India Supplies Nearly Third of US Shrimp Imports in 2017

India by far continued to be the leading exporter of shrimp to the United States in 2017, according to tallies posted by the US Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on February 6. Total shipments from 51 countries amounted to 664,119 metric tons, up almost 10% from 603,542 in 2016.

NOAA listed metric tonnage clearing customs, overwhelmingly in frozen form, from suppliers in the Top 20 exporting nations as follows:

  1. indian shrimpIndia, 213,963
  2. Indonesia, 118,033
  3. Thailand, 74,552
  4. Ecuador, 71,787
  5. Vietnam, 55,823
  6. China, 46,009
  7. Mexico, 28,539
  8. Argentina, 12,534
  9. Peru, 9,950
  10. Guyana, 9,289
  11. Honduras, 5,649
  12. Guatemala, 2,818
  13. Panama, 2,623
  14. Philippines, 2,560
  15. Venezuela, 2,076
  16. Nicaragua, 1,837
  17. Canada, 1,802
  18. Bangladesh, 1,294
  19. United Arab Emirates, 383
  20. Suriname, 379