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Indonesia remains top U.S. shrimp supplier

Staff writer |
The latest figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed that Indonesia is the top shrimp exporter to the U.S. in April 2016 despite a 15.5 percent drop in its exports.

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Indonesia's shrimp exports to the US fell year-on-year in April 2016 from 11,640 tonnes to 9,833 tonnes. However, it has a higher number of exports than India, the second-largest exporter. India's exports to the US decreased by almost 29 percent, from 10,787 tonnes in April 2015 to 7,676 tonnes in 2016.

Overall, year-on-year shrimp exports in April fell by 13.6 percent, to 39,311 mt, and shrimp value fell by 3.4 percent, from US$9.72/kilo to US$9.39/kilo.

Thailand’s shrimp exports have seen a slight increase from 5,164 tonnes to 5,189 tonnes, overtaking Ecuador to become the third largest exporter to the US. Ecuador shrimp exports have fallen by 23.2 percent.

Vietnam, China and Mexico remain the fifth, sixth and seventh-largest shrimp exporters to the US. However, exports from Malaysia and Peru dropped steeply, by 98 percent and 30.3 percent, respectively. â– 

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