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October 1, 2014

Thailand

To Become Shrimp Importer This Year

 

Aramwattananont, president of the Thai Frozen Foods Association, speaking to Thailand’s Nation newspaper, said early mortality syndrome was still a problem and that production of finished shrimp products in 2014 would fall to 200,000 metric tons this year from 250,000 tons in 2013.

 

He said that processing plants would need to import shrimp from India, Vietnam or Ecuador in order to avoid disruptions in the 4th quarter.

 

He estimated that around 40,000 tons would have to be imported.

 

He also said that overall prices were as much as 30% lower than last year, and that Thailand was seeing fewer orders due to its production woes.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Thailand to Become Shrimp Importer This Year as Local Production Falls to 200,000 Tons.  John Sackton.  October 1, 2014. 

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