December 13, 2016
India cements 'top shrimp exporter to US' status
India cemented its position as the No. 1 supplier of shrimp to the US as its exports to that country increased over 17% year-on-year to 16,409 tonnes in October.
The increase was the third month in a row, according to an Undercurrent News report, citing data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
A month earlier in September, shrimp exports from India to the US rose 15.4% year-on-year to 17,592 tonnes. In August the hike was a hefty 40%.
According to NOAA data, shrimp shipments to the US from major exporters Ecuador and China also grew, both by over 26% year-on-year in October from 5,424 tonnes to 6,845 tonnes in the case of the former, and from 2,273 tonnes to 2,873 tonnes in the case of the latter.
Other top shrimp exporters Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico suffered drops of 6.7%, 2.1% and 13.4%, respectively.