Python reticulatus (Reticulated Python)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  skins

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  26%

Principal source:  wild, captive-bred

Top EU importer:  Germany

Top Trading Partner:  Singapore, Indonesia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:   -

EU-reported imports of Python reticulatus skins (excluding skins reported by weight or length) from the two main sources (‘W’ and ‘C’), all purposes, 2001-2010.

In 2010, EU imports primarily consisted of captive-bred and wild-sourced skins (98,214 and 83,836 skins, respectively), and wild-sourced small leather products (45,152), the majority of which was for commercial purposes. Total imports of skins (all sources) increased by 64% between 2009 and 2010.

The majority of the wild-sourced skins (90%) originated in Indonesia, while the majority of the captive-bred skins (92%) originated in Viet Nam. The SRG reconfirmed a positive opinion for Indonesia on 29/02/2008.