Monday, August 27, 2007

Indonesian Shrimp Export Decrease by 20%

Shrimp export of Indonesia decreased 20% since 2006. Japan altered their import source to Thailand and Vietnam. Johan Suryadharma (Head of Cold STorage Association East Java) said that there were already 30 containers of shrimp from Indonesia that was denied. This was because the strict rules on antibiotis. Until the year end it will be hard to reach the export target of 400 thousang tons.

Although shrimp export to Japan decrease, still European and USA market is open. At 2006 export to US was 60 thousand tons while to EU around 40 thousand tons.

Source: Suara Surabaya

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