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Fish & Seafood Markets – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5421  |  NAICS 445220

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Fish & Seafood Markets  (view report)
Fish & Seafood Wholesaling  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Progressive Grocer
Retail Seafood Report
Annual survey of supermarket retailers provides insights on sales performance for the prior year and expectations for the year ahead, and includes department category performance data for fresh foods (e.g., finfish, shrimp, crustaceans, and mollusks), prepared products (e.g., surimi, meals, and other), and other types of products (e.g., sauces and seasonings, side items, dips and spreads, and other).

Diversified Business Communications

Online news source features news, information, and analysis for industry professionals, with special features including "Foodservice & Retail" news channel and the "Seafood Handbook" which provides detailed information (e.g., introductory description, product profile, nutritional information, preparation methods, primary product forms, and global sources) for more than 100 types of finfish and shellfish.

Fresh Fish & Seafood

Research handbook provides a broad level review of the U.S. market for fresh whole pieces and cuts sold over the counter through retail stores, with information provided including historical and forecast market volume (kg mil) and value (USD mil) and historical market share by retail distribution channel. Report abstract which includes table of contents and lists of tables and figures is available free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Fish and Shellfish - US

Consumer research study provides a detailed analysis of the market for fish and shellfish in the U.S., with information provided including market size and forecasts by product segment (e.g., fresh, frozen, and shelf stable), multi-outlet retail sales by product segment for leading companies and brands, and total U.S. sales of fish and shellfish by retail distribution channel (e.g., supermarkets, other retailers).

Euromonitor International
Fish and Seafood in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with market data provided in the study including historical and forecast sales in metric tons and dollar value by category (e.g., fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and cephalopods), certification (e.g., organic/fair trade, standard), packaging (e.g., packaged, none), and distribution channel (e.g., retail, other including foodservice/institutional).

Seafood Market

Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of the seafood market on a global basis, with data provided including market size and forecast by type (e.g., cephalopods, crustaceans, molluscs, tuna, flat fish, ground fish, salmonids, pelagics, others), retail market variety (e.g., ambient, frozen, chilled), sales channel (e.g., retail, foodservice, institutional), and region (e.g., North America, U.S., Canada).

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Fish & Seafood Markets
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for retail markets that sell fresh, frozen, and cured seafood such as finfish (e.g., salmon, tuna, tilapia, pollock, rockfish, cod, catfish, and trout), mollusks (e.g., oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and octopus), and crustaceans (e.g., lobsters, crabs, shrimp, and prawns).

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Fish and Seafood Market

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for various job positions in the retail and wholesale sectors such as operations manager, store manager, assistant manager, buyer, fishmonger, fish cutter/trimmer, and office manager, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Adelphia Seafoods, Inc., Trident Seafoods Corporation, and Stavis Seafoods, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Food and Beverage Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job occupations employed in this sector which includes companies that specialize in selling fresh, frozen, and cured seafood such as finfish (e.g., salmon, tuna, tilapia, pollock, cod, catfish, and trout), mollusks (e.g., oysters, mussels, and scallops), and crustaceans (e.g., lobsters, crabs, and prawns).

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Related Industries:
Commercial Fishing and Fisheries
Fish & Seafood Aquaculture
Fish & Seafood Processing
Food Distributors and Wholesalers


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