The news agency quoted director of marketing at the Directorate General of Marine and Fishery Products Competitiveness, Erwin Dwiyana, as saying on April 19 that Indonesia saw an increase in production of 3.66 percent on average, higher than the world average increase of 3.42 percent.

The Philippines is the second-largest producer with a production share of 7.3 per cent, followed by Vietnam at 6.6 per cent, and Ecuador 6.1 per cent.

The largest tuna production in Indonesia is of skipjack tuna and yellowfin tuna.

However, Dwiyana said, even though it is the largest tuna producer, Indonesia has not been able to become the world’s largest tuna exporter.

According to statistics of ITC Trademap, Indonesia ranks only sixth in tuna export with a 5.33 percent share of the world market in 2020.

Thailand is the top exporter with a 17.73 per cent share, followed by China with 8.45 per cent, Spain with 8.2 per cent, Ecuador 7.98 per cent and Taiwan (China) 5.57 per cent.

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