China is one of the largest seafood-consuming countries in the world. Industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 0.7% over the five years to 2018. In 2018, mainly due to slowing domestic demand, revenue for the Frozen Seafood Processing industry is expected to total $68.5 billion, up 2.6% from 2017. In 2016, national Aquatic products prices rose 5.3% from 2015, driving revenue increase by 2.3%.China's frozen seafood export growth was steady from 2013 to 2018; in 2018, exports increased to $3.1 billion, up 5.1% from 2017, and accounting for 4.5% of industry revenue. Competing imports are set to total $4.0 billion in 2018 and account for 5.7% of domestic demand. Imports have been falling about 10.0% per year over the past five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Frozen Seafood Processing industry in China is relatively large, generating an estimated $68.5 billion in revenue in 2018. As seafood products are perceived as healthy, consumer demand is growing. Increasing per capita incomes, greater ownership of freezers in China and the rapid development of downstream wholesale and retail industries have also contributed to annualized revenue growth of 0.7% over the five years to 2018.Since 2014, industry revenue has been declining. The main reasons have been the restriction of the government's high-end product consumption, falling seafood prices, and weak international demand. In 2015, as China's economic growth slowed, domestic demand also fell. Industry revenue declined 3.6% to $63.7 billion in 2015. In ...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Frozen Seafood Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Frozen Seafood Processing Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Management of exchange rates for product sales: hedging
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Fish and Seafood Markets and Downstream Demand - Fish and Seafood Wholesaling in the Frozen Seafood Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Frozen Seafood Processing Industry?

    The Frozen Seafood Processing industry in China comprises establishments engaged in the processing of fish, shrimp, shellfish and other seafood by freezing. The processing of frozen seafood for industrial purposes is not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Frozen fish and filets
  • Frozen crustaceans
  • Frozen shellfish
  • Frozen cephalopods
  • Frozen seaweed
  • Other frozen seafood
  • Industry Activities
  • Frozen fish and fish filet processing
  • Frozen shrimp and shellfish processing
  • Other frozen seafood and seaweed processing
  • Eviscerating fresh fish by removing the head, fins, scales, bones and entrails
  • Shucking fresh shellfish and shrimp
  • Fish sorting by size
  • Seafood packaging
  • Seafood freezing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Fish and Seafood Markets
  • Downstream Demand - Fish and Seafood Wholesaling
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Seafood - Prepared fresh or frozen fish and seafoods
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Nutrition - Seafood Consumption

  • Current Performance
    Imports and exportsProduct quality issuesEnterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Enterprises and employmentInternational trade
  • Table: Frozen Seafood Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Frozen Seafood Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Fast-Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Frozen fish and filets
  • Frozen shellfish
  • Frozen crustaceans
  • Frozen seaweed
  • Other frozen seafood
  • Frozen cephalopods
  • Chart: Frozen Seafood Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Per capita income growth
  • Lifestyle shifts
  • Development of downstream wholesale and retail industries
  • Foreign demand
  • Fast-food restaurant growth

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Chain stores
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Frozen Seafood Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Frozen Seafood Processing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Access to inputs
  • Access to foreign markets
  • Brand awareness
  • Technology
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Frozen Seafood Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Homey Group, Zhangzidao Group Co. Ltd., Chishan Group, Xixiakou Group Co., Ltd., Qingdao Jiayuan Group Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Homey Group - financial performance
  • Table: Zhangzidao Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Chishan Group - financial performance
  • Table: Xixiakou Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Qingdao Jiayuan Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Frozen Seafood Processing 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 Frozen Seafood Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Output of Seafood (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The farming of freshwater and saltwater fish and other marine animals within a controlled environment. Also known as aquafarming.
  • Cephalopods
  • A type of seafood that includes cuttlefish, squid and sleeve-fish
  • Crustaceans
  • A type of seafood that includes lobsters, crabs, shrimp and crayfish
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