Russian Market and Fish Consumption

The monthly variation of imports and sales of Atlantic salmon in 2022 is consistent with long-term market trends, i.e., with significant volumes at the beginning of the year, a decline from April to August, and an upsurge by the New Year’s holiday.

According to Rosrybolovstvo, exports of fish, fish products and seafood increased by 4.5% to 2,150,000 tonnes in 2022 compared to 2021.

Harvesting (catch) of aquatic bio-resourcesSource: Rosrybolovstvo (Federal Agency for Fishery).kt
Exports of fish productsSource: Rosrybolovstvo (Federal Agency for Fishery) Code of Commodity Classification of Foreign Trade Activity 03.kt
According to the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), the total volume of aquatic biological resources caught by Russian users in 2022 was
4,880,000 tonnes

Imports of fish productsSource

In monetary terms, imports in 2022 amounted to USD 1,819 million, down 14% year-on-year.

The Russian salmon market in 2022 returned to its 2020 level (–22% year-on-year).

Salmon market in RussiaSource: Company data.kt
Imports of fish, fish products and seafood, according to the All-Russian Association of Fish Entrepreneurs and Exporters (VARPE), decreased by 32.7% in 2022 compared to 2021, amounting to
387,000 tonnes
A ship at sea
Salmon sales in the Russian FederationSource: Company data.kt
Average pricesSource: Company data., RUB/kg,excl. VAT