Fish product exports from Peru rose to a value of 1,563 million dollars between January and May 2019, meaning a 24% increase relative to the same period for the previous year.

According to a report by the Institute of Research and Development in Foreign Trade, under the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (Idexcam), China is the main destination, accounting for 47% of fish product exports, valued at 735 million dollars.

The main products exported have been fishmeal, giant squid (known as jibia in Peru) and fish oil. The opening of new export lines has also helped, such as fresh and frozen horse mackerel, which are being widely accepted on overseas markets.