Frozen Shrimp Trade

Between January and September of 2017, Central American countries exported $275 million worth of frozen shrimp and langoustine, 22% more than in the same period in 2016.

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Variation of regional exports  
Between January and September of 2016 and 2017, the export volume of frozen shrimp and langoustine recorded an increase of 21%, rising from 33 thousand tons in 2016 to 41 thousand tons last year.

The export value increased by 23%, rising from $224 million in 2015 to $275 million in 2017.

Exports by country 
In the first nine months of 2017, the main exporter of frozen shrimp and langoustines in Central America continued to be Honduras, with $185 million, followed by Panama, with $45 million, Nicaragua, with $30 million, Costa Rica with $9 million, Guatemala, with $6 million and El Salvador with $0.3 million.

Destination of exports 
From January to September 2017, 25% of the value exported from Central America went to the US, 15% to Taiwan, 14% to Mexico, 14% to the United Kingdom and 8% to Spain.

Price of exports
Between January 2012 and September 2017, the average price per kilo of frozen shrimp and langoustine by countries in the region ranged from $9.17 to $4.74.

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