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October 25, 2013


Becomes Biggest Shrimp Exporter to USA


In August 2013, India became the top shrimp supplier to the United States, replacing Thailand, which fell to fifth position because of continuing problems with early mortality syndrome in its shrimp ponds.  In August, India exported 24.1 million pounds of shrimp to the USA, a 65 percent increase compared 2012.


In the United States, August imports generally represent the first month of building inventories for the upcoming holidays.



Ecuadorian exports recovered from a poor July and increased over 25 percent, to 18.7 million pounds, second to India.  Ecuador’s year-to-date  exports, however, are down 7.3 percent to 119.9 million pounds.


Indonesian exports were up nearly 43 percent to 18.5 million pounds, and it became the third biggest shrimp supplier to the USA in August 2013.


Year-to-date, Thailand’s shipments are down over 39 percent, to 114.2 million pounds, while India’s recent surge caused its year-to-date shipments to spike over 68 percent to 122.1 million pounds.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  India Jumps Thailand and Ecuador as Top US Shrimp Supplier With 65% Surge in August Imports.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  October 24, 2013.

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