Mauritania sold 616,040 tonnes of salmon in 2018. Across 2018 alone, the interest in the fish category has increased, changing by 42.97 per cent over the previous year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, salmon exports grew by 89.34 %, earning the country $375.34m for the year 2018. The salmon exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and Danube salmon (Hucho hucho) (HS code 030322)
  • Fresh or chilled Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030212)
  • Prepared or preserved salmon, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160411)
  • Frozen sockeye salmon [red salmon] "Oncorhynchus nerka" (HS code 030311)
  • Fresh or chilled meat, whether or not minced, of salmonidae (excluding fillets) (HS code 030452)
  • Smoked Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho", incl. fillets (excluding offal) (HS code 030541)
  • Fresh or chilled Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus" (HS code 030213)
  • Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, but not smoked (excluding tilapia, catfish, carp, eels, Nile perch, snakeheads and fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae) (HS code 030539)
  • Frozen salmonidae (excluding trout and Pacific, Atlantic and Danube salmon) (HS code 030319)
  • Frozen Pacific salmon (excluding sockeye salmon "red salmon") (HS code 030312)
  • Fresh or chilled salmonidae (excluding trout "Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster", Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho") (HS code 030219)
  • Frozen, Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030313)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets of Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030441)
  • Frozen fillets of Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus", Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030481)
  • Frozen Pacific salmon "Oncorhynchus nerka, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, Oncorhynchus keta, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus masou and Oncorhynchus rhodurus" (HS code 030310)
  • Fresh or chilled Atlantic salmon "Salmo salar" and Danube salmon "Hucho hucho" (HS code 030214)

The annual growth in the quantity of Mauritania salmon between 2015 and 2018 was 89.34% when compared to the growth rate between 2017 and 2018. Mauritania's share of the world's total salmon exports in 2018 was 76.7%.

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Mauritania salmon export quantities

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In 2018, Mauritania supplied salmon worth 375.34m USD, an increase of 57.21% from 2017's total salmon exports value of 160.62m USD. The annual growth value of Mauritania salmon between 2017 to 2018 was -25%.

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