zhanjiang Prawn Base - Guangdong
- Description: Zhanjiang, located in Guangdong Province, is a important export and production base of characteristic agriculture products of Guangdong province, the output of prawns took up 40% of the total in Guang
Zhanjiang, located in Guangdong Province, is a important export and production base of characteristic agriculture products of Guangdong province, the output of prawns took up 40% of the total in Guangdong. The prawn export from Zhanjiang accounts for more than half of the country's total export. The prawns bred in China are mainly exported to the United States, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Korea, Malaysia and China Taiwan etc, The volume of which accounts for 20% of the world's prawn export, and the export from Zhanjiang accounts for 60% of the country's total export. More than 60% of Zhanjiang prawn exports to U.S. market. People have a saying: On the American table, there is one for every four prawns from Zhanjiang.
In Zhanjiang, the local prawn industry has formed a one-stop industrial chain of nursery, breeding, distribution, processing, exporting, the annual output is nearly 200,000 tons, the output value is more than RMB 10 billion yuan, and the export volume is about $ 400 million U.S. dollars.
At present, Zhanjiang is China’s biggest prawn transshipment centre and wholesale market. Every year, nearly 300,000 tonnes of prawn are shipped through Zhanjiang. For example, In the Xiashan aquatic wholesale market, there have 380,000 tons of prawns be sold in 2008, the annual turnover reached RMB 10.2 billion yuan. Most of the surrounding areas of Zhanjiang, ship prawns to Xiashan market, then sale to the cities around the country, 70% of prawns bred in Hainan, 50% of prawns bred in Guangxi, and 20% of prawns bred in Vietnam 20%, are sold through this market.