Frozen Shrimp: Sales Increase by 17%

In the first nine months of last year, Central American countries exported frozen shrimp and prawns for $321 million, 17% more than in the same period in 2017.

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Regional Sales Upward
Between the first nine months of 2017 and the same period of 2018, the exported volume of frozen shrimp and prawns registered a 25% increase, rising from 41 thousand tons to 51 thousand tons.

For the periods concerned, the value exported also increased, in this case the increase was 17% from $275 million in 2017 to $321 million in 2018.

Exports by country
From January to September 2018, the main exporter of frozen shrimp and prawns in Central America was Honduras with $167 million, followed by Nicaragua with $72 million, Panama with $40 million, Guatemala with $34 million, Costa Rica with $8 million and El Salvador with $0.2 million.

Destination of exports
In the first three quarters of 2018, 24% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 17% Taiwan, 13% Spain, 9% United Kingdom and 7% Mexico.

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

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Nicaragua: Sales Figures for Frozen Shrimp

August 2018

In the first quarter of the year, companies in the country exported $32 million worth of frozen shrimp and langoustine, registering a 64% increase with respect to exports in the same period in 2017.

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Frozen Shrimp: Numbers Up to March 2018

July 2018

In the first quarter of the year, Central American countries exported $90 million worth of frozen shrimp and langoustine, which is 76% more than in the same period in 2017, mainly due to sales to the US and Taiwan.

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