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Indonesian Shrimp Dominates US Market

TEMPO.COJakarta - The Maritime and Fishery Ministry’s Directorate General for Product Strengthening and Competitiveness said that shrimps from Indonesia are now the number one in the US market. Director General Nilanto Perbowo said Indonesian shrimps have beaten products from other countries.

“In the last three years, the US shrimp export market had been dominated by India. But in 2016 Indonesia managed to become number one,” Nilanto said in Jakarta Monday, November 28.

He said that shrimp is one of Indonesia’s main marine and fishery export commodities. In addition to the US market, other potential export destinations include European Union countries and the People’s Republic of China.

According to data from the DG, Indonesia’s shrimp exports increased in 2015 and 2016. The export volume increased by 6.84 percent, while the commodity value increased by 3.75 percent.

In the same period, shrimp export to the US rose by 13.4 percent, higher than to other destinations like China (up by 6.4 percent), the EU (4 percent), Japan (2.4 percent), and ASEAN countries (0.2 percent).

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