Bali`s canned fish exports jump to $10 million

Denpasar, Bali (Antara News) - Bali province`s canned fish exports in the first ten months of 2007 jumped 120 percent to US$10.8 million from a year earlier.

Canned fish exports in the January-October 2007 period more than trippled 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 on Tuesday.

The canned fish exports went to the United States, Japan, Taiwan, China and the European Union, she said.

Overall, the province`s fishery exports in the first ten months of 2007 rose 28.8 percent to US$56.6 million compared to US$43.9 million in the same period last year, she said.

Fresh and frozen tunas dominated the fishery exports with a value of US$47 million, followed by the grouper with US$3.4 million.(*)
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