India has been confirmed by the Globefish unit of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as the world’s No. 1 exporter of shrimp in 2016, with the total volume shipped by the country increasing 14.5 percent compared with the previous year to 438,500 metric tons (MT).

The trade includes a 130 percent spike in India’s value-added shrimp exports, which amounted to 23,400 MT, and went mostly to the U.S. market.

Following India in volume terms w…