Chile: Chilean exports of Rainbow trout totalized US$ 395 million in the first four months of 2012, representing a 6.2 percent decrease compared to the same period of 2011 (US$ 421 million). By contrast, the combined export of all salmonid products has increased 13 percent to US$ 1,210 million.
Chilean exports of Rainbow trout in April (US$ 95 million) were 13.1 percent higher than those returns obtained in the same month of 2011 (US$ 84 million) according to the Central Bank of Chile.
Considering that the combined local exports of Atlantic and Coho salmon registered US$ 815 million up to April this year, Chile exported US$ 1,210 million in salmonid products in the first four months of 2012. This result represents an increase of 13.2 percent compared to the US$ 1,069 million obtained in the same period of 2011.
Moreover, these figures show how Rainbow trout has decrease its share in the product mix from 39.4 percent up to April 2011 to 32.6 percent in the first four months of this year.