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News announcement2 October 2019Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

EUMOFA releases fisheries international trade data

EUMOFA has launched today the world’s most comprehensive publicly accessible trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products.

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) is a platform developed by the European Commission that offers information on the European Union fisheries and aquaculture sector. It gives access to the latest industry data, analyses EU markets dynamics, and supports business decisions and policy-making.

Through this new dataset bilateral trade information of 68 non-EU countries is publicly available and accessible in all EU 24 official languages. The data covers monthly imported and exported volumes and values for each species traded, by presentation and preservation state, and by partner country.

The international trade data of all EU 28 countries + Norway and Iceland are already available on the website. With this new dataset, EUMOFA becomes the first publicly available service covering import and export of around 100 countries in the world.

Through this new query, users will be able to

  • Monitor international exchanges of main commercial species
  • Analyse trade flows of raw material and processed products
  • Compare prices of species exported/imported in different markets
  • Identify emerging markets, trends and supply sources to identify potential opportunities

Compare market shares with competitors.

You can now search all the information you need in the new international trade data section.

Data can be also extracted from the Bulk Download section in CSV format for custom analysis and interpretation.


Publication date
2 October 2019
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries