Morocco flat fish export quantities

In 2019 Morocco exported 6,424 tonnes of flat fish. For 2019 alone, the interest in Morocco flat fish (fish category) has surged, with a change of 7.228 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, flat fish's exports went up by 63.34 pc netting the exporter US$65.14m for the year 2019. Morocco's flat fish exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or chilled flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Catharidae" (excluding halibut "Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Hippoglossus hippoglossus and Hippoglossus stenolepis", plaice "Pleuronectes platessa", sole "Solea spp." and turbot "Psetta maxima") (HS code 030229)
  • Frozen flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae" (excluding halibut, plaice, sole and turbot) (HS code 030339)


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Morocco flat fish export values

In 2019, Morocco shipped flat fish valued at 65.14m USD, a surge of 2.41% from 2018's total flat fish export of 63.604m USD. The annual increase in value of Morocco flat fish between 2017 to 2018 was 94.116 pc.

The per year change in the amount of Morocco's flat fish exports between 2017 and 2019 was 63.34 percent in comparison to a variation of 7.228% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Morocco's stake of the world's total flat fish's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Morocco holds number 67 in world exports of flat fish.


Export markets for Morocco flat fish ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

Morocco is a net importer of flat fish. The annual growth of Morocco flat fish in value between 2015 to 2019 was 28%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was %, per annum.

Morocco imported 79 tonnes of flat fish in 2019.