Data are collected from the European institutions, the EU Member States, Norway and Iceland, and private data providers. Regular checks are performed to monitor the quality and reliability of data at the collection, analysis, and dissemination stages.
To analyse and monitor market trends data are harmonised into 12 commodity groups and 97 main commercial species, which are selected based on their significance in terms of first sales and their importance for EU trade.
Data are also harmonised in 4 presentation (whole; cut; by-products; unspecified) and 5 preservation states (fresh; frozen; dried-salted-smoked; prepared-preserved; unspecified).
Data in the EUMOFA database are organised into three sections:
Data are accessible through two types of queries: