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Ireland Lobster Industry Outlook 2021

See how Ireland Lobster performed compared to key markets such as the United States, China and South Korea.

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Irish imports of lobster decreased by 35% in 2021, with 1,820 kilograms compared to 2,800 kilograms the year before. Since 1997, the Irish demand has fallen by a total of 4.1% per year. In the 2021 ranking, Ireland came in at 52nd place, while Barbados topped the list with 1,820 kilograms. China, South Korea, and Italy followed at second, third, and fourth, respectively. Exports of Irish lobster are projected to reach 306,110 kilograms by 2026, down 0.9% year-on-year since 2021. This represents a cumulative decrease of 9.2% since 1997. In 2021, Ireland was listed as 11th, with Myanmar in the lead at 323,230 kilograms. The United States, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines followed at second, third, and fourth, respectively.

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Ireland Lobster Market Data and Forecasts