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August 6, 2015

United States

Washington DC—Shrimp Imports in June 2015 and the First Half of 2015

   

 

In June 2015, USA shrimp imports were up 14.3 percent, compared to June 2014, and for the first half of 2015, they were up 8.2 percent, compared to 2014.

 

In June 2015, India and Indonesia continue to post significant year-over-year increases.  India shipped 67 percent more shrimp than in June 2014, Indonesia 33.9 percent more and Thailand 32 percent more.

 

For the first half of 2015, Ecuador and Vietnam shipped less shrimp to the USA.  Imports from Ecuador were down 3.4 percent, and those from Vietnam were down 25.7 percent.

 

Shell-on imports, including easy peel, were up 9.4 percent in June 2015 and up 14.3 percent for the first half of the year.

 

In June 2015, imports of 31-40 and larger count shrimp were all higher, while 41-50 and smaller count shrimp were lower.  Imports of 16-20 count shrimp in June were up 101.5 percent, compared to June 2014, and 21-25 count shrimp were up 76.6 percent.

 

In June 2015, peeled imports, led by shipments from India, Indonesia, Ecuador and Thailand, were up 19.5 percent, compared to June 2014, and up 1.1 percent for the first half of 2014.

 

In June 2015, cooked imports were down 3 percent, but were still in positive territory for the first half of the year. Breaded imports were higher for both June 2015 and the first half.

 

Sources: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  June Shrimp Imports Higher, YTD up 8.2%.  Jim Kenny (Urner Barry).  August 5,, 2015.  2. NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology.  Table: U.S. Imports of Shrimp (All Types) by Country with Comparisons, June 2015 (Metric Tons).  Website Visit on August 6, 2015.

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