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Declared Turtle Trade From the United States

 

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Total Exports  -  The numbers taken as a whole do not offer the detail or insight into the trade that is made possible by breaking it down into time period allotments.  In this section we will offer the data broken down into yearly totals as well as monthly totals.  


 

Yearly Totals  -  On this page the numbers for all species exported in each year are presented  with the number of wild caught and wild caught percentage calculated.  The totals will be presented for the entire time period for which we have data,  from November 04, 2002 thru November 26, 2005.  

 

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.    

 

Year Shipments Total Turtles/Shipment Wild % Wild
November 04, 2002 - December 31, 2002 229 582,945 2,546 19,442 3.33%

2003

3,127 14,768,767 4,722 336,065 2.27%
2004 3,582 11,920,966 3,328 193,617 1.62%
January 01 - November 26, 2005 1,886 4,510,702 2,391 183,825 4.07%
Total for all years 8,824 31,783,380 3,602 732,949 2.31%

 


 Apalone, Pseudemys and Trachemys scripta elegans removed1  - for a more accurate indication of small scale market trends

 

Year Total
November 04, 2002 - December 31, 2002 105,949

2003

550,878
2004 758,699
January 01 - November 26, 2005 592,793
Total 2,008,319
Average for years  2003, 2004, 2005 634,123

1 - The reason the species from these three genera were removed from the totals in this table is to give a more accurate indication of the trade in species that are not bred or shipped in massive numbers. i.e. -  For example while 5,000 Kinosternon is a large number,  the significance of this is lost when included in  with species that are produced in the millions.


 Apalone, Pseudemys and Trachemys data - all other species removed1  - for a more accurate indication of the mass produced species trends

 

Year Apalone sp. Pseudemys sp Trachemys sp. Totals
November 04, 2002 - December 31, 2002 2,175 186,426 288,395 476,996

2003

74,354 5,221,165 8,922,370 14,217,889
2004 170,752 4,476,122 6,515,393 11,162,267
January 01 - November 26, 2005 114,479 2,006,802 1,798,628 3,919,909
Total 361,760 11,890,515 17,524,786 29,777,061

 

1 - The reason the species from all other genera were removed from the totals in this table is to give a more accurate indication of the overall trends in mass produced species. 


 

Monthly Totals -  On this page the total exports are presented  broken down by month for the entire time period that data is available presented in raw form and as monthly averages. Annotation will be added to this table where it is deemed helpful

 

Year January February March April May June
2002 (N/D) (N/D) (N/D) (N/D) (N/D) (N/D)
2003 353,935 347,886 142,404 106,467 21,343 221,592
2004 245,387 312,186 349,047 148,872 26,416 289,519
2005 448,344 470,871 1,229,152 77,576 10,605 16,840
             
Total for the Month 1,047,666 1,130,943 1,720,603 332,915 58,364 527,951
Monthly Average 349,222 376,981 573,534 110,971 19,454 175,983

 

 

Year July August September October November December
2002 (N/D) (N/D) (N/D) (N/D) (A)   501,406 81,529
2003 (B)   4,755,980 4,328,108 (C)   3,241,917 239,407 223,708 231,021
2004 889,970 (D)   1,786,147 (D)   2,288,456 3,404,645 1,556,088 621,023
2005 211,661 (E)   427,842 (E)   1,031,854 (E)   580,044 (F)    2,745

(N/D)

             
Total for the Month 5,857,611 6,542,090 6,562,227 4,224,096 2,281,202 933,573
Monthly Average 1,952,537 2,180,696 2,187,409 1,408,032 760,400 311,191

 

(N/D)  - No Data

(A) -  This only includes the data  after November 4, 2002

(B) - 635 Shipments

(C) - 554 Shipments

(D) - Hurricanes hit Florida August and September 2004

(E) - Hurricanes Katrina (Aug 29) and Rita (Sept. 24) hit Louisiana

(F) - Numbers not for entire month - not included in total or average

 


 

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