China has the largest aquaculture industry in the world, accounting for about two-thirds of total cultivated aquatic products across the globe. In 2017, output for the Fish Farming industry is expected to reach 20.2 million tons, or 40.9% of total cultivated aquatic products and 30.1% of total aquatic products in China. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 4.8%, with an anticipated 2.5% growth in 2017 to $41.2 billion.Industry profit has also increased due to rising shares of high value-added products like sea cucumbers and abalone before 2013. Since 2013, market demand for cucumbers and abalone has been decreasing, mainly due to limitation of three public consumptions in China...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Per capita consumption of marine products in China was about 24.9 kilograms in 2015, higher than the world average
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    MollusksThe main product harvested by the Fish Farming industry is mollusks. Mollusks, which are marine invertebrates (i.e. no backbone) and include oysters, clams, scallops, mussels, sea snails and abalone, are set to account for 60.5% of industry revenue in 2017.The majority of sales in this product segment are from oysters, which are expected to account for approximately 51.0% of this segment's revenue or 30.0% of total industry revenue. Clams and scallops are another two major products in this segment.CrustaceansThe second-largest product segment is crustaceans, representing about 13.0% of industry revenue in 2017. Major crustacean species include shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. In 2012, shrimp accounted for about 80.5% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fish Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fish Farming Industry are

  • Access to the necessary land and type of property
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Household Disposable Income and Domestic Goods Prices - Seafood in the Fish Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fish Farming Industry?

    The Fish Farming industry in China includes businesses that breed and raise marine creatures (plants and animals) commercially. These establishments use intervention methods in the rearing process to enhance production, such as holding in captivity, regular stocking, feeding, and protection from predators. Marine fishing and freshwater fish farming are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Finfish
  • Crustaceans
  • Mollusks
  • Seaweed and algae
  • Other marine products
  • Industry Activities
  • Farming and harvesting finfish
  • Farming and harvesting shellfish
  • Farming and harvesting edible seaweeds and algae
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Seafood
  • Agricultural Exports - Seafood
  • Natural Resources and Environment - Pollution control and abatement
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Aquaculture

  • Current Performance
    Industry profitabilityEnterprises and employmentImports and exports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Enterprises, employment and total wagesExports and imports
  • Table: Fish Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fish Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Frozen Seafood Processing
  • Canned Food Production
  • Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Food Manufacturing
  • Scientific Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Mollusks
  • Crustaceans
  • Finfish
  • Seaweed and algae
  • Other marine products
  • Chart: Fish Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic development
  • Dieting style
  • Concerns over health and nutrition
  • Accessibility
  • Foreign demand

  • Major Markets
  • Fish and seafood processors
  • Wholesalers and brokers
  • Retailers
  • Other markets
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fish Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fish Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Integration with downstream industries
  • Production capacity
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fish Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Zoneco Group Co. Ltd., Shandong Homey Aquatic Development Co., Ltd., Shandong Oriental Ocean Sci-Tech Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Zoneco Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Homey Aquatic Development Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Oriental Ocean Sci-Tech Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fish Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fish Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Marine-bred Aquatic Products Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Involves farming freshwater and saltwater fish and other marine animals within a controlled environment. Also known as aquafarming.
  • Crustaceans
  • An industry product segment, these have elongated bodies and jointed, soft (crust-like) shells.
  • Finfish
  • An industry product segment, these are fish with fins. Commonly referred to as marketable fish, which are neither crustaceans nor mollusks.
  • Mariculture
  • A branch of aquaculture in which fish and other marine animals are bred and cultivated in the open sea or in tanks filled with seawater.
  • Mollusks
  • An industry product segment, these are invertebrates with soft bodies covered by a shell made of one or more pieces.
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