First sale is the landed fish that is sold or registered at an auction centre to registered buyers or to producer organisations (PO). Volumes, value and prices are reported. Volume is reported in net weight. First sales may differ from landings since the former do not cover fish that is landed by vessels owned by processing companies or direct sales to processors.
In EUMOFA, first-sales are available under weekly and monthly data. Data are collected from national administrations and commercial sources. For more details, see:
Landings mean the initial unloading of any quantity of fisheries products from on board a fishing vessel to land in a given country, regardless of the nationality of the vessel making the landings, but also fishery products landed by the country’s vessels in non-EU countries. Landings are reported in net weight.
In EUMOFA landings data are available under yearly data. Data originate from EUROSTAT which in turn collects it from national administrations. For more details, see:
Aquaculture refers to the farming of aquatic (freshwater or saltwater) organisms, such as fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Aquaculture data are reported in live weight equivalent and value.
In EUMOFA, aquaculture data (production volumes and values) are available under yearly data. Data originate from EUROSTAT which in turn collects it from national administrations. For more details, see:
Wholesale is an intermediary stage in the distribution channel that buys in bulk and sells to resellers (e.g. retailers) rather than to consumers.
In EUMOFA, wholesale is available under weekly and monthly data. Data are collected from national administrations and commercial sources. For more details, see:
IMPORT - EXPORT
Exports (extra-EU) are goods recorded by Member States when they leave the territory of the EU (transit is not included).
Imports (extra-EU) are goods recorded by Member States when they enter the territory of the EU (transit is not included).
Intra-EU trade statistics record the trade of goods between Member States.
The standard source of extra-EU trade statistics is the customs declaration. For intra-EU trade, the source is any VAT-registered business that trades goods with other Member States.
For exports, the partner country is the country identified at the time of export as the final destination of the goods.
For imports, the partner country is the country of origin of the goods.
In EUMOFA, imports - exports are available under weekly data (EU imports from extra-EU countries), monthly and yearly data. Weekly data originate from the European Commission, while monthly data originate from EUROSTAT – COMEXT. For more information about the quality of European statistics on international trade in goods, please see the following document.
For more details on trade data in the EUMOFA, see:
IMPORT - EXPORT
Simple tables on trade:
Advanced tables on trade:
Processing of fishery and aquaculture products (FAP’s) refers to the processes that transform the raw material into the final product delivered to the customer.
In EUMOFA, processing is available under yearly data. Data originate from EUROSTAT – PRODCOM “Statistics on the production of manufactured goods”. For more details, see:
Simple table on processing:
RETAIL - CONSUMPTION
Consumption refers to the amount of fisheries and aquaculture products that are consumed during a given period, and within a geographic area, such as a country.
In EUMOFA, consumption data are provided as:
- retail prices, under the weekly data;
- volumes and values of consumption of fresh products recorded by a sample of households, under the monthly and yearly data;
- volumes of “apparent consumption”, under the yearly data.
"Apparent consumption" is calculated by using the supply balance sheet that provides an estimate of the supply of fishery and aquaculture products available for human consumption at EU level.
The calculation of the supply balance sheet is based on the equation:
Apparent consumption =
[(total catches – industrial catches) + aquaculture + imports] – exports.
Catches targeted for fishmeal (industrial catches) are excluded. Non-food use products are also excluded from imports and exports.
For more details see:
The EUMOFA database is accessible by supply chain stage, through simple and advanced tables, and through the bulk download facility. Data are available on weekly, monthly and yearly bases.
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