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Squid imports began to pick up in October

The continued increase in the El Niño index this year will have a direct impact on the fishery resources of the Southeast Pacific. At the same time, El Niño is related to the formation of Atlantic ocean climate in South America, so it will also have a delayed impact on the fishery resources of Argentina.

Based on the fact that there is still a good fishing volume within the Argentina line in 2023, it shows that the fishing ground has a certain fishery resource base. Therefore, if you want to predict the fishing situation of Argentine squid next year, you need to fully consider the influence of water temperature, El Niño phenomenon and other factors, and conduct a scientific assessment and prediction of fishery resources in Argentine waters in order to more accurately formulate future fishery development strategies.

Argentina's on-line production in 2023 is at a low level, lower than last year and 2020, but higher than 2021, with production down 9.1% from last year.

In October this year, my country imported a total of 31,348 tons of squid raw material, which has increased for two consecutive months. The import volume increased by 14.82% from the previous month. The import volume is close to the import volume in June and July this year.

Looking at the top ten importing countries, imports from India, Argentina and Uruguay increased most significantly in October, while imports from Taiwan, China and New Zealand dropped significantly, and Peru’s imports in October also increased year-on-year. down 24%.

In terms of clinker, 2,085 tons were imported in October this year, which was slightly higher than the import volume in September, but still lower than the import data in the previous period of this year.

From a country perspective, Peru and Indonesia were still the top two countries from January to October this year, and the amount of squid imported from Peru this year was eight times that of last year.

On a monthly basis, with the recent continued downturn in the domestic and foreign markets and the peak return period for the three major items at the end of the year, after experiencing high import volumes from March to July this year, raw materials imported from Peru have experienced three consecutive declines. After a month-on-month decline, the import volume of clinker remained basically stable compared with September, but was still lower than the previous period.

From a provincial perspective, Shandong, Fujian, and Zhejiang are still the top three provinces in terms of import volume.

In the first 10 months of this year, my country imported a total of 387,400 tons of squid and cuttlefish, an increase of 44.26% compared with the same period last year, and the total export volume was 410,600 tons, a decrease of 15.08% compared with the same period last year.

Although China remains a major seafood producer, it will remain a new net importer for the foreseeable future. The import potential of aquatic products will be fully released soon. A "structural gap" in supply and demand, along with lower tariffs, is driving China's demand for imported seafood.

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