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The shrimp market - France

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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Shrimp is a food appreciated by the French and more and more consumed by them. Indeed, the French market has evolved by 21% between 2015 and 2020. The production is separated between fishing and aquaculture. However, the national production is far from sufficient to meet the needs of the country. France is therefore mainly dependent on imports from American and Asian countries.

Overall, the world market has been expanding for more than a decade. Indeed, global shrimp production has increased by 47% between 2009 and 2018.

However, minds are gradually changing, as health scandals and dwindling fish resources are causing a change in production patterns in Asia and the rest of the world. Shrimp is gradually becoming a gourmet food, although simple to prepare, raised in aquaculture farms that are increasingly respectful of the environment and traceability.

1.2 The global shrimp market is expanding rapidly

Global shrimp production is growing rapidly. Between **** and ****, the total production of shrimp (***) increased by **% to reach *,*** thousand tons in ****.[***] It can be seen in the following graph that aquaculture production is more important than the volume of shrimp caught. In ****, the proportion of aquaculture production represents **% of the total production. ...

1.3 A growing French market

The French shrimp market has been growing steadily since ****. In * years, the market size has evolved by **%, from €*** million to €*** million. Between **** and ****, the market has evolved by *.*%. In the following graph, the market size is estimated by multiplying the quantity of shrimp purchased by the French by category (***) by the ...

1.4 Trade dominated by a few species

In ****, frozen Panaeus are by far the most exported and imported shrimp in France. They are imported, in priority, from Ecuador, Madagascar and India. [***]

In the case of shrimp of the genus Pandalidae and Crangon, they are imported, in almost equal parts, from India and Argentina. These are shrimp that need ...


2.1 Profile of shrimp consumers

In France, shrimps and prawns are very often bought cooked, for a total purchase value of *** million euros in ****, almost ** times more than for raw shrimp sales (***). The graph below represents the evolution of the consumption of shrimp and prawns, cooked and raw. It can be seen that sales of cooked ...

2.2 A strong demand for "shrimp bouquet

There is a particularly large demand for "shrimp bouquet" in France, estimated at *** tons per year, while only *** tons are marketed each year. [***]

They are fished in France, via traps, on the rocky coasts from Calvados to Charente Maritime, especially in summer and autumn. The average price is relatively high, at ...

2.3 Demand trends: the dynamism of the self-service seafood department in supermarkets

Sales of shrimp in the LS seafood department France, **** - ****, in millions of euros Source: ****

Sales of shrimp in the LS seafood department have grown strongly in recent years, reaching €*** million at the end of ****. Delpierre is the number one shrimp company in France, where it has a **% market share of ...


3.1 Market organization and dynamics

Shrimp fishing and farming

Overall, the shrimp fishing and farming market is very fragmented. Farming is mainly carried out in China and Thailand, in small family farms, located on the coast or in mangrove areas. The tides ensure the feeding of the shrimps. [***]

However, these farms face many difficulties (***). Thai producers ...

3.2 French production down

The French production is mainly concentrated around the common shrimp (***), fished mainly in New Caledonia and Guyana. [***]

The other shrimps (***) represent a negligible quantity compared to the French consumption.

Evolution of French shrimp production France, ****, **** and ****, tons Source: ****

The species most sold in France (***). [***]

3.3 Shrimp that go through cookers and wholesalers

Shrimp in France are exploited by cookers (***). [***]

Various retailers (***).

Source: ****

On the whole, most of the distribution to consumers is done through supermarkets (***).

Breakdown of the distribution of chilled cooked shrimp and in value France, ****, % Source: ****


4.1 Shrimp sold in many forms

The majority of shrimp sold in France today belong to the species Penaeus Vannamei (***). [***]

Shares of species sold, all departments combined France, ****, % Source: ****

Shrimp sold in LS (***).

Similarly, cooked shrimp are sold in supermarkets (***), with raw shrimp representing only **% of the products offered.

The private labels (***) have been able to impose ...

4.2 Prices that vary from one to three times

Prices vary greatly for consumers depending on how the shrimp is processed and the distribution channel. They can vary from simple to triple. Thus, a kilogram of cooked refrigerated shrimp costs €**/kg in supermarkets, while a kilogram of frozen shrimp costs €**.*/kg on average in freezer centers. [***]

Distribution of shrimp prices ...


5.1 Regulatory issues related to shrimp size

Numerous regulations have been put in place over the last few years to ensure the preservation of fish resources, particularly at the European level. Investigations carried out by the DGCCRF have noted breaches in the following areas

Labeling: substitutions are found in the names of fish (***), which can mislead the consumer. ...


6.1 Segmentation: a concentrated sector

The cooking market estimated at nearly ***M € in France is made up of only a few companies. These intermediaries are at the heart of the shrimp business, as **,*** tons of shrimp pass through them

FranceAgriMer reports that only * of them produce **% of processed shrimp, two others produce **% and *-* others, the ...

  • Aker Biomarine
  • Crusta’C
  • Pescanova
  • Delpierre
  • Capitaine Houat
  • Senecrus
  • Scafish / E.Leclerc
  • Unima
  • Crustafrais
  • Miti
  • Galix Sea Food
  • Tradimer
  • Krustanord groupe Pescanova

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