The Era of High Shrimp Production in Asia may become a History

The Era of High Shrimp Production in Asia may become a History

19 June 2017

Shrimp cultivation and exportation is one of the staple economic incomes for most of Asian countries such as Thailand, China, Indonesia and etc.

Overall, poor weather and high incidence of disease in many areas in China appear to show that farmed shrimp production will be lower in the first half of this year than last year. It is predicted that China will become the largest global shrimp importer this year.1

On the other hand, Thai shrimp production has decreased about 6% y-o-y in volume during Q1 2017. Shrimp production in Thailand was expected to increase 10-15% year-on-year in 2017, but heavy rains have impacted the output in the first quarter of 2017, and are going to cap growth in Q2”, said Thai Union’s shrimp unit managing director, Preerasak Boonmechote 2

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  1. AquaApp (2017) Era of High Shrimp Output in China is ‘Gone Forever’, June 7, Accessed on 16th June 2017
  2. Matilde Mereghetti (2017) Rain, disease limit Thai Union’s shrimp production growth, June 6, Accessed on 19th June 2017