Shrimp in Indonesia
According to the FAO (2018) shrimp production reached 637,555 tonnes in 2016 making Indonesia the second largest shrimp producer in the world after China according to FAO aquaculture production statistics. Yet, VASEP figures indicate that Vietnam
has already surpassed Indonesian production. The latest, official figures from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) were a bit lower, 535,000 tonnes in 2015, which is said to be on the optimistic side. MMAF set the production target for 2017 at 676,000 tonnes, but official figures are not yet released. While almost all semi-intensive farmers have shifted to the production of Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp) which now accounts for more than 75% of total shrimp production, farmers which use extensive mono- and polyculture ponds still grow Penaeus monodon (black tiger shrimp).
Cultured shrimp exports accounted for US$ 1.7 bln or close to 175,000 tonnes (processed weight, including exports of wild shrimp) in 2017. The US, Japan, and the EU make up for approximately 91% of the export markets in terms of volume. Exports are dominated by large players like CP Prima, BMI, and Sekar Bumi. However, many smaller exporters also contribute significantly with smaller volumes, including companies like PT. ATINA
and PT Istana Cipta Sembada
. View company profiles of shrimp exporters in our supplier database