Improved Export Figures for Aquaculture and Fisheries

The incorporation of products with high added value such as shrimp covered with coconut, breaded shrimp and scampi, contributed to the fishing and aquaculture sector of Guatemala closing 2017 with exports worth over $200 million.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

For 2018, growth of 7% is expected with respect to 2017 in the export of products from the Aquaculture and Fisheries sector, and work is planned on opening up new markets such as China, Canada, South Korea and Russia.

See also: "Export figures for frozen shrimp in Central America"

From a report by Agexport:

Guatemala, December 27, 2017. The fishing and aquaculture sector of Guatemala has implemented state-of-the-art technologies, such as shrimp farming that has allowed it to achieve productivities of up to 60,000 pounds of shrimp per hectare in fattening periods of 90 days, a figure which is higher than amounts achieved in other countries, where the average is 8,000 pounds / hectare / 90 days. With this dynamism, shrimp from Guatemala have reached the table of the most demanding consumers in terms of quality, such as those of the European Union, the United States, Mexico and Asia. This good performance generated a growth in exports of the sector of 14.6% compared to 2016, with expectations of a closure of sales abroad exceeding US $200 million.

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