The E.U. is the largest consumer of fishery and aquaculture products in the world.
Demand far exceeds supply, so the bloc is increasingly sourcing products from around the world in order to meet market requirements.
In 2018, E.U. imports from third-countries increased by 4 percent in volume and 2 percent in value over the previous year.
However, the average unit value of these imports fell by 2 percent to EUR 4.17 (USD 4.70) per kilogram, causing slow growth in the overall import value.