This paper provides analysis on the data collated by GLOBEFISH from publicly released sources for the trade of toothfish products for the 2018 calendar year. The analysis has identified that in 2018 toothfish was most commonly traded as an unprocessed frozen product which could be in various forms with mean unit values of 24.03 US$/kg for imports and 23.40 US$/kg for exports. The data identified the largest importer was the United States of America (USA), accounting for 36.50% of the global import market. The largest exporter was Chile accounting for 17.90% of the global export market. Application of the Max Partner Pair (MPP) estimation methodology identified the USA again as the largest importer, with 28.33% of global imports. France was estimated to be the largest exporter, with 18.61% of global exports. A comparison of the total quantity of toothfish products traded for imports and exports between global trade data and the CDS found that they are similar for imports with a 4.43%, but vastly different for exports with a 32.34% difference.
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)