The recorded value of the export trade was $40 million for 2012–2013, a close second after Hong Kong’s $45 million, while the corresponding figures for import values were $170 million for Hong Kong and $51.4 million for Singapore, MANA correspondent reported.
According to the report, The Shark and Ray Trade in Singapore, the country was the world’s second largest re-exporter of shark fin after Thailand, accounting for 10 percent of the world’s total exports from 2012–2013.
Singapore does not have a domestic shark fishery and domestic export of locally processed shark fins makes up only 2.6 percent of the total export.
The top three nations Singapore imported shark fins from were Spain, Uruguay and Namibia. The top three export destinations from Singapore were Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan.