Big fish: Domestic demand for seafood is expected to rise as disposable income grows

Though the Seafood Preparation industry has grown over the five years to 2017, several factors prohibited larger gains. The vast appreciation of the US dollar has made exports relatively more expensive and increasing domestic harvests have lowered per-unit prices. However, these have generally been outweighed by positive trends. Firstly, eating trends have prompted consumers to purchase more seafood, which is often considered a healthier protein option than most poultry and red meat...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising downstream demand from wholesalers, fish markets and supermarkets will be a boon to industry businesses
  • As domestic harvests have grown, there has been less need for imports
  • Greater awareness of food nutrition is anticipated to drive industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Seafood Preparation industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.12 on capital expenditures. Capital investment is usually made by larger companies on automated machinery that enhances production and preparation speed. Over the past five years, high-speed production lines have dramatically increased throughput for these larger companies, enabling seafood processors to raise production without requiring corresponding increases in employment. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Seafood Preparation Industry

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

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from fish and seafood wholesaling and Per capita seafood consumption in the Seafood Preparation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Seafood Preparation Industry?

    This industry is involved in canning, smoking, salting, drying, freezing and packing fish and shellfish. Industry operators also eviscerate fish (remove parts from fish), shuck shellfish (remove their shells) and process fish and shellfish fats and oils. This industry also includes floating factory ships, also known as fish processing vessels, that are engaged in shipboard seafood processing. The term seafood processing is used to describe these activities as a whole.

    Industry Products
  • Prepared frozen fish
  • Prepared fresh fish and other fresh seafood
  • Prepared frozen shellfish
  • Other prepared fresh and frozen seafood
  • Canned fish and seafood
  • Industry Activities
  • Canning fish, crustaceans and mollusks
  • Manufacturing fresh and frozen seafood dinners
  • Freezing fish (e.g. blocks, fillets, ready-to-serve products)
  • Processing seaweed
  • Manufacturing marine fats, oils and meal
  • Shucking and packing fresh shellfish
  • Canning fish and shellfish soup
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from fish and seafood wholesaling
  • Per capita seafood consumption
  • Price of seafood
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Supply conditions and consumer preferences
  • Trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand growth
  • Fish and seafood supply
  • Profit expansion
  • Table: Seafood Preparation Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Animal Food Production
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Caterers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fish & Seafood Aquaculture
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Fishing

  • Products & Services
  • Prepared frozen fish
  • Prepared fresh fish and other fresh seafood
  • Prepared frozen shellfish
  • Canned fish and seafood
  • Other prepared fresh and frozen seafood
  • Chart: Seafood Preparation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price of seafood
  • Income
  • Health consciousness

  • Major Markets
  • Fish & seafood wholesalers
  • Mass merchandisers and grocers
  • Foodservice industries
  • Other distributors
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Seafood Preparation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, Utilities, Depreciation, Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Seafood Preparation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Trident Seafoods Corporation, Thai Union Group, Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd., Dongwon Enterprise Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: Trident Seafoods Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Thai Union Group - financial performance
  • Table: Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Dongwon Enterprise Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Seafood Preparation 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 Seafood Preparation 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)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • The farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks and aquatic plants.
  • Fishery
  • An entity engaged in raising and harvesting fish, either via fishing or aquaculture.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid
  • A polyunsaturated fatty acid that is essential for good health and influences various metabolic pathways, resulting in lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Shellfish
  • A fisheries term for shellbearing mollusks and crustaceans.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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