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Spanish Salmon Consumption Grows 30% In Just Three Years

Published on Jul 12 2016 1:00 PM in Fresh Produce tagged: Seafood / Fish / salmon / Consumer Habits / Spanish Consumer / Spanish Market

Spanish Salmon Consumption Grows 30% In Just Three Years

Figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation have shown that Spanish seafood consumption reached a yearly total of 42.4 kilos per capita last year, which is way above the global average of 18.9 kilos.

As reported on, a further study of 2,859 respondents conducted by the Norwegian Seafood Council analysed Spain's consumption of fish and seafood.

According to the study, 70 per cent of Spanish people eat fish or seafood twice a week, and 90 per cent of people do so at least once a week. Despite being a high-frequency, there has been a slight decrease in fish consumption, of 1.7 per cent, during the last four years.

This is not the case when it comes to salmon consumption, however. In 2012, some 50,00 tonnes of salmon were sold in the Spanish market, and in 2015 the amount reached 65,000. Salmon is now more popular than cod fish, a classic ingredient of Spanish cuisine, the study found.

Spain is the seventh biggest market for Norwegian fish and seafood. One in three respondents in the study agreed that they prefer salmon because it's easier to cook, while 45 per cent of people didn't know how to prepare salted cod.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Gabriela Guédez. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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