Favites chinensis (Larger Star Coral)

Criteria met:  Overall increase

Principal trade term to the EU:  live

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  35%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Germany

Top Trading Partner:  Indonesia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced, live coral of Favites chinensis (excluding trade reported in kg), all purposes, 2003-2010 (no imports were reported in 2001 or 2002).

In 2010, EU imports primarily comprised live, wild-sourced corals (2,572 corals); 50 wild-sourced raw corals and two captive-bred live corals were also imported. All trade was imported directly from Indonesia for commercial purposes. Live, wild-sourced imports increased by 14% between 2009 and 2010.