Russia shark fins export quantities

The volume of shark fins exported by Russia in 2020 was 10,115 tons. In 2019 Russia sold 11,663 tonnes of shark fins. Across 2019 alone, the interest in Russia shark fins (fish category) has escalated, recording a change of 41.216 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, shark fins' exports grew by 85.51% netting the nation US$22.84m for the year 2019. Russia's shark fins exports are categorised as:

  • Prepared or preserved shark fins, whole or in pieces (excl. minced) (HS code 160418)
  • Fresh or chilled shark fins (HS code 030292)
  • Frozen shark fins (HS code 030392)
  • Frozen fish fins, heads, tails, maws and other edible fish offal (excl. livers, roes, milt and shark fins) (HS code 030399)
  • Shark fins, smoked, dried, salted or in brine (HS code 030571)


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Russia shark fins export values

In 2019, Russia sold shark fins valued at 22.84m USD, an increment of 19.73% from 2018's total shark fins export of 19.076m USD. The yearly change in value of Russia shark fins between 2017 to 2018 was 38.412 percent.

The per year variation in the quantity of Russia's shark fins exports between 2017 and 2019 was 85.51% in comparison to a variation of 41.216% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Russia's share of the world's total shark fins' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Russia holds position 24 in world exports of shark fins.


Export markets for Russia shark fins ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

Russia is a net exporter of shark fins. The annual growth of Russia shark fins in value between 2015 to 2019 was -1%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was %, per annum.

Russia procured 2,388 tonnes of shark fins in 2019.