Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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

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

The Fish & Seafood Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Fish and Seafood Wholesaling industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA) is forecast to grow moderately during the 10 years to 2019, averaging an annualized 2.4% rate per year. In contrast, the US economy's GDP is forecast to grow an average of 2.7% per year during the same period. Growth on par with GDP is typically an indicator of a mature industry. Further, the number of enterprises operating in this industry is forecast to decline at an annualized rate of 0.5% during the period. Still, other indicators point to the industry's ongoing maturity.

The decline in enterprise numbers is forecast to come from industry consolidation, with some wholesalers merging their businesses or acquiring other companies... 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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