Maldives exports fish worth MVR 2.1 bln

The Maldives has exported fish worth MVR 2.1 billion as of November this year.

The central bank, Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), and Maldives Customs data show that fish exports stood at MVR 1.9 billion during the same period last year. Therefore, exports for the current period are up 10.3 percent from last year.

According to statistics, among the various types of fish exports, skipjack tuna, and yellowfin tuna were the most prominent, with fish worth MVR 1.4 billion exported both fresh and frozen. Additionally, canned and poached fish worth MVR 500 million were also exported until November.

According to the latest MMA data, skipjack tuna is currently priced at MVR 26.2 per kg in the international market.