Nicaragua: Aquaculture Production in August 2015

Between January and August lobster production grew by 30% compared to the same period in 2014, while production and export of farmed shrimp fell by 32% and 40%, respectively.

Friday, October 23, 2015

In the case of lobster exports in the period concerned there was an increase of 26%, going from $37.3 to $47.1 million, according to data from the Central Bank and the Center for Exports (CETREX). The exporter Ernesto Sequeira told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... 'This year international prices of the product improved by 3.8% going from $31.01 to $32.21 per kilogram. '"

Farmed shrimp did not see such positive results. "... Production and exports fell by 32.7% and 40.3%, respectively. Up until September last year revenues from sales of this product were $74.8 million, while up to September this year they reached $53.3 million. Also the international price fell by 14.6% from US $6.40 to US $5.46 a kilo. "

"... Official data indicates that the international price of fish has improved by 2.3%, and in September 2014 a kilo cost $6.27 and in the same period this year it rose to US $6.42, however, the volume captured increased from 11.4 to 11.02 million kilograms and export revenues went from US $25.2 to US $22.7 million. "

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