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November 13, 2014


Shrimp Exports Tighten


In the first three quarters of 2014, China’s exports of shrimp continued to tighten in volume and increase in value.  That’s suggested by data from China’s shrimp capital, Zhanjiang, the southerly port city that is home to shrimp processing giants Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products and Evergreen Aquatic Products.  Shrimp exports from the city of Zhanjiang totaled $530 million for the first nine months of 2014, up 135% over the first nine months of 2013.  Shrimp account for almost 70 percent of the city’s overall seafood exports, which rose to 888,000 metric tons (MT), up 2.1% in the first three quarters of 2014.


The United States continues to be the key market for Zhanjiang’s shrimp, taking 38,300 MT (up 16.3%) worth $274 million (up 32%) in the first nine months of 2014.  Meanwhile, Zhanjiang’s shipments to emerging and Arab markets continued to grow at a very strong pace.  Shipments to the Middle East rose to 1,196 MT (up 198%) worth  $8.7 million (up 290%).


Source:  Editor, Sean Murphy (  China’s Shrimp Exports Tighten in First Three Quarters.  Mark Godfrey, contributing editor reporting from Beijing, China.  November 12, 2014.

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