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Declared Turtle Trade From the United States

 

Destinations


The following are the major destinations for turtles exported from the United States,  unfortunately it is impossible to know if these are the final destinations or transshipment points.   Countries with less than 13 shipments are not included in this list but are included in the final totals.

 

Please note:  Numbers are recorded by hand (keystroke) into the system resulting in a data lag. For this reason the 2005 data should be viewed as possibly incomplete.

 

Country Total Shipments Largest Shipment Total Animals Average Shipment Size
Argentina 36 150 Pseudemys nelsoni 1,554 43
Austria 35 1,000 Trachemys scripta troostii 12,892 368
Belgium 132 20,000  Pseudemys sp. 298,269 2,260
Canada 18 80 Chrysemys picta 678 38
Chile 23 7,500  Pseudemys sp. 77,010 3,348
China 129 5 shipments of 100,000 Trachemys scripta elegans   1,365,687 10,587
Croatia 18 4,000 Trachemys scripta elegans 31,900 1,772
Czech Republic* 142 12,000 Trachemys scripta elegans 288,673 2,033
Denmark 61 2,000 Trachemys scripta troostii 13,916 228
El Salvador 13 250 Trachemys scripta gaigeae 974 75
France 329 10,000 Pseudemys nelsoni 219,346 667
Germany 999 9,000 Trachemys scripta scripta 287,023 287
Great Britain 347 2,000 Trachemys scripta scripta 44,145 130
Hong Kong 1,392 250,000 Trachemys scripta elegans 13,625,673 9,788
Honduras 15 3,000 Pseudemys sp. 17,050 1,137
Hungary* 93 7,500 Trachemys scripta elegans 64,119 689
Indonesia 44 18,000 Pseudemys sp. 59,228 1,346
Italy 341 29,075 Trachemys scripta scripta 858,971 2,519
Japan 2,222 115,000 Pseudemys sp. 1,527,771 687
Korea 343 10,000 Trachemys scripta elegans 237,654 699
Malaysia 39 20,000 Pseudemys sp. 239,798 6,148
Mexico 464 110,000 Pseudemys sp, 3,478,257 7,496
Netherlands 217 24,377 Pseudemys nelsoni 297,968 1,373
Panama 19 30,00 Trachemys scripta elegans 13,440 707
Poland 22 2,800 Graptemys sp. 13,111 596
Portugal 89 7,000 Graptemys sp. 178,960 2,010
Romania 19 6,000 Pseudemys sp. 57,300 3,015
Russia 17 16,000 Pseudemys sp. 153,000 9,000
Singapore 82 3 shipments of 30,000 Pseudemys sp 945,257 11,527
Spain 359 2 shipments of 10,000 Graptemys sp. 596,965 1,662
Sweden 26 2,000 Trachemys scripta scripta 9,331 359
Switzerland 57 2,500 Trachemys scripta scripta 7,919 139
Taiwan 465 200,000 Trachemys scripta elegans 6,238,300 13,416
Turkey 23 21,000 Pseudemys sp. 191,004 8,304
         
All Other Countries 234   362,298 1,548
         
         
World Total  8,828   31,813,887 3,603

 

*Czech Republic and Hungary joined the EU  in 2004,  No Trachemys scripta elegans imports after that point.


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