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Seafood Preparation in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Seafood Preparation in the US

In the mature stage of its life cycle, the industry has grown at a modest pace, with the influx of cheap imports in particular eating away at profits. Dwindling supplies of fish is a major concern, especially with the recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Moving forward, the ability of processors to capture new sales in the health segment is likely to have a significant influence on industry growth.

This industry is involved in canning, smoking, salting, drying, freezing and packing fish and shellfish. Operators also eviscerate fish (remove parts from fish), shuck shellfish (remove their shells) and process fish and shellfish fats and oils. This industry also includes floating factory ships, also known as fish processing vessels, that are engaged in shipboard seafood processing. The term seafood processing is used to describe these activities as a whole.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita seafood consumption
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Thai Union Group (industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
    • Table Trident Seafoods (industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Dongwon Enterprise Co. Ltd. (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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