Sector trend analysis - crustacean trends in Japan: A74-3/81-2017E-PDF

“In 2016, Japan was the second-largest importer of crustaceans in the world with US$3 billion in import sales. Vietnam, Thailand, and Russia accounted for 53% of imports, while Canada accounted for 7% and was the seventh-largest supplier with US$212.7 million in imports. Japan’s top imports were shrimp and prawns worth US$2.1 billion, followed by crab (worth US$738.2 million), and lobster (worth US$90.4 million). Frozen and processed crustaceans lead in subcategory imports. Japan is a net importer of crustacean products with exports worth US$24.2 million in 2016, an 8% decline from 2015. The leading export products were crab and other crustaceans which accounted for 84% of exports. Despite being one of the largest importers of crustaceans, Japan’s domestic sales have been on a decline with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -7% in retail volume sales. In 2016, the retail volume sales amounted to 514.6 thousand tons which made up 12% of Japan’s fish and seafood sales"--Executive summary, p. [1].

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Title Sector trend analysis - crustacean trends in Japan
Series Title Market Access Secretariat, global analysis report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Analyse sectorielle - tendances du marché des crustacés, Japon. Caption title. "April 2017." "Prepared by: Ranna Bernard, market analyst"--p. 10.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 10 p.
Catalogue Number
  • A74-3/81-2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Crustaceans, International markets, Market analysis