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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42446 | Oct 2014

Catching on: Increased consumer spending and improved health perceptions will propel industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Fish & Seafood Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
19,821
Businesses
1,798
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 consume more fish as a result. 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 Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in this industry is low. In 2014, the top-four companies are expected to account for about one-third of total industry revenue. Based on data from the US Census Bureau's County Business Patterns survey, just over three-fourths of this industry's locations employ less than 10 people, and locations with less than five employees makes up the highest percentage of establishments by far. The prevalence of small businesses in this industry indicates a large number of companies operating in a limited geographical region, often confined by city or regional boundaries. As such, it is difficult for all but the largest companies to garner a significant share of overall revenue... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fish & Seafood Wholesaling Industry?

Establishments in this industry primarily wholesale fish and seafood for human consumption. Canned or packaged frozen products are excluded from the industry (see IBISWorld reports 42449 and 42442, respectively).

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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