The volume of lake farm fish production decreased by 7 percent

By: STA Date: 2024. 07. 08. 09:30

The volume of Hungarian fish production in 2023 was 19,673 tons, which is 7.3 percent lower than the volume of the previous year. In 2023, 80.0 percent of fish production was concentrated in three regions (Northern Great Plain, Southern Transdanubia and Southern Great Plain).

From an economic point of view, carp is still our primary fish species, which accounted for 82 percent of fish meat production for consumption in the lake economy in 2023. The dominant part of domestic fish production is provided by pond farms, the area of ​​which was operated was 26,836 hectares in 2023. The amount of fish produced in intensive systems decreased by 10.3 percent compared to the previous year, to 5,664 tons, of which 4,386 tons were fish produced for food. In 2023, the export value of fish and fishery products reached 10.4 billion forints, the import value reached 52.3 billion forints, the foreign trade balance’s deficit of 41.9 billion forints exceeded the deficit of 2022 by 3.1 billion forints.


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