4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

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The EU is the fifth largest producer worldwide, accounting for about 3.3% of global fisheries and aquaculture production. 80% of this production comes from fisheries and 20% from aquaculture.

Spain, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and France and are the largest producers in terms of volume in the EU.

Main world producers (2017)
(catches and aquaculture)

(volume in 1000 tonnes live weight and percentage of total)

Country

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Aquaculture
Total production % total
China 15 576 64 358 79 935 38.93%
Indonesia 6 736 15 896 22 632 11.02%
India 5 450 6 182 11 632 5.669%
Vietnam 3 277 3 831 7 108 3.465%
EU-28 5 428 1 372 6 800 3.31%
United States 5 040 439 5 480 2.67%
Russia 4 878 186 5 065 2.47%
Japan 3 274 1 021 4 295 2.09%
Peru 4 185 100 4 285 2.09%
Bangladesh 1 801 2 333 4 134 2.01%
Philippines 1 889 2 237 4 127 2.01%
Norway 2 533 1 308 3 841 1.87%
South Korea 1 365 2 306 3 672 1.79%
Chile 2 334 1 219 3 554 1.73%
Myanmar/Burma 2 150 1 048 3 199 1.56%
Thailand 1 479 889 2 369 1.15%
Others 25 979 7 232 33 211 16.17%
Total 93 381 111 965 205 346 100%
 

NB: FAO estimates for non-EU countries.
Source: Eumofa, based on Eurostat and FAO.