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October 14, 2015

United States

New Jersey—Urner Barry’s White Shrimp Price Index Increasing


The Urner Barry White Shrimp Index, updated for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays, is an “average” of wholesale, headless, shell-on, frozen shrimp prices per pound, calculated using market quotations that are weighted on import volume.  It provides a measure of general conditions in the market for white shrimp.  It is not a reflection of any single item, however, Urner Barry does track individual shrimp prices and provides information on them in its fee-based publications, which include market news and prices on seafood and a wide range of food commodities, like poultry, eggs and meat.


Shrimp News: From April 14 to October 13, 2015, I recorded Urner Barry’s White Shrimp Index price every Tuesday and Thursday.  During that period, the index price was down $0.44 a pound, but from mid-September to mid October, it has increased by $0.09 a pound and has been up for the last five readings!


Sources: 1. Urner Barry’s White Shrimp Index, April 14 Through October 13, 2015.  2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, October 14, 2015.

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