Fish and Seafood

U.S. Fish and Seafood Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$5.27 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
1 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$5.06 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.4% (2012-2021)

Top 10 Markets for Fish and Seafood in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Canada $1.33 Billion
European Union $957.98 Million
China $865.58 Million
Japan $682.69 Million
South Korea $418.9 Million
Hong Kong $179.94 Million
Ukraine $95.94 Million
Thailand $86.24 Million
Mexico $86.07 Million
Vietnam $73.78 Million
Top 10 Fish and Seafood Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Fish and Seafood Exports 2012 - 2021

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South Korea: Korea Seafood Market Update 2022

Korean seafood imports totaled $5.74 billion in 2021, up 9 percent from 2020, with imports from the United States increasing slightly to $217 million. The United States remains the fifth largest seafood exporter to Korea with a 3.8 percent market share.
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China: US Lobster Leads Summer Cooking Trend

In the summer of 2022, ATO Beijing Director Lashonda McLeod Harper, together with Chef Andrea Susto and Chef Rain Xing from Michelin star restaurant, Opera Bombana, created cooking videos that combined Chinese and Western cuisine featuring U.S. food and wine. The demonstration videos were launched during China’s Dragon Boat Festival and were an instant social media hit, receiving well over 1.1 million views.
On August 3, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued notification F. No. 1829/Health Certificate/FSSAI/Imports (2021). The FSSAI notification, effective November 1, 2022, requires...

News and Features

On February 4, 2022, the United States and European Union concluded negotiations to allow for resumption of bilateral trade in bivalve molluscan shellfish.
Contact: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 24, 2020 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of...
Contact: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several...

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