Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: skins
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 97%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: Italy, Germany
Top Trading Partner: Peru
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
EU imports in 2010 were all wild-sourced, and principally comprised skins (14,654 skins), in addition to notable quantities of garments (1,760) and small leather products (1,552), traded for commercial purposes. Imports of skins decreased by 26% between 2009 and 2010, reaching their lowest level over the period 2001-2010.
With the exception of one trophy exported directly from Argentina, all trade originated directly from Peru. Exports from Peru were included in the CITES Review of Significant Trade in 2001. The SRG formed a positive opinion for all countries on 22/07/1997, which was reconfirmed for Peru on 16/02/2010 and removed for all other countries on 02/12/2011.