Frozen Shrimp Exports up 53%

In the first half of the year, Central American countries exported frozen shrimp and prawns for $207 million, 53% more than during the same period in 2017.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Shrimp and Frozen Langoustine Exports in Central America Al June 30th, 2019  

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Variation in Regional Exports
Between the first half of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the exported volume of frozen shrimp and prawns registered a 67% increase, rising from 20,148 tons to 33,588 tons.

For the periods concerned, the value exported also increased, in this case the increase was 53% from $135 million in 2017 to $207 million in 2018.

Exports by country
In the first six months of 2018, the largest exporter of frozen shrimp and prawns in Central America remained Honduras with $88 million, followed by Nicaragua with $67 million, Guatemala with $25 million, Panama with $23 million, Costa Rica with $4 million and El Salvador with $0.1 million.

Destination of exports
From January to June 2018, 24% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 15% to Spain, 14% to Taiwan, 8% to France and 8% to Mexico.

Price of exports
Between January 2012 and June 2018, the average price per kilo of frozen shrimp and prawns exported by countries in the region ranged from $9.17 to $4.74.

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