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
- 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.
- 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.
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