US imports more shrimp for less money

Published on
April 20, 2016

The United States imported 94,623 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in the first two months of this year, an increase of 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the latest statistics from NOAA Fisheries.

India was the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier during this period with 18,472 MT, followed closely by Indonesia with 18,447 MT and Ecuador with 12,958 MT.

In value terms, U.S. shrimp imports during the two-month period totaled USD 839.8 million (EUR 746.1 million), down 9.8 percent from USD 931.4 millio…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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