Asia, steady recovery in shrimp production projected
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Asia, steady recovery in shrimp production projected

Posted by | December 12, 2014 |

The 2014 Global Aquaculture Alliance survey of production trends in shrimp farming polled 33 respondents from Asia and the Oceania shrimp producers. Asian production fell 21% in 2013 to around 2.7 million tonnes, with the most substantial declines taking place in China and Thailand. Although production in China is expected to recover this year from 1.1 to 1.2 million tonnes, output in Thailand is expected to decline even further to 200,000 million tonnes, with an eventual partial recovery in 2015. Production in Vietnam, Indonesia and India is expected to increase steadily between 2013 and 2016, with Vietnam and India achieving double-digit growth rates. By 2016, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh are expected to reach 590,000; 450,000; 395,000 and 107,000 million tonnes, respectively, in production. Thailand could drop from second to fifth place in the region, producing 328,000 million tonnes in 2016. Output in China is expected to reach 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, 16% below the record quantities achieved in 2011. These forecasts assume that impacts from diseases are reduced to manageable levels.

Michael Boddington from Asian Agribusiness Recruitment Training Development (AARTD) has been involved in agribusiness in Asia since 2000. AARTD has office both in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City and China Beijing. So AARTD has a thorough understanding of the Vietnam and China agribusiness industry and produces up-to-date research reports on the market. We can offer insights on supply and demand trends and comments on the future structure of Asian agribusiness. If you would like to know more please email: