $,000
 Tonnes

Domestic Consumption - Top 12 seafood categories and Imports contribution

 

Category (Top 12) Tonnes domestic consumption (tonnes) Imports (tonnes) Imports contribution (%)
whitefish                                             91,378           52,822                         58
canned fish (tuna)                                             82,686           82,686                       100
salmon                                             51,276             4,805                            9
prawns                                             50,326           31,734                         63
misc                                             32,403           24,593                         76
squid                                             20,086           17,061                         85
scallop                                               8,445             2,715                         32
oily fish                                               7,723                    -                          -
tuna                                               6,950             1,049                         15
mussels                                               6,049             2,238                         37
crab                                               5,858             1,700                         29
lobsters                                               3,187             1,178                         37
total                                           366,366         222,581                         53

Access the full ABARES Report for 17/18

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