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New Zealand Shellfish Industry Outlook 2022 - 2026

See how New Zealand Shellfish performed compared to key markets such as the United States, Japan and South Korea.

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New Zealand's import and export of shellfish is set to reach new heights by 2026. In 2021, its imports reached $23.2 million and are projected to increase by 3.5% annually for the next five years, reaching just under $30 million by 2026. This marks a 14.7% growth since 2000. New Zealand ranked 25th in 2021, with Finland surpassing them to take the top spot. Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom were numbers 2, 3 and 4 in the ranking. Meanwhile, New Zealand's shellfish exports are expected to reach $14.3 million by 2026, down from $20.1 million in 2021. This marks a 5.9% average decrease year-on-year. Since 2000, New Zealand's supply has dropped by 1.6% annually. In 2021, the country ranked 27th, with Mexico taking the lead. Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia respectively came in at numbers 2, 3 and 4 in the ranking.

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