Frozen Shrimp: Regional Sales Fall 9%

During 2018, companies from Central American countries exported frozen shrimp and prawns for $424 million, 9% less than what was sold in 2017.

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Regional Sales Upward
Between 2017 and 2018, the exported volume of frozen shrimp and prawns registered a 6% drop, decreasing from 70 thousand tons to 66 thousand tons.

For the years concerned, the value exported also decreased, in this case the decline was 9% from $465 million in 2017 to $424 million in 2018.

Exports by Country
Last year, the main exporter of frozen shrimp and prawns in Central America continued to be Honduras, with $234 million, followed by Nicaragua, with $84 million, Panama, with $50 million, Guatemala, with $45 million, Costa Rica, with $12 million and El Salvador with $0.3 million.

Destination of Exports
In 2018, 24% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 18% Taiwan, 12% Spain, 12% United Kingdom and 6% Mexico.

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

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

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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.

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