Statistics from the Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau show that imports of aquatic products for 2017 came out to 52,900 shipments, with their total imported value being $810 million, up 9 percent and 19 percent respectively from 2016, Xinmin Evening News reported Monday [15 January 2018]…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2018

Key Point

  • In 2017, Shanghai imported approximately 10,000 MTs of blue crab and 35 MTs of Alaskan king crab. The municipality also imported roughly 5,000 MTs of Dungeness crab, crayfish, lobster, and eel.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In May 2016, Shanghai stated its seafood imports for January to April 2016 increased by 34.7% year-on-year to 34,000 MTs. Equivalent values rose by 36.4%.
  • From 2014 to 2015, mainland China’s imports of all aquaculture/seafood products decreased slightly from approximately 2.8 million MTs to 2.6 million MTs. Qingdao was the largest importer by volume, accounting for 42% (~1.1 million MTs) of mainland China’s imports in 2014 and 2015. Dalian (~34% of mainland of imports) was the second largest importer followed by Xiamen (5% import share).
  • From 2014 to 2015, Shanghai aquaculture imports (all seafood products) increased from 74,845 MTs to 81,571 MTs. In 2015, Shanghai accounted for just 3% of mainland China’s aquaculture imports.

Hong Kong Trends

Similar Posts by ChinaAg

Spread the word. Share this post!