Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42446 | Nov 2015

Big fish: Higher consumer spending and improved health perceptions will propel industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Fish & Seafood Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The industry will begin a modest revival as it aims to shake off the losses sustained from the BP oil spill and move toward recovery. Seafood demand will be heightened as consumers become more health conscious and thus consume more fish. Moreover, the improved economic conditions will cause disposable income levels to improve, fueling industry revenue. However, fish and seafood wholesalers will face rising competition from other industries and contend with the growing practice of wholesale bypass... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Given the perishable nature of fish and seafood products, the related processing and wholesaling industries are most heavily concentrated in two regions: the Southeast and West. Both are coastal regions with easy access to vast marine resources. In the Southeast, Florida and Louisiana comprise the majority of catch volumes. In the West, fishing and related industries are dominated by catch volumes from Alaska and California. The Southeast and West regions together account for 51.1% of total industry establishments. Accordingly, these two regions also claim about 70.0% of all US fish and seafood processing locations. The Mid-Atlantic and New England regions also account for significant shares of industry establishments... purchase to read more


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What is the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Industry?

Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale fish and seafood; canned or packaged frozen products are excluded from the industry. This industry does not include manufacturers' sales branches and offices (MSBOs) where the wholesaling and preparation of seafood products occur as one undifferentiated operation; revenue from such MSBO's are included under the scope of the Seafood Preparation industry (IBISWorld 31171).

Industry Products
Fresh fish and seafoodFrozen fish and seafoodCured fishOther fish and seafood
Industry Activities
Wholesaling fish (except canned or packaged frozen)Wholesaling cured fishWholesaling fresh fishWholesaling fresh seafoodWholesaling unpackaged frozen fishWholesaling unpackaged frozen seafood

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