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Frozen Shrimp Market

Frozen Shrimp Market Analysis, By Species (Frozen Gulf Shrimp, Farmed Whiteleg Shrimp, Banded Coral Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp, Giant Tiger Shrimp, Blue Shrimp), By Source (Organic Frozen Shrimp, Conventional Frozen Shrimp), By Application - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Analysis of Frozen Shrimp market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Frozen Shrimp Market Outlook

The frozen shrimp market enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 8.6% in 2021 to top 2,627,511 MT. Frozen shrimp sales account for 43.7% of the frozen seafood market share, and the market is expected to witness a high CAGR of 8.4% to reach a value of US$ 48.8 Bn by 2031.  

Frozen Shrimp Market Size in 2021 US$ 21.7 Bn
Market Forecast Value for 2031 US$ 48.8 Bn
Global Growth Rate (2021 to 2031) 8.4% CAGR
Market Share of India in South Asia 22.9%

Changing lifestyles (lesser cooking time, expanding snack consumption, etc.) and rising health have resulted in a surge in demand for frozen fish and seafood, such as frozen prawns, squid, and fillets. Frozen shrimp, in particular, is gaining popularity as a result of rapid expansion of shrimp aquaculture, increasing initiatives taken by shrimp manufacturers, and heightened frozen shrimp online presence, besides other factors.

Consumers are shifting towards pre-cooked frozen foods to balance busy working schedules and health requirements, leading to augmented adoption of cooked frozen shrimp due to its easy consumption and nutritious properties, including iodine, protein, vitamin B12, calcium, etc., as such, leading to rising demand for frozen shrimp fish food globally.

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Consumption Analysis of Frozen Shrimp (2016 to 2020) Vs Market Projections (2021 to 2031)

As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, over the past half-decade, global market value for frozen shrimp was boosted owing to increased application of the product in various areas such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Export of frozen shrimp is also experiencing a rise to meet with high demand. Types of shrimp that are increasingly being exported and their frozen shrimp HS code include:

  • Frozen seawater shrimps (030613)
  • Frozen freshwater shrimps (030616)
  • Fresh, salted or smoked seawater shrimps (030623)
  • Fresh, salted or smoked freshwater shrimps (030626).

Country-wise Analysis

Rising Demand for Frozen Shrimp in China Due to its Health Benefits

According to Fact.MR, the frozen shrimp industry in China reached a volume of 499,381 MT in 2021. Because shrimp is a mainstay in Chinese cuisine, the country has long practised aquaculture and today produces a substantial amount of frozen shrimp fish food, helping the market grow in the country.  

Shrimp's strong nutritional profile and accompanying health advantages are a major driving force for its consumption in China. It is high in antioxidants and astaxanthin, which helps the nervous and musculoskeletal systems perform better.

Furthermore, as a result of strong economic growth and increased affluence, Chinese consumers are undergoing a "nutrition transition," and are moving away from a carbohydrate-based diet toward foods with higher protein content, thereby promoting the sales of frozen shrimp.  

Will Rising Indian Frozen Shrimp Exports Benefit Overall Market?

India accounts for a generous quantity frozen shrimp export, frozen prawns export, etc., to a lot of countries such as Japan, UAE, USA, etc. The frozen shrimp export market accounts for a large portion of seafood revenue, with the rest coming from domestic sales. Consumer tastes and habits are evolving in the country, particularly in the area of frozen seafood.

Previously, seafood was mostly consumed in India's coastal regions. However, it is currently gaining popularity across all regions, including the interiors. The frozen fish market in India is slated to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% through 2031.  

Will High Demand for Fast Food Propel the U.S. Market for Frozen Shrimp?

The market in the U.S. is set to rise at a CAGR of 9.8% and close in on a value of US$ 9.6 Bn by 2031. Increased demand for fast foods such as ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-cook (RTC) foods, as well as rising consumer awareness about health, are driving the U.S. frozen shrimp industry.

In February 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began the second phase of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Imported Seafood Pilot programme. The goal of the pilot is to improve the agency's ability to promptly and accurately detect imported seafood products that could be harmful to people's health. As a result, customer confidence in shrimp products is growing, benefiting the U.S. market for frozen shrimp.

Ecuador's Frozen Shrimp Export Strategy Quickly Diversifying  

Ecuador appears to have been able to pivot, diversify, and strengthen its shrimp export sector, according to Ecuador's National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA). The market is expected to hold a share of 38.4% to reach a value of US$ 1.25 Bn by 2031.

Simultaneously, the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), which was founded in 2018 by leading Ecuadorian shrimp companies such as Grupo Almar, Songa, Omarsa, Grupo Lanec, Naturisa, and Promarisco-Grupo Nueva Pescanova, has built a powerful marketing and promotion board touting Ecuador's shrimp as safe and sustainable, therefore, heightening frozen shrimp demand in the country.

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Category-wise Insights

Will the Immunity-Boosting Property of Farmed Whiteleg Shrimp Aid Market Expansion?

Farmed whiteleg frozen shrimp is anticipated to witness a high CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period. There was increase in demand for farmed whiteleg shrimp during COVID-19, owing to the fact that it promotes immunity.

Selenium, an antioxidant found in farmed whiteleg shrimp, aids in the maintenance of a healthy immune system. As a result, there has been a rise in intake as it can be a good aid to fight against COVID-19.

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Will Rising Environmental Concerns Boost Organic Frozen Shrimp Demand?

The organic frozen shrimp market is expected to surge at a high CAGR of 10.1% over the forecast period, even though conventional frozen shrimp is presently holding a higher value of US$ 19.3 Bn.

Consumers are becoming more aware of the methods used in aquaculture and the negative consequences it can have on both, humans and the environment when used inappropriately, which has resulted in increased predisposition towards responsible aquaculture practices. In recent years, this shift towards better farming has had a favourable impact on global demand for organic frozen shrimp.

Competition Landscape

Manufacturers are entering into strategic partnerships with regional distributors and end users to catch up with the growing needs of a huge client base. 

  • GBC, the owner of Morubel NV in Belgium, and Peter Ristic, the owner of Ristic AG in Oberferrieden, Germany, have reached an agreement for GBC to buy all of Ristic's outstanding shares as well as the Costa Rican entities. Morubel and Ristic are anticipated to become leading players in the European frozen shrimp industry, with a distinctive sustainability proposition, as a result of the deal.

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Frozen Shrimp Industry Report Scope

Attribute Details
Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Market Analysis US$ Mn for Value & MT for Volume
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordic
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Species
  • Source
  • Application
  • Sales Channel
  • Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • SeaPak Shrimp Company
  • Seafood Co.
  • Aqua Star Corp.
  • Clearwater Seafood
  • Aqua Chile
  • Toyo Suisan Kaisha
  • High Liner Foods
  • Surapon Foods
  • Nordic Seafood A/S
  • Thai Union Group
  • Others
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Key Segments Covered in Frozen Shrimp Industry Survey

  • By Species

    • Frozen Gulf Shrimp
    • Frozen Farmed Whiteleg Shrimp
    • Frozen Banded Coral Shrimp
    • Frozen Royal Red Shrimp
    • Frozen Giant Tiger Shrimp
    • Frozen Blue Shrimp
    • Frozen Ocean Shrimp
  • By Source

    • Organic Frozen Shrimp
    • Conventional Frozen Shrimp
  • By Application

    • Food
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Cosmetics
    • Industrial
    • Biotechnology
  • By Sales Channel

    • Direct Sales of Frozen Shrimp
    • Indirect Sales of Frozen Shrimp
      • Modern Trade
      • Convenience Stores
      • Specialty Food Stores
      • Wholesale Stores
      • Discount Stores
      • Online Retail Stores
      • Others

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Currently, the global frozen shrimp market is worth more than US$ 21.7 Bn.

Frozen shrimp consumption is expected to increase at a CAGR of around 8.4% over the period of 2021-2031.

In terms of revenue, frozen shrimp increased at a CAGR of around 7% during 2016-2020.

Global frozen shrimp sales are forecasted to surpass US$ 48.8 Bn by the end of 2031.

Aqua Star Corp., Avanti Feeds Ltd., Clearwater Seafoods Inc., High Liner Foods Inc., and Mazzetta Company LLC. are top 5 producers of frozen shrimp.

Market players are focusing on new product launches, strong frozen shrimp distribution channels, mergers, and acquisitions to remain prominent players in the global market.

China, the U.S., Thailand, and India are the main countries driving demand for frozen shrimp.

Europe holds around 15% of the global frozen shrimp revenue share.

The U.S. market for frozen shrimp is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 9.8% over the next ten years.

The report presents detailed cost analysis of frozen shrimp based on species, i.e., gulf shrimp, farmed whiteleg shrimp, banded coral shrimp, royal red shrimp, giant tiger shrimp, blue shrimp, and ocean shrimp.

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