US imports more shrimp with India becoming the market's No.1 supplier

Published on
February 21, 2017

The United States imported 603,591 metric tons (MT) of shrimp last year, up on the 585,826 MT that that the market brought in during 2015, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

During the course of 2016, India overtook Indonesia as the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier, providing the country with 153,984 MT of shrimp in the 12-month period (up from 135,352 MT in 2015), followed by Indonesia with 117,095 MT, and then Thailand, …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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