India world’s largest shrimp exporter in 2016
India was the largest exporter of farmed shrimp in 2016, according to a report from the Globefish division of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
According to the FAO, the top five shrimp exporters to the international market in 2016 were India with 438,500 metric tons, up 14.5% year-on-year; Vietnam, with 425,000t, up 18–20%; Ecuador, 372,600t, up 7.8%; Indonesia, 220,000t, 21%; and Thailand, 209,400t, up 22%. Exports from China also increased by 7% to total 205,300t. India’s top export markets included the US, Vietnam, the EU and Japan.
For the second leading exporter, Vietnam, all volumes to its main markets of China, the US, the EU, the Republic of Korea and Australia demonstrated growth when comparing 2016 over 2015.