Japan, Taiwan, and Korea are the potential markets for Asian shrimp

Published Jul 13, 2021

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Niche markets in Asia are said to be difficult to “penetrate” because they are highly specialized and cater to a specific market segment with specific needs. However, once you get into these markets, there will be a lot of opportunities for your shrimp product. In this article, we will explore 3 niche markets in Asia with growing potential for imported shrimp: Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.

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Source: Japan: stick with shrimp as tradition As the third largest seafood consumption market in the world, Japan has a tradition of sticking with seafood. Raw, chilled and fresh packaged fish and seafood are still the most popular items in Japan, preferred over frozen or dried varieties. Remember that Japan also produces its own seafood and more than 90% of it is consumed domestically. The consumption of seafood - including shrimp - has long been associated with Japanese culture. As an island nation with a mountainous landscape and limited agricultural space, the Japanese looked to the sea as a major source of protein. Therefore, the demand for seafood today stems from its long-standing seafood culture. Another influential factor is Japan's aging population. Elderly people are used to eating shrimp products. They also value food quality and safety over price. And - interestingly - this strong tradition of seafood consumption is passed on to the following ...
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