Crab meat prices drop in Japan as Russian imports flood market
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Published Dec 3, 2023
The cost of crab meat in Japan has decreased significantly due to an increase in Russian imports, as other markets have implemented sanctions. Imports make up a large portion of crab meat consumed in Japan. The price of Russian-caught snow crabs has dropped about 33% from the previous year's average.
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TOKYO -- The cost of crab meat has dropped dramatically in Japan, where it is considered to be a winter delicacy, due to a surge in Russian imports that have been shut out from other markets due to sanctions. Imports account for the majority of the crab meat consumed in Japan. Russian-caught snow ...