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Willem van der Pijl
3551 BB Utrecht
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With these reports, I aim to inspire you to look beyond the obvious and to gain a deeper understanding of the shrimp industry. These reports are written in such a way that they are attractive and accessible for a broad audience. The reports will be publicly available. I aim to publish two reports per year.
September 6th, 2023, I presented an update of H1 2023 trade statistics at the second edition of the Global Shrimp Forum, looking at the current status and future prospects. The presentation provides several insights in export and import trends that will be of value if you want to have a general overview of what's happening in the industry. Download your free copy after leaving your details below.
In February 2023, I was invited to provide an update of trade statistics at the India International Seafood Show in Kolkata looking at the current status and future prospects. The presentation provides several insights in export and import trends that will be of value if you want to have a general overview of what's happening in the industry. Download your free copy after leaving your details below.
While we’re always quick to say that the shrimp industry is very fragmented, the feed segment differs from other segments of the value chain. In countries such as Ecuador and Vietnam, the shrimp feed manufacturing segment is already very much consolidated and will consolidate even further over the next couple of years. Other countries are likely to follow the same path. As consolidation increases, a relatively small number of large global and regional players from Asia, Europe, and the US is slowly strengthening its grip on the industry as a whole. With that development, the responsibility of these players to drive innovation and help farmers be successful increases. This report, while not an in-depth analysis of shrimp feed manufacturing, provides an overview of the shrimp feed manufacturing landscape and the players that shape it in Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as of the most important multinational players that drive consolidation.
The shrimp industry is fascinating. It is a fragmented industry, largely driven by family-owned companies and hundreds of thousands of farmers around the world. More recently, corporate players, banks, investment funds, and start-ups have entered the arena and started to change the structure and dynamics of the industry. There is one thing that all these people have in common: passion for the shrimp industry. I would like to match your passion with my blog. Once a month, I will write about a topic that fascinates me.
Amidst a global oversupply situation and historically low farm gate prices, shrimp farmers worldwide have increasingly been raising their voices in an attempt to get the message across that if shrimp production continues to increase, the industry should collectively focus on promoting sustainable shrimp consumption. Increasing consumption should lead to more stable and higher prices.
In March 2024, I will publish the Guide to the Indian Shrimp Industry. As some of you may know, my career in shrimp started in India. Some 12 years ago, I lived in Chennai, in the south of India, to study the strategic behavior of Indian shrimp exporters. Since that time, I’ve stayed closely connected with the Indian industry, traveled to the country dozens of times, and made many good friends. Over the years, the passion in the industry and the hundreds of thousands of livelihoods it supports have truly inspired me.
This blog will take you through shrimp export data of the first three quarters of 2023 from the world’s six largest exporters: Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. In Q3, the average prices of exported shrimp remained low. During this price slump, export volumes from some origins continued to grow while others dropped (Figure 1). Combined exports from these top six exporters in Q1-Q3 2023 grew slightly, increasing from 1.65m MT in 2021 to 1.85m MT in 2022 to 1.87m MT in 2023.
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With a 9% YOY Increase in Q3, Ecuador’s Exports Are on Track to Reach 1.2 Million MT by the End of the Year
Whether it is with a power point deck, well-written report, presentation, pressure cook session, or more long-term strategic advisory, I would love to support you to improve the performance of your activities in the shrimp industry.
Looking for new contacts in the industry? I am a natural matchmaker and can couple you to buyers, suppliers, investors, or knowledge partners. With my global network I will support you to find your next business partner.
Market research and market entry strategy
Are you in need of an in-depth understanding of the shrimp industry as a whole or in a specific segment or country? And do you need support to develop your market entry strategy? I can help you out.
Structural or ad-hoc data analysis
You need to know what is going on and therefore you need continuous access to and analysis of industry data. I know where to find a wide range of data types, including production and trade data, and can help you to interpret the data for your purposes.
Boardroom advisory services
When making your plans and decisions, it is key to have a thorough understanding of the latest status and dynamics of the industry. Only then, you can make the right assumptions and projections to guide your decisions. I can support your strategic decision making processes.
Do you need an inspirational speaker who can update your audience on the latest developments in the shrimp industry? Whether it is a presentation of the latest EU shrimp import trends, or a presentation of the status of the shrimp industry in Myanmar, I am happy to engage your audience and provide new insights into the topic of your interest.
Value-chain analysis and project design
When you are considering setting up an aquaculture improvement program or making an investment in the shrimp industry in a particular country, you need to understand the value-chain structure and dynamics. With my thorough approach, I can support you to analyse the value-chain and identify interventions that will make your programs or investments successful.