TABLE 1.2

WORLD CAVIAR PRODUCTION IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS, IN TONS

(FAO)

 

CAVIAR TYPE

COUNTRY

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

COMMENTS

Sturgeon

Iran

232

233

204

222

247

304

283

2%

281

286

95% exported in bulk tins.

USSR

2,170

2,270

2,250

2,250

2,250

2,180

2,230

2,070

1,749

1380

10-20% exported in bulk tins or retail jars and tins in about equal parts. Includes pressed caviar and cut-in-pieces and salted ovaries.

Total

2,402

2^03

2,454

2,472

2,497

2,484

2313

2366

2,030

1,666

Caviar Substitutes

Denmark

1,725

1,804

1,971

1,741

1328

2359

2343

2,103

2,100

2,200

Repackaged lumpfish.

Germany

-

1,000

1300

1,200

824

518

531

854

1,284

1,794

Repackaged lumpfish and salmon.

Greece

141

182

203

230

270

294

319

197

138

321

Carp, mullet and repacked salmon.

Greenland

-

-

-

210

197

-

-

19

2

-

Lumpfish retail. Bulk not included.

Iceland

146

210

157

199

283

365

490

536

726

924

Lumpfish retail. Bulk not included.

Norway

1,004

937

924

1,060

1,050

970

1,100

680

650

850

Cod, trout. Repacked lumpfish.

Sweden

4,891

4365

5,296

5,099

5,197

5,134

5357

5379

5,915

5,950

Cod, trout. Repacked salmon and lumpfish.

USSR

3,730

3,500

5,010

4,850

9,230

11,870

13,870

16,660

18,427

20,269

10% exported. Salmon, pollack, whitefish, cod, lumpfish. Increased production due to utilization of ordinary fish.

Total

11,638

12,501

14,863

14,589

18,878

21,510

24,210

26,428

29,302

32,269