Baliâ€™s Canned Fish Exports Jump to $10m
DENPASAR ~ Baliâ€™s canned fish exports in the first 10 months of 2007 jumped 120 percent to US$10.8 million from a year earlier, an official said.
Canned fish exports in the January-October 2007 period more than tripled in volume to 5,572 tons from 1,865 tons in the same period last year, Ni Wayan Kusumawathi, chief of the foreign trade division at the Bali Industry and Trade Office, said.
The canned fish exports went to the United States, Japan, Taiwan, China and the European Union, she said.
Overall, Baliâ€™s fishery exports in the first 10 months of 2007 rose 28.8 percent to $56.6 million compared to US$43.9 million in the same period last year, she said.
Fresh and frozen tuna dominated the fishery exports with a value of US$47 million, followed by grouper at $3.4 million.Filed under: