US shrimp imports hold steady

Published on
May 23, 2016

The United States imported 134,576 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in the first-quarter of this year, a volume that was on par with the corresponding period of 2015, according to the latest statistics from NOAA Fisheries.

Indonesia was the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier during this period with 27,356 MT, followed closely by India with 24,199 MT, and then Ecuador and Thailand with 18,354 MT and 17,166 MT respectively.

In terms of product formats, it is estimated that in the last quarter the U.S. mar…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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