CP Prima Shrimp Production Up 86 Percent
Indonesia's largest shrimp producer, PT Central Proteinaprima (CP Prima), increased its shrimp production nearly 86 percent, to 48,950 metric tons, in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, Asia Pulse reported today.
CP Prima President Mahar A. Sembiring projects that Indonesia's shrimp production will double this year. He attributes the increase to a revitalization of the shrimp farming industry launched last year.
According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. shrimp imports from Indonesia through the first five months of this year were up almost 70 percent, to 35,884 metric tons, from the same period last year. Indonesia is the United States' No. 2 shrimp supplier so far this year, trailing only Thailand. In 2007, Indonesia was the country's No. 3 shrimp supplier at 59,069 metric tons.
Indonesia is not subject to U.S. antidumping tariffs on shrimp.