The Polish fish processing industry is the fourth-largest in Europe, with 240 processing plants shipping products throughout the EU. Several hundred other smaller companies also supply products within the immediate region. In 2019 fish consumption in Poland averaged 13.1 kilograms per capita, almost half of the EU average. 2020 fish and seafood imports amounted $2.4 billion, of which $75 million originated from the United States. Polish processors generally import raw fish for further processing.