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July 8, 2015

United States

Washington DC—Shrimp Imports in May 2015

 

In May, USA shrimp imports dropped 3.2 percent, compared to the same period in 2015, but year-to-date imports were still up 6.9 percent.

 

Imports from India and Indonesia continued their significant increases from a year ago.

 

Imports from Vietnam continued to decline and are now down 27.9 percent year-to-date.

 

Imports from Ecuador were down significantly in May, but only off 2.6 percent year-to-date.

 

Imports from Thailand were up slightly in May.

 

Shell-on imports, including easy peel, were down 4 percent in May, but remained 15.4 percent higher year-to-date.

 

Headless, shell-on (HLSO) imports from Indian and Indonesia were much higher in May, while those from Ecuador were off sharply.  31-40 count and larger imports were higher while smaller counts were lower.  16-20 count shrimp in May 2015 were only 1 percent higher than those in May 2014.

 

Peeled imports for May and year-to-date were down slightly, around 2 percent, with India and Indonesia higher and Vietnam lower.

 

Cooked imports were down sharply in May, but remained positive year-to-date.

 

Breaded imports were higher in May and year-to-date.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  May Shrimp Imports Lower but Remain Positive YTD.  Paul Brown (phone 1-732-240-5330, email pbrownjr@urnerbarry.com).  July 7, 2015.

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