Shrimps: Export Begins 2019 with Good Numbers

In the first two months of the year, shrimp sales from Honduras abroad totaled $35 million, surpassing the $29 million recorded in the same period in 2018.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Figures from Honduran businessmen detail that between the first two months of 2018 and the same period of 2019, the volume exported increased from 9 million pounds to 11 million pounds.

Victor Wilson, president of the National Association of Honduran Aqua culturists, told that "... the export goal of 58.5 million pounds by 2019 is maintained. In 2018, exports totaled $216.5 million."

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According to the producers "... The extensive drought announced by the Honduran authorities is expected not to affect shrimp farming. Better sales are also expected as a result of the reopening of the Mexican market to fresh shrimp."

CentralAmericaData reports state that from January to September 2018 the main exporter of frozen shrimp and prawns in Central America remained 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.

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