Shrimp Market Intelligence

Report Coverage

  • Spend Pool Dashboard
  • Global Seafood Market Overview
  • Procurement Strategy – Best Practices
  • Sample RFP/RFI Questionnaire

Production Size

Global Production

4.7 MMT


2.11 MMT


0.51 MMT


0.47 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Shrimp Executive Summary
  2. Spend Pool Dashboard
  3. Global Seafood Market
  4. Market Dynamics of Top Seafoods
  5. Sourcing Strategies for the Food Industry
  6. COVID-19 Impact


  1. Shrimp Market Analysis
  2. Global Seafood Market –Overview
  3. Regional Analysis
  4. Market Drivers and Constraints


  1. Shrimp Market Analysis
  2. Global Supply–Demand Analysis
  3. Global Trade Dynamics
  4. Price Analysis
  5. Cost Structure Analysis 


  1. Shrimp Industry Analysis 
  2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  3. Trends in the Global Seafood Industry


  1. Shrimp Procurement Insights
  2. Procurement Strategy – Best Practices


  1. Shrimp Purchasing Process 
  2. Sample RFP/RFI Questionnaire

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Global Market Overview on Shrimp

The global seafood industry is highly fragmented, with a supply of approx. 170.9 MMT of fishes annually (both wild caught and aquaculture, 2018) and is estimated to reach 180 MMT in 2020.

Fish capture over the decade has taken a more inland approach, with the major capture type being aquaculture and tuna, shrimp, salmon are the most captured and traded species

  • Aquaculture currently holds 48 percent of the market share, and it is expected to increase its share in the total capture beyond 50 percent by the end of 2021


 Market Drivers and Constraints


Increasing demand for processed/ready-to-cook seafood:

  • The seafood industry is gaining momentum, due to convenience and time-saving factors
  • Increasing disposable income and per capita consumption are also seen favorable for the growth of the industry


  • Aquaculture is gaining dominance over traditional agricultural practices, wild fish harvesting, etc., due to its volume production


Shorter shelf life and disease outbreaks:

  • Disease outbreaks can occur both during raising and processing seafood. EMS or Early Mortality Syndrome had caused a substantial decrease in the shrimp production of the leading countries, like China, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.

Government regulations:

  • Every country has its own control mechanism to prevent overfishing and the exhaustion of its resources. Countries, like Thailand, China, have fishing quotas and licenses in place, with respect to their fisheries and seafood industry

Supply–Demand Analysis

  • Global shrimp production is expected to reach 6 MMT, with an average growth rate of 4 percent, with the nearly complete eradication of EMS in China.
  • Currently, more than 65 percent of the shrimp supply is through aquaculture, than wild capture, with China occupying majority of share in harvesting both types of supply
  • COVID could impact supplies of shrimp in China, however, the market could suffer from low demand. Demand for shelf stable canned shrimp could increase in H2 2020 

ShrimpMarket Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What factors are contributing to the global shrimp market revenue?
  2. Increasing consumption of processed/ready-to-cook (RTC) seafood and rising disposable income are major driving forces for the global shrimp market. In addition, market players are increasingly adopting aquaculture technology to gain a competitive edge.
  1. In which regions do shrimp market players find the most profitable opportunities?
  2. China, accounting for nearly half of the global shrimp production, will continue to attract stakeholders over the forecast period. The majority of the supply comes from aquaculture and wild capture. Despite the reduced shrimp demand in 2020 due to the COVID-19, China’s shrimp market is poised to make a gradual rebound.
  1. How does the global shrimp market look?
  2. As per Beroe’s category intelligence study, the global shrimp production is expected to surpass 6 MMT, at a 4% CAGR.
  1. Which regions are the major shrimp exporters?
  2. China (32%) is the leading shrimp exporter, followed by Thailand (26%) and Malaysia (8%).
  1. What major trends are influencing the global shrimp market?
  2. Surging demand for frozen and premium seafood and rapid shift from conventional agricultural methods to tech-driven aquaculture practices are the key trends impacting the global shrimp market growth.
  1. Which countries are the major importers of shrimp?
  2. South Korea makes up for a quarter of the global shrimp import, with Singapore and Hong Kong share the same divide, followed by Thailand.
  1. What is the impact of government norms on the global shrimp market?
  2. Governments worldwide have imposed their own control mechanism to avoid overfishing and exhaustion of resources. For example, countries including China and Thailand have enabled fishing licenses and quotas for their fisheries and seafood industries.
  1. What challenges do the global shrimp producers face?
  2. Seafood raising and processing are subject to disease outbreaks. For instance, early mortality syndrome (EMS) has led to a significant decline in shrimp production in China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

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