Turkey anchovies export quantities

The quantity of anchovies shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 916 metric tons. In 2019 Turkey sold 632 tonnes of anchovies. Through 2019 alone, the market for Turkey anchovies (fish category) has shrunk, changing by -25.207 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, anchovies' exports decreased by -33.68% earning the exporter US$1.89m for the year 2019. Turkey's anchovies exports are classified as:

  • Prepared or preserved anchovies, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160416)
  • Frozen anchovies "Engraulis spp.", 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 030359)
  • Fresh or chilled anchovies "Engraulis spp." (HS code 030242)
  • Anchovies "Engraulis spp.", salted or in brine only (excluding fillets and offal) (HS code 030563)


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Turkey anchovies export values

In 2019, Turkey shipped anchovies with a value of 1.89m USD, a contraction of -31.92% from 2018's total anchovies export of 2.776m USD. The yearly reduction in value of Turkey anchovies between 2017 to 2018 was -18.878 pc.

The annual/yearly variation in the quantity of Turkey's anchovies exports between 2017 and 2019 was -33.68 per cent compared to a variation of -25.207% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Turkey's share of the world's total anchovies' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. Turkey holds position 18 in world exports of anchovies.


Export markets for Turkey anchovies ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

Turkey is a net exporter of anchovies. The annual growth of Turkey anchovies in value between 2015 to 2019 was 123%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 67%, per annum.

Turkey imported 2,472 tonnes of anchovies in 2019.