CBI market intelligence on fish & seafood – 2018

Our extensive portfolio of exporting fish & seafood to Europe supports suppliers (from developing countries) who would like to enter the European market. It provides up-to-date information and concrete tips.

1) In 2018, we delivered sector modules and analysed:

  • Trends – key trends, specifically for shrimp, frozen tuna and frozen white fish.
  • Buyer requirements – a comprehensive list of legal and non-legal requirements.

2) Our research on specific fish & seafood products also covers trends and buyer requirements. In addition, it includes an extensive product description, trade statistics, market channels and price information.

We also updated 9 factsheets, created a new analysis of carp and frozen crustaceans, and created a tailored study on ethnic fish.


black tiger shrimp, fresh tuna, frozen tuna, pangasius, octopus, tilapia, squid & cuttlefish, vannamei shrimp, carp, frozen crustaceans, organic seafood, ethnic fish


2017 – 2018


Developing countries, EU (general)

Type of activity

  • Consulting
  • Market Intelligence


  • Analysis of trade statistics on:
    • imports into Europe (including from developing countries specifically).
    • imports into leading European countries (including from developing countries specifically).
    • leading suppliers within developing countries.
    • exports from Europe.
    • production in Europe.
    • consumption in Europe.
    • developments over the last five years.
  • Interviews with sector experts.
  • Focus group with various stakeholders.
  • Trade fair visits.
  • Desk research using information from sector associations, fish & seafood trade reports and magazines, webinars, social media, etc.


  • Sector modules:
    • trends
    • buyer requirements
  • Factsheets on:
    • black tiger shrimp
    • fresh tuna
    • frozen tuna
    • pangasius
    • octopus
    • tilapia
    • squid & cuttlefish
    • vannamei shrimp
    • carp
    • frozen crustaceans
    • organic seafood
  • Tailored study on:
    • ethnic fish