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CHILEAN MUSSEL EXPORT 2016

AmiChile joins together 60 companies dedicated to mussel farming in Chiloé.

Amichile joins together 60 companies dedicated to mussel farming in Chiloé and Puerto Montt; this includes hatcheries and nurseries, farms, processing plants, exporters (large, medium and small) and service providers.

-1.133 mariculture centers and more than 20 processing industrial plants

-The industry provides 12.000 person to person jobs and 5.000 to contracts

- The total mussel export in 2015: US$ 201 million and 70,000 tons

- Leading markets: Europe, USA and Asia (a total of 40 countries)

Worldwide, Chile is the number one exporter of mussels and the second world producer following China. Major companies associated with Amichile are: Camanchaca, Orizon, Saint Andrews, Sudmaris, Toralla, Ria austral, Blueshell, Catalunya, Agromar, Transantartic, inv. Coihuin

www.amichile.cl