This paper provides analysis on the data collated by GLOBEFISH from publicly released sources for the trade of toothfish products for the 2017 calendar year. The analysis has identified that in 2017 toothfish was most commonly traded as an unprocessed frozen product which could be in various the forms with mean unit values of 22.30 US$/kg for imports and 18.85 US$/kg for exports. The data identified the largest importer was the United States of America (USA), accounting for 54.01% of the global import market. The largest exporter was Mauritius accounting for 20.93% of global export market. Application of the Max Partner Pair (MPP) estimation methodology identified the USA again as the largest importer, with 32.30% of global imports. Chile was estimated to be the largest exporter, with 15.26% 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 with a -2.29% difference in imports and 0.85% difference in exports.
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Mr Eldene O'Shea (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)