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February 9, 2016

United States

Washington DC—December 2015 Imports and Imports for all of 2015


In December 2015, USA shrimp imports were 14 percent greater than those in December 2014.  Shell-on imports were up 1.8 percent for the month and 1 percent for the year.  Peeled imports were up over 20 percent in December, but finished the year only 1.5 percent higher.  Cooked imports were up over 26 percent in December and were 7.3 percent higher for the year.  Breaded imports posted substantial gains both for the month and for the year.


For all 2015, shrimp imports into the USA market were the second highest on record, 1.29 billion pounds, up 3.3 percent from 2014, just 8.9 million pounds short of hitting the all-time high set in 2006.  Their value, however, expressed in dollars per pound dropped, 21 percent from $5.34 in 2014 to $4.21 for 2015.






Sources: 1. (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  US Shrimp Imports Reach Second Highest Annual Total at 1.29 Billion Lbs in 2015.  Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  February 5, 2016.    2. NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology.  Table: U.S. Imports of Shrimp (All Types) by Country with Comparisons, December 2015 (Metric Tons).  Website Visit on February 7, 2015.  3. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International.  February 7, 2016.


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