Russian Finished Fish Production Increased During January-September 201315 November 2013
RUSSIA - During the period January-September 2013, the total production of salted, dried and smoked fish increased by 2.9 per cent to 129.2 thousand tons, compared to the same period last year.
During the period under review, the production of smoked fish increased by 2.4 per cent to 47.8 thousand tons and salted fish increased by 4.4 per cent to 69.6 million tons.
Dried fish decreased by 3.9 per cent to 11.7 thousand tons.
During the analyzed period, the rate of growth of production of smoked and salted fish would have been higher if there had not been a contraction in global and domestic catches of herring, said the head of the Analytical Center for Information Fisheries Agency Timur Mitupov.
So, during this period, the production of smoked herring decreased by 11.2 per cent to 4.8 million tons, and salted herring by 6.6 per cent to 37.8 thousand tons.
It should also be noted that in the analyzed period, the growth in average consumer prices for these types of fish products was moderate.
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