Frozen Whole Fish Market Overview in Africa
In value terms, frozen whole fish production amounted to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.
The countries with the highest volumes of frozen whole fish production in 2019 were Morocco ( tonnes), Ethiopia ( tonnes) and Mauritania ( tonnes), with a combined % share of total production. Senegal, Namibia, Sudan, Angola, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Algeria and Tanzania lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further %.
From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Angola, while frozen whole fish production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The size of the frozen whole fish market in Africa expanded rapidly to $ in 2019, picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of frozen whole fish consumption, amongst the key consuming countries, was attained by Benin, while frozen whole fish consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Egypt ($), Cote d'Ivoire ($) and Nigeria ($) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, with a combined % share of the total market. Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia and Benin lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further %.
Benin recorded the highest growth rate of market size, among the main consuming countries over the period under review, while frozen whole fish market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2019, the highest levels of frozen whole fish per capita consumption was registered in Mauritius ( kg per person), followed by Cote d'Ivoire ( kg per person), Benin ( kg per person) and Zambia ( kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of frozen whole fish was estimated at kg per person.
From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of the frozen whole fish per capita consumption in Mauritius stood at +%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Cote d'Ivoire (+% per year) and Benin (+% per year).