Table  15.3 :  EXPORTS BY COMMODITY, 2008
      Quantity             Value (in Rf. '000)  
Items
Total Private Government Total Private Government
Total             1,617,451.60              858,868.42              758,583.18
Marine products             1,591,939.20              833,356.02              758,583.18
Metric tons  
Fresh or Chilled Tuna 6,919.56 6,541.93 377.62 417,829.11 376,756.97 41,072.14
Fresh or Chilled Yellowfin Tuna  2,788.19 2,659.08 129.11 102,842.76 98,888.17 3,954.59
Fresh or Chilled Yellowfin Tuna Loins 3,820.71 3,643.99 176.71 281,635.94 255,406.13 26,229.81
Fresh or Chilled Skipjack Loins 0.04 0.04                       -   0.67 0.67                                -  
Fresh or Chilled Bigeye Tunas 10.33 9.87 0.46 527.25 467.87 59.38
Big Eye Tuna Loins (Fresh Or Chilled) 1.28                          -   1.28 171.12                                -   171.12
Belly Flap (Yellowfin Tuna) Fresh or Chilled 7.33 7.03 0.30 331.06 304.30 26.75
Tuna Belly Flap ( Fresh Or Chilled ) 2.16 2.09 0.07 138.45 132.01 6.43
Yellowfin Tuna Chunk (Fresh Or Chilled) 289.53 219.83 69.70 32,181.86 21,557.81 10,624.05
Fresh or Chilled Reef Fish 340.10 340.07 0.03 20,178.86 20,178.52 0.34
Grouper (Fresh or Chilled) 309.98 309.98                       -   19,656.54 19,656.54                                -  
Marlin (Fresh or Chilled) 10.55 10.55                       -   113.97 113.97                                -  
Fresh Or Chilled Swordfish (Xiphias Gladius). 11.93 11.93                       -   155.73 155.73                                -  
Reef Fish (Fresh or Chilled)
5.85 5.85                       -   174.64 174.64                                -  
Reef Fish Fillets ( Fresh or Chilled ) 1.79 1.76 0.03 77.97 77.63 0.34
Frozen Fish 49,351.76 15,585.38 33,766.38 875,466.77 306,503.81 568,962.96
Yellowfin Tuna (Frozen) 7,584.59 3,882.03 3,702.56 151,487.46                 83,312.28 68,175.17
Yellowfin Tuna Loins (Frozen) 222.39 112.44 109.94 12,592.24 5,128.49 7,463.75
Belly Flap (Yellowfin Tuna) Frozen 13.21 13.21                       -   598.87 598.87                                -  
Yellowfin Tuna Steak (Frozen) 124.32 120.49 3.84 10,237.09 10,089.67 147.42
Yellowfin Tuna Chunk (Frozen) 10.38 10.38 0 700.18 700.18                                -  
Skipjack (Frozen) 41,319.81 11,440.23 29,879.58 698,738.55 206,587.78 492,150.77
Frozen Bigeye Tuna 72.14 1.68 70.46 1,047.39 21.54 1,025.85
Bigeye Tuna Loins (Frozen) 0.00                          -                         -   0.00                                -                                  -  
Fish Meat (Frozen) Excl. Fillet 0.01 0.01                       -   0.17 0.17                                -  
Marlin (Frozen)
0.79 0.79                       -   10.19 10.19                                -  
Shark (Frozen)  0.00                          -                         -   0.00                                -  
Reef Fish ( Frozen ) Not Specified 4.12 4.12                       -   54.64 54.64                                -  
Dried Fish
3,711.83 3,401.11 310.73 92,852.15 70,768.97 22,083.17
Skipjack (Dried) 3,691.21 3,380.48 310.73 92,657.82 70,574.64 22,083.17
Fish Chips ( Skipjack , Tuna ) Dried  20.62 20.62                       -   194.32 194.32                                -  
Tuna ( Dried ) 0.00 0.00                       -   0.01 0.01                                -  
Salted Dried Fish 2,269.96 2,269.96                       -   18,199.66 18,199.66                                -  
Skipjack (Salted Dried) 1,659.34 1,659.34                       -   13,159.41 13,159.41                                -  
Reef Fish (Salted Dried) 44.17 44.17                       -   376.83 376.83                                -  
Vahoo (Salted Dried) 5.46 5.46                       -   43.89 43.89                                -  
Rainbow Runner (Salted Dried) 120.31 120.31                       -   963.73 963.73                                -  
Jack (Salted Dried) 58.24 58.24                       -   478.98 478.98                                -  
Marlin (Salted Dried) 63.11 63.11                       -   552.14 552.14                                -  
Dolphin Fish (Salted Dried) 39.64 39.64                       -   348.07 348.07                                -  
Green Job Fish  (Salted Dried) 34.14 34.14                       -   292.80 292.80                                -  
Shark (Salted Dried) 233.49 233.49                       -   1,893.65 1,893.65                                -  
Dog Tooth Tuna (Salted Dried) 8.58 8.58                       -   69.81 69.81                                -  
Barracuda (Salted Dried) 3.49 3.49                       -   20.32 20.32                                -  
Sea Cucumber 84.01 84.01                       -   7,891.33 7,891.33                                -  
Sea Cucumber ( Dried ) 84.01 84.01                       -   7,891.33 7,891.33                                -  
Canned Fish 1,940.21 330.80 1,609.40 88,726.35 13,353.54 75,372.81
Tuna (Prepared, Preserved) 1,900.90 308.30 1,592.60 87,006.92 12,427.08 74,579.84
Yellowfin Tuna (Canned, Prepared & Preserved) 0.00                          -                         -                                  -                                  -                                  -  
Skipjack (Prepared, Preserved) 39.31 22.50 16.81 1,719.43 926.46 792.97
Numbers  
Live Reef Fish 408,767.00 408,767.00                       -   18,442.56 18,442.56                                -  
Live Ornamental Fish 312,618.00 312,618.00                       -   7,073.62 7,073.62                                -  
Grouper (Live) 96,149.00 96,149.00                       -   11,368.94 11,368.94                                -  
Fish Meal 1,490.28 20.00 1,470.28 13,204.79 86.10 13,118.70
Flours, Meals And Pellets Of Fish, Etc, Unfit For Human Consumption 1,490.28 20.00 1,470.28 13,204.79 86.10 13,118.70
 Metric tons   
Other Marine Products 592.94 13.34 579.60 38,727.66 1,035.77 37,691.89
Skipjack Loins (Steamed)           124.20                          -                124.20 7,794.75                                -                     7,794.75
Yellowfin Tuna loins (Steamed) 457.22 1.82 455.40 30,022.57 125.43 29,897.14
Skipjack Tuna Belly Flap (Dried, Salted In Brine) 0.01 0.01                       -   0.12 0.12                                -  
Tuna ( Smoked ) 0.00 0.00                       -   0.33 0.33                                -  
Yellowfin Tuna Fillets (Smoked) 0.00 0.00                       -   0.01                           0.01                                -  
Shark Fins (Dried) 8.87 8.87                       -   871.23 871.23                                -  
Other Hides And Skins, Fresh Or Preserved, Not Tanned, Nes 2.26                     2.26                       -   14.55                         14.55                                -  
Shark Fins ( Salted Dried ) 0.20 0.20                       -   2.62 2.62                                -  
Shark Fins ( Frozen ) 0.17 0.17                       -   21.50 21.50                                -  
 Litres   
Other Marine Products 14,801.20 900.20 13,901.00 419.95 138.79 281.16
Fish Soup 13,901.20 0.20 13,901.00 281.17 0.01 281.16
Shark-Liver Oil 900.00 900.00                       -   138.78 138.78                                -  
 Litres   
Other Products 100,000.00 100,000.00                       -   205.60 205.60                                -  
Lubricating Oil 100,000.00 100,000.00                       -   205.60 205.60                                -  
 Numbers   
Other products 34,262.00 34,262.00                       -   38.36 38.36                                -  
Paper Box (Used) 34,140.00 34,140.00   24.74 24.74
Dhoani Of Wood Without Engine 2.00 2.00                       -   12.85 12.85                                -  
Articles Made Of Shells 120.00 120.00                       -   0.77 0.77                                -  
Metric tons  
Waste 7,300.24 7,300.24                       -   25,268.44 25,268.44                                -  
Plastic waste & Scrap 30.67 30.67                       -   152.26 152.26                                -  
Waste And Scrap of Stainless Steel                     -                            -                         -                                  -                                  -                                  -  
Waste And Scrap of Alloy Steel (Excl. Stainless) 6,788.30 6,788.30                       -   15,747.56 15,747.56                                -  
Waste And Scrap Of Cast Iron 91.97 91.97                       -   177.27 177.27                                -  
Zinc Waste And Scrap 21.10 21.10                       -   21.69 21.69                                -  
Copper Waste And Scrap 208.28 208.28                       -   6,737.84 6,737.84                                -  
Aluminium Waste And Scrap 159.92                159.92                       -   2,431.81 2,431.81                                -  
Source:  Maldives Customs Services