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Screen 1c : Estimated numbers of individuals in annual aquaculture production (FAO) of selected fish species

Year   : 2015       Species   : Nile tilapia

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This page shows FAO reported fish aquaculture production tonnages for 2015 by species category together with the estimated mean weight (EMW) (obtained in this study) and estimated fish numbers. For species categories where no EMW was obtained, a generic mean weight was used to estimate numbers.

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Data for Nile tilapia (2015)
CountryProduction (t)Estimated mean weight (EMW) (g)EMWidGeneric Mean Weight (g)Estimated
Numbers
(millions)
China      1,334,482250-800129 1,668 - 5,338
Indonesia      1,084,281250-800129 1,355 - 4,337
Egypt        875,513250-800129 1,094 - 3,502
Thailand        177,509250-800129 222 - 710
Philippines        168,501250-800129 211 - 674
Uganda         57,329250-800129 72 - 229
Ghana         43,300250-800129 54 - 173
Honduras         30,100250-800129 38 - 120
Lao People's Dem. Rep.         27,100250-800129 34 - 108
Ecuador         17,400250-800129 22 - 70
Costa Rica         16,803250-800129 21 - 67
Zambia         15,447250-800129 19 - 62
Kenya         13,991250-800129 17 - 56
Colombia         12,521250-800129 16 - 50
Paraguay          6,877250-800129 9 - 28
El Salvador          5,639250-800129 7 - 23
Saudi Arabia          5,143250-800129 6 - 21
Malaysia          5,072250-800129 6 - 20
Rwanda          4,760250-800129 6 - 19
Cambodia          4,300250-800129 5 - 17
Tanzania, United Rep. of          3,500250-800129 4 - 14
Peru          3,250250-800129 4 - 13
Sudan          2,000250-800129 3 - 8
Mali          1,960250-800129 2 - 8
Côte d'Ivoire          1,900250-800129 2 - 8
Papua New Guinea          1,625250-800129 2 - 7
Burundi          1,260250-800129 2 - 5
Madagascar          1,220250-800129 2 - 5
Haiti          1,100250-800129 1 - 4
Benin            847250-800129 1 - 3
Jamaica            650250-800129 1 - 3
Cameroon            600250-800129 1 - 2
Senegal            511250-800129 1 - 2
Poland            500250-800129 1 - 2
Dominican Republic            400250-800129 1 - 2
China, Hong Kong SAR            350250-800129 <1 - 1
Nepal            300250-800129 <1 - 1
Kuwait            260250-800129 <1 - 1
Pakistan            235250-800129 <1 - 1
Niger            200250-800129 <1 - 1
Morocco            200250-800129 <1 - 1
Burkina Faso            190250-800129 <1 - 1
Fiji, Republic of            170250-800129 <1 - 1
Congo            149250-800129 <1 - 1
United Kingdom            130250-800129 <1 - 1
United Arab Emirates            130250-800129 <1 - 1
Central African Republic            100250-800129 <1
Singapore             97250-800129 <1
Panama             72250-800129 <1
Sierra Leone             70250-800129 <1
Guam             70250-800129 <1
Switzerland             60250-800129 <1
Korea, Dem. People's Rep             50250-800129 <1
Togo             40250-800129 <1
Gabon             40250-800129 <1
Bolivia (Plurinat.State)             30250-800129 <1
Liberia             30250-800129 <1
Palestine, Occupied Tr.             28250-800129 <1
South Sudan             20250-800129 <1
Barbados             20250-800129 <1
Oman             20250-800129 <1
American Samoa             20250-800129 <1
Namibia             20250-800129 <1
Samoa             13250-800129 <1
Saint Lucia             13250-800129 <1
Spain             12250-800129 <1
Gambia             12250-800129 <1
Qatar             10250-800129 <1
Tunisia              9250-800129 <1
Dominica              5250-800129 <1
US Virgin Islands              4250-800129 <1
Brunei Darussalam              3250-800129 <1
Vanuatu              3250-800129 <1
Chad              2250-800129 <1
Uruguay              <1250-800129 <1
Total      3,930,579 4,913 - 15,722
   Source of production tonnage : FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: 7th March 2017)".