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November 5, 2015

United States

Washington DC—Shrimp Imports, September 2015


For the month September 2015, USA shrimp imports dropped 6.5%, compared to September 2014.  Consequently, year-to-date, they are only 2.2% higher than a year ago.


Imports from most major supplying countries were down with the exception of Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico.  Imports from India were only down 0.8% from a year ago, and India remains the top supplier to the USA market, followed by Indonesia and Ecuador.


Imports of shell on tails were down 14.6% for the month, compared to last September, but were 3.2% higher year-to-date.  Ecuador, India and Indonesia were the top suppliers in this category.  For September 2015, all count sizes were down, except for 41-50s.  Imports of 51-60s and smaller shrimp were down sharply, while imports of larger sizes were all higher.


Peeled shrimp imports were down for September 2015, compared to September 2014, and year to date; however, imports from India and Indonesia were higher in this category.


Cooked shrimp imports were higher for September 2015, compared to September 2014, and about even year-to-date, while breaded imports were down for the month, but higher year-to-date.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  September Shrimp Imports Dip 6.5% Leaving YTD Shipments Up Slightly from 2014.  Paul Brown ( and Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330, email  November 4, 2015.

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