White-legged shrimp, 69% of total imports were from Ecuador..
In September 2021, the amount of frozen white-legged shrimp imported was 1,108 tons, down 9% from 1,216 tons a year earlier.
At the end of September, the cumulative import volume was 11,079 tons, down 9% from 12,206 tons a year earlier.
Over the past six years (2016-2021), the average import volume in September was 1,526 tons, the 1,108 tons imported in September 2021 represent a reduction of 27%
The major exporters of frozen white-legged shrimp are seven countries, including Ecuador, Malaysia, Peru, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and Indonesia.
This year's cumulative imports were 7,591 tons from Ecuador, 1,609 tons from Malaysia, 1,466 tons from Peru, 307 tons from Vietnam, 84 tons from Saudi Arabia, 20 tons from Colombia and 2 tons from Indonesia.
The average import unit price by country was the highest in Vietnam USD 8.13/kg, Malaysia USD 6.80/kg, Peru USD 6.33/kg, and Saudi Arabia USD 5.52/kg the lowest.
In September 2021, frozen white-legged shrimp imports amounted to USD 7.81 million, up 8% from USD 7.22 million a year earlier.
The average import unit price in September is USD 7.05/kg, up 19% from USD 5.94/kg in the same period last year.
Source: Union Forsea Corp
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