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Aquaculture Market in China 2016-2020

About Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the rearing and cultivation of aquatic animals and plants for food under controlled conditions. Aquaculture involves the farming of over 540 species of finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other invertebrates; around 30 species of freshwater macrophytes; some species of amphibians and aquatic reptiles; and over 50 species of microalgae and invertebrates as fish-food in hatcheries.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the aquaculture market in China to grow at a CAGR of 3.29% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the aquaculture market in China for 2016-2020. To calculate the market's size, the report has taken into consideration the revenue generated from the total sales of different types of aquaculture products to restaurant owners, as well as retailers and wholesalers.

The market is divided into the following segments based on application:

  • Freshwater fish
  • Mollusks
  • Crustaceans
  • Marine fish
Technavio's report, Aquaculture Market in China 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Shandong Homey
  • Shandong Oriental
  • Zhanjiang Guolian
  • Zoneco
Other prominent vendors
  • Baiyang
  • Dahu Aquaculture
  • Hubei Wuchangyu
  • Liancheng Overseas Fishery
  • Ningde Xiawei
  • Xunshan
Market driver
  • Rising awareness of high nutritional content in seafood
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Imbalance between quantity and quality of seeds for aquafarming
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growth of organic aquaculture
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Aquaculture Market in China 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the aquaculture market in China: Shandong Homey, Shandong Oriental, Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products, and Zoneco.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Baiyang Aquatic, Dahu Aquaculture, Hubei Wuchangyu, Liancheng Overseas Fishery, Ningde Xiawei Food, and Xunshan.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growth of organic aquaculture will be a key trend for market growth. Rising environmental concerns, preference for organic foods, and food safety issues have led to increased emphasis on organic aquaculture. Organic aquaculture is concentrated mainly in the Zhejiang, Hainan, Mongolia, Jiangsu, Xinjiang, Liaoning, Hunan, Anhui, Fujian, and Shandong provinces. Nearly 200 operations spread across an area of roughly 400,000 hectares have received organic aquaculture certification in the country. Polyculture receives the main focus in organic aquaculture farms. The main challenges with this form of aquaculture are the use of organic sources to prepare nutritious diets and there is absence of an internationally recognized standard for certification.”

According to the report, favorable geographic conditions will be a key driver for market growth. The very location of China has provided it with an easy access to natural reserves and resources. The aquaculture market in China is diversified as it stretches over many different climate zones, giving rise to a wide variety of natural environments within the country. Aquaculture areas include the sea, tidal flats, harbors, pools, lakes, reservoirs, and brooks. Almost half of the marine cultivable area is used for seawater culture and land-based culture. Guangdong, Liaoning, and Shandong have the largest cultivable marine areas, and Shandong, Fujian, Guangdong, and Liaoning have the largest seawater aquaculture production. Guangdong, Hubei, and Jiangsu have the highest freshwater aquaculture production. The availability of diversified environments has allowed the production of a wide range of species, thereby increasing the opportunities for aquaculture in these regions.

Further, the report states that slow growth rate of aquaculture will be a key challenge for the market. The aquaculture market is growing at a slow pace, i.e., around 3%. At this rate, the market will not be able to meet the growing demand for aquaculture products. The major reasons for the slowing growth are rapid urbanization. In 2015, 56% of the total Chinese population lived in urban areas, an increase from 26% in 1990. The investment in facility expansion has also decreased. In addition, the availability of cheap labor has decreased, and there is increased pressure on land. A decade ago, land used for aquaculture grew by 7.5% year-over-year (YoY), but in early 2015, only 7.65 million hectares of land in China was being used for aquaculture, up by 4% from the previous year. There is a need for enhancement in technology, quality control, higher efficiency, balanced feed sources, and traceability in order to speed up the market's growth.

Companies Mentioned

Shandong Homey, Shandong Oriental, Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products, Zoneco, Baiyang Aquatic, Dahu Aquaculture, Hubei Wuchangyu, Liancheng Overseas Fishery, Ningde Xiawei Food, Xunshan.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Aquaculture market in China: Ecosystem
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table P10roduct offerings of key vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Aquaculture market in China 2015: Overview
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis of aquaculture market in China
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Aquaculture market in APAC: Overview
      • Table Aquaculture market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Aquaculture market in China
      • Table Aquaculture market in China by product type
      • Table Aquaculture market in China 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Aquaculture market in China 2015-2020 (million tons)
      • Table Share of Chinese provinces in aquaculture production by volume 2015
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • PESTLE analysis
      • Table PESTLE analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Aquaculture market in China by product type 2015 and 2020
    • Freshwater fish market in China
      • Table Drivers and challenges of freshwater fish market in China 2015-2020
      • Table Freshwater fish market in China 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Mollusks market in China
      • Table Driver of mollusks market in China 2015-2020
      • Table Mollusks market in China 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Crustaceans market in China
      • Table Drivers and challenges of crustaceans market in China 2015-2020
      • Table Crustaceans market in China 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Marine fish market in China
      • Table Drivers and challenges of marine fish market in China 2015-2020
      • Table Marine fish market in China 2015-2020 (million tons)
    • Others market in China
      • Table Drivers and challenges of others market in China 2015-2020
      • Table Others market in China 2015-2020 (thousand tons)
      • Table Aquaculture market in China by product type 2015-2020 (million tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Rising awareness of high nutritional content in seafood
      • Table Import of aquaculture into China 2015
      • Table Export of aquaculture from China 2015
      • Table Omega-3 fatty acids content in aquatic and animal products
    • Polyculture farm practices
    • Blue economy vision to improve aquaculture infrastructure
    • Favorable geographic conditions
      • Table Geographical metrics of China
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Imbalance between quantity and quality of seeds for aquafarming
    • Disease prevalence
      • Table Prevalent diseases and their potential impact
    • Slow growth rate of aquaculture
    • Unfavorable weather conditions affecting oceans and rivers
      • Table Impact of climate change
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growth of organic aquaculture
    • Improved strains in aquaculture
    • Introduction of new aquaculture species
    • Advances in aquaculture engineering
  • Competitor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive analysis of competitors operating in aquaculture market in China 2015-2020
  • Key competitor analysis
    • Shandong Homey
      • Table Shandong Homey: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Shandong Homey: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Shandong Homey: Product portfolio
      • Table Shandong Homey: Recent highlights
    • Shandong Oriental
      • Table Shandong Oriental: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Shandong Oriental: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Shandong Oriental: Product portfolio
      • Table Shandong Oriental's recent highlights
    • Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products
      • Table Zhanjiang Guolian: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Zhanjiang Guolian: Product portfolio
      • Table Zhanjiang Guolian: Recent highlights
    • Zoneco Group
      • Table Zoneco Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Zoneco Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Zoneco Group: Product portfolio
      • Table Zoneco Group: Recent highlights
    • Other prominent competitors
      • Baiyang Aquatic Group
        • Table Baiyang: Product portfolio
    • Dahu Aquaculture
      • Table Product portfolio of Dahu Aquaculture
    • Hubei Wuchangyu
      • Table Hubei Wuchangyu: Product portfolio
    • Liancheng Overseas Fishery
      • Table Liancheng Overseas Fishery: Product portfolio
    • Ningde Xiawei Food
      • Table Ningde Xiawei: Product portfolio
    • Xunshan Group
      • Table Xunshan Group: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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