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July 28, 2013


Shrimp Exports


In the first five months 2013, Peru exported shrimp worth $55.6 million, an increase of 43 percent over the same period in 2012 when exports equaled $38.9 million.


Susana Yturry, manager of Capture Services and Industries at the Exporters Association, stressed that aquaculture is one of the most promising sub-sectors in the country and that shrimp is one of its main exports.  Yturry says that it is necessary to update the Peru’s Aquaculture Development Act because its tax benefits expire at the end 2013.


In the first five months of 2013, 70 percent of Peru’s exported shrimp was shell-on tails, accounting for $39 million, followed by whole and frozen shrimp worth $8.2 million and shell-off tails also worth $8.2 million.


The United States accounted for 75 percent of the total, generating $41.6 million, and Spain was the second largest purchaser at $6.1 million.  Russia, France, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine, Ecuador, Chile and Italy also purchased Peruvian shrimp.


Source: FIS United States.  Shrimp Exports Record Strong Growth.  Analia Murias (  July 25, 2013.


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