Frozen Shrimp: Sales to the UK Increase

From January to June 2020, companies from Central American countries exported frozen shrimp and prawns for $60 million, and sales to the United Kingdom grew by 36% compared to the same period in 2019.

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Regional Sales, with a Slight Decrease
Between the first semester of 2019 and the same period of 2020 the export value of frozen shrimp and prawns registered a decrease of 2%, from $116.2 million to $114.3 million.

In contrast to the behavior of regional sales in general, exports to the United Kingdom increased for the period in question, rising from $19 million to $25 million.

Exports by Country
As of June 2020, the main exporter of frozen shrimp and prawns in Central America continued to be Honduras, with $92 million, followed by Nicaragua, with $12 million, Panama, with $6 million, and Costa Rica and Guatemala, with $3 million each.

For the period in question, sales by Guatemalan and Honduran companies increased in year-on-year terms by 592% and 1%, respectively. Nicaraguan exports decreased by 3%, Panamanian exports by 26% and Costa Rican exports by 33%.

Destination of Exports
In the first half of 2020, 25% of the value exported from Central America was destined for Taiwan, 22% for the United Kingdom, 9% for Germany, 9% for the United States, 8% for the Netherlands and 7% for Mexico.

Price of Exports
Between January 2012 and June 2020, the average price per kilo of frozen shrimp and prawn exports by the countries of the region ranged from $9.17 to $4.74.

Note: For this report, prepared by CentralAmericaData, data from SIECA was used.

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