Kenya exported 48 tonnes of crustaceans in 2018. Through 2018 alone, the interest in the seafood category has increased, changing by 22.92 per cent in comparison to the year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, crustaceans exports went up by 93.75 %, bringing the country $0.2m in 2018, alone. The crustaceans exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen crustaceans, even smoked, fit for human consumption, whether in shell or not, incl. crustaceans in shell, cooked beforehand by steaming or by boiling in water (excluding rock lobster and other sea crawfish, lobsters, crabs, Norway lobsters, shrimps and prawns); frozen flours, meals, and pellets of crustaceans, even smoked, fit for human consumption (HS code 030619)
  • Crustaceans, fit for human consumption, whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled (excl. rock lobster and other sea crawfish, lobsters, crabs, Norway lobsters, shrimps and prawns); flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption, fresh or chilled (HS code 030639)
  • Crustaceans, even smoked, fit for human consumption, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, dried, salted or in brine, incl. crustaceans in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (excluding rock lobster and other sea crawfish, lobsters, crabs, Norway lobsters, shrimps and prawns); flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, even smoked, fit for human consumption (HS code 030629)
  • Crustaceans, fit for human consumption, whether in shell or not, dried, salted, smoked or in brine, incl. crustaceans in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (excl. rock lobster and other sea crawfish, lobsters, crabs, Norway lobsters, shrimps and prawns); flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, dried, salted, smoked or in brine, fit for human consumption (HS code 030699)
  • Crustaceans, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked, crabs, shrimps, prawns and lobster) (HS code 160540)

The annual growth in the volume of Kenya crustaceans between 2015 and 2018 was 93.75 percent when compared to the growth rate between 2017 and 2018. Kenya's share of the world's total crustaceans exports in 2018 was 0.1%.

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Kenya crustaceans export quantities

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In 2018, Kenya supplied crustaceans worth 0.2m USD, an increase of -140% from 2017's total crustaceans exports value of 0.48m USD. The annual growth value of Kenya crustaceans between 2017 to 2018 was 275%.

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Current top 10 market destinations for Kenya crustaceans ( in '000$ )

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