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US paying more for seafood in first half of 2018

US tuna imports increased 8% in volume, but shot up 20% in value.

Americans are paying more for seafood according to new statistics released by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

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Overall seafood imports dropped less than 1 percent in volume, but climbed 5 percent in value.

Through June, the United States imported 1,371,640 metric tons worth $10.9 billion (€9.3 billion).

About 22 percent of this total volume is shrimp. US shrimp imports through June reached 303,325 metric tons worth $2.8 billion (€2.4 billion), a 6 and 3 percent increase in volume and value, respectively.

US salmon imports through June were 197,311 metric tons worth $2 billion (€1.7 billion), a 9 and 7 percent increase in volume and value, respectively.

Tune imports increased 8 percent in volume, but jumped 20 percent in value in the first half of the year compared to last year. The United States imported 143,336 metric tons of tuna worth $904.4 million (€768.7 million).

Groundfish imports reached 90,075 metric tons, a 1 percent drop in volume, while price jumped 7 percent to reach $491.4 million (€417.7 million).

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