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Nov 7, 2012

Irish Pelagic Producers Grow Sales in China

Total exports of Irish seafood to China in 2011 were €2.9 million.

Latest data up to July 2012, details exports at €5.3 million. This equates to an 80% increase on 2011 before year end. This dramatic increase demonstrates the new business relationships Ireland has developed with key Chinese buyers in recent years. In particular trade in pelagic seafood accounts for €2.1 million of total exports in 2011 and €4.7 million of exports for year to date in 2012.In addition, the demand for premium Irish Shellfish, mainly crab and crustaceans, is also growing solidly and expected to be valued at over €1 million during 2012

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