Seafood Expo North America 2019
Visit the Chilean pavilion at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Booth 2117.
From the pristine Waters of Chile to the most important showcase in North America.
From March 17 to 19, Chile will be participating in the 35th edition of the Seafood Expo North America. Ten companies will exhibit their products and showcase the purity and freshness of Chilean seafood. Products include Atlantic and Pacific salmon, trout, coho, Chilean blue mussels, giant squid, catfish, horse mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Chilean seabass, and swordfish, among others.
Take a look at the companies that will be at the Chile Pavilion here
World’s leading exporter
Chile is the world’s leading exporter of fresh and frozen salmon fillets, canned mussels, and sea urchins. It is also the second-largest supplier of frozen deep-sea cod cuts, whole frozen horse mackerel, and HG.
Chile possesses five principal characteristics that have enabled it to become a reliable, high-quality supplier of seafood products to the North American market:
- Food Safety: Chile has natural phytosanitary barriers that isolate Chilean foods and keep them free from pests and diseases.
- Quality: The unique geography and climate of Chile, as well as the experience, reliability, and professionalism of Chilean producers and exporters, allow the country to produce world-renowned seafood.
- International Approval: Chilean seafood products are consumed globally, and the industry has a consistent track record with importers and distributors.
- Traceability: Chile uses strict quality control and regulatory standards to monitor each step of the production process, ensuring that seafood products are developed in accordance with the highest health standards.
- Natural flavour: Chilean seafood is known for its natural and fresh flavor. This is partially due to the cold Humboldt Current that flows north along the Chilean coast.
United States: A key market for Chilean products
In 2018, Chile exported USD $7.039 billion of seafood products globally, or a 12% increase from 2017. The primary destination of these shipments was the United States, with sales increasing 10% from the prior year to reach USD $2.027 billion.
Chilean Seafood Exports to the United States
Source: Commercial Information, DIRECON – ProChile, Central Bank of Chile database (figures subject to corrections)
United States MM US$ 2016 MM US$ 2017 MM US$ 2018
% Variation ’18/’17
Dif. MM US$ ’18/’17 % Participation in National Total Fisheries and Aquaculture 1,591 1,841 2,027 10% 186 28,8%
With 26 trade agreements signed with 64 markets, Chile has preferential access to 63% of the world’s population and 86% of global GDP. This includes a Free Trade Agreement with the United States that has been in effect since January 1, 2004.
The United States is responsible for 28% of all Chilean seafood exports. This can be partially explained by the existence of the Free Trade Agreement and the development of a public-private promotion strategy. This collaboration has increased in recent years through the work of sector brands such as Patagonia Mussel and SalmonChile. The Chilean Salmon Marketing Council (CSMC) hopes to further this collaboration by promoting Chilean salmon in the North American market.
Chilean Seafood Exports to the United States – 6 Largest Increases
Source: Commercial Information, DIRECON – ProChile, in Central Bank of Chile database (figures subject to value correction)
Seafood to the USA US$ 2016
US$ 2018 % Variation ’18/’17 Participation in National Total US$ ’18/’17 Salmon and trout 1.346.404.959 1.608.023.678 1.807.568.944 12% 199.545.266 Carrageenan 15.495.642 10.820.408 13.958.669 29% 3.138.261 Prawns 27.046.468 25.958.172 27.566.599 6% 1.608.427 Shrimp 693.968 460.347 1.811.560 294% 1.351.213 Hake 7.689.944 6.914.571 7.942.152 15% 1.027.581