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The Fruit of the Sea

Posted By briana On May 18, 2011 @ 8:24 am In Economy,Export | 1 Comment

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Shrimp Photo [3] The 1994 classic “Forrest Gump” taught you all the different ways to cook shrimp. USA Trade Online [4], on the other hand can provide detailed U.S. shrimp trade statistics. For example, did you know that from 2005 through 2009, Louisiana had consistently ranked in the top 5 states exporting frozen shrimp by dollar value, averaging $5.5 million each year?

Or that over that same period, Florida moved from #3 to #1 in value of frozen shrimp exports with a 95% growth rate and an annual average of $9.6 million each year?

You can also use USA Trade Online to demonstrate the impact of current events on the trade of a geographic region. In the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill, exports of frozen shrimp from the gulf sharply decreased. Louisiana frozen shrimp exports dropped 75% from April to June 2010, while Florida exports dropped 16%.

Download Data Shrimp Exports [5]

Despite those losses, both markets have rebounded and shrimp exports are back to pre-oil spill levels. You can continue to track the recovery progress at USA Trade Online [4].

Dramatic decline of LA frozen shrimp exports from 2009 to 2010 [6]
In the meantime …“there’s shrimp Creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried…” and many more delicious choices for the proclaimed “Fruit of the Sea”!

This blog was re-posted from the Census Bureau’s Global Reach blog [7].

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