The United States (US) shrimp market reached a volume of more than 747 Kilo Tons in 2018. The country represents the second largest consumer of shrimps after China. In the US, shrimps also represent one of the most consumed seafood accounting for around 25%-30% of the entire seafood market in the country. The majority of the shrimp supply in the US is imported from South Asian and Latin American countries to meet its rapidly growing demand.
The consumption of shrimps in the US has been increasing in recent years driven by its numerous health benefits. Shrimps are rich in astaxanthin, a component of algae that helps in preventing various chronic health diseases. Astaxanthin is also good for brain and heart health. It prevents damage to brain cells and increases the levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. Shrimps are also low in carbohydrates and calories, rich in protein and packed with nutrients which makes it perfect for health and diet conscious consumers. A particular trend in the US market is an increasing consumer demand for value added and convenient shrimp products, this includes lightly preserved products, products that require no or minimal cooking time such as “ready-to eat”, “ready-to-cook” or “ready-to-serve” shrimps, hygienically prepared and attractively packed products, etc. Looking forward, the market volume is expected to reach 862 Kilo Tons by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 2.3% during 2019-2024.
This report provides a deep insight into the United States shrimp market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the United States shrimp industry in any manner.
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