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Bali Tuna Exports Slightly Up


Fresh and frozen tuna dominated the exports of eight types of fishery commodities from Bali in value, Teneng said.

Tuna exports, fresh and frozen, totaled 5,114 tons valued at USD 28.36 million (RM92.96 million) in the January-May period, he noted.
He added that the volume and value of tuna exports rose 3.88 percent and 5.35 percent respectively over the same period last year.
Bali exported USD 44.54 million (RM146.2 million) worth of fishery commodities in the first five months of the year, up 16.95 percent from the same period last year, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported.

“The fishery sector contributed 20.54 percent to Bali’s total export value of USD 216.92 billion (RM711.06 billion) in the five months period,” Head of the Public Relations Bureau of the province of Bali said.

Other fishery commodities exported from Bali included the groupers, decorative fish, skip jacks, crabs, lobsters, shark fins, and sea weed.
Meanwhile, Antara reported that Japan is the main market for fishery commodities from Bali, followed by the United States and Australia. Other export destinations included Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Britain, France, Germany and Spain.