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Korean imports of frozen pollock soared in June
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
In June 2021, frozen pollock imports amounted to 17,505 tons, up 707% from 2,168 tons a year earlier.
Accumulated imports in June amounted to 74,424 tonnes, down 5 % from 78,237 tonnes a year earlier.
Average imports in June 2016–2021 were 2,438 tonnes.
In June this year, Russia, the U.S., and Canada were the three major importers of frozen pollock.
It was imported 70,645 tons from Russia, 3,714 tons from the United States, and 64 tons from Canada.
The average import price per country was the highest from the United States USD 1.25/kg, from Russia USD 1.07/kg, and the lowest from Canada USD 1.06/kg.
In June 2021, frozen pollock imports reached USD 18.61 million, up 794% from USD 2.08 million a year earlier.
The average import price in June was USD 1.06/Kg, up 11% from USD 0.96/kg a year earlier.
Source: Union Forsea Corp.