Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Marine products export have shown an increase of 11.02 per cent in quantity, 9.01 per cent in rupee value and 11.21 per cent in dollar terms in the last couple of years with unit value also increasing from $3.20 to about $ 3.25 a kg.

The major markets for Indian seafood include the European Union (EU) with a share of 26.72 per cent in quantity, 29.46 per cent in value, and 29.44 per cent in dollar realisation. It has registered an export growth of 16.22 per cent, 17.31 per cent and 19.39 per centin quantity, value and dollar realisation respectively.

The United States, the second largest market in terms of value, had a share of 10.90 per cent 22.63 per cent and 22.66 per cent in quantity, value and dollar respectively.

It recorded a growth of 11.53 per cent in quantity, 5.34 per cent in value and 7.84 per cent in dollar terms.

The share of Japan to our export market was 11.67 per cent in quantity, 15.96 per cent in value, and 15.98 per cent in dollar. Terms.

Export to Japan had shown a negative growth during the year 2005-06 by 3.87 per cent in value and 1.56 per cent in dollar realisation. However, exports in terms of quantity have increased by 3.38 per cent.

Export to the countries in West Asia showed a tremendous growth by 33.96 per cent in quantity, 25.87 per cent in value and 27.30 per cent in dollar terms. Export to China showed a marginal increase of 9.81 per cent, 22.53 per cent and 27.30 per cent in quantity, value and dollars.

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