Angola shipped 36,426 tonnes of mackerel in 2018. Through 2018 alone, the demand for the fish category has seen significant growth, changing by 90.39 % in comparison to the year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, mackerel exports went up by 100 per cent, bringing the country $23.6m for the year 2018. The mackerel exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen jack and horse mackerel "Trachurus spp." (HS code 030355)
  • Prepared or preserved mackerel, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160415)
  • Fresh or chilled mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus) (HS code 030264)
  • Fresh or chilled jack and horse mackerel "Trachurus spp." (HS code 030245)
  • Frozen mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus) (HS code 030374)
  • Fresh or chilled Indian mackerels "Rastrelliger spp.", seerfishes "Scomberomorus spp.", jacks, crevalles "Caranx spp.", silver pomfrets "Pampus spp.", Pacific saury "Cololabis saira", scads "Decapterus spp.", capelin "Mallotus villosus", Kawakawa "Euthynnus affinis", bonitos "Sarda spp.", marlins, sailfishes and spearfish "Istiophoridae" (HS code 030249)
  • Frozen mackerel "Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus" (HS code 030354)
  • Fresh or chilled mackerel "Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus" (HS code 030244)

The yearly change in the quantity of Angola mackerel between 2015 and 2018 was 100 percent when compared to the growth rate between 2017 and 2018. Angola's share of the world's total mackerel exports in 2018 was 10%.

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Angola mackerel export quantities

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In 2018, Angola exported mackerel worth 23.6m USD, an increase of 91.44% from 2017's total mackerel exports value of 2.02m USD. The annual growth value of Angola mackerel between 2017 to 2018 was percent.

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