Average annual price of sea scallops 2000-2017

Average annual price of sea scallops in the U.S. from 2000 to 2017 (in U.S. dollars per pound)

by M. Shahbandeh, last edited May 17, 2019
Average annual price of sea scallops 2000-2017 The average price of sea scallops in the United States in 2017 was 9.9 U.S. dollars per pound. This was a decrease from around 12 U.S. dollars per pound in 2016.
Global seafood market

The global demand for seafood is on the rise. In 2018 the seafood market worldwide was valued at 129.7 billion U.S. dollars, and is projected to increase to 155.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2023. The country with the highest value of fish and fishery product exports in 2017 was the European Union, followed by China in fish exports.

Seafood consumption

Between 2014 and 2017 the average annual per capita consumption of seafood worldwide amounted to around 20 kilograms per year. In the United States, per capita consumption of fish and shellfish was about 14.7 pounds, or 6.66 kilograms per year, much less than the global average. American consumers seem to prefer meat, eggs, and dairy products when it comes to choosing a protein source. Only about 29 percent of Americans eat seafood, compared to 78 percent who eat meat.
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Average annual price of sea scallops in the U.S. from 2000 to 2017 (in U.S. dollars per pound)

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Price in U.S. dollars per pound
20179.9
201612.02
201512.26
201412.55
201311.42
20129.83
20119.9
20107.92
20096.49
20086.91
20076.59
20066.52
20057.64
20044.99
20034.09
20023.84
20013.72
20005
Price in U.S. dollars per pound
20179.9
201612.02
201512.26
201412.55
201311.42
20129.83
20119.9
20107.92
20096.49
20086.91
20076.59
20066.52
20057.64
20044.99
20034.09
20023.84
20013.72
20005
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by M. Shahbandeh, last edited May 17, 2019
The average price of sea scallops in the United States in 2017 was 9.9 U.S. dollars per pound. This was a decrease from around 12 U.S. dollars per pound in 2016.
Global seafood market

The global demand for seafood is on the rise. In 2018 the seafood market worldwide was valued at 129.7 billion U.S. dollars, and is projected to increase to 155.3 billion U.S. dollars by 2023. The country with the highest value of fish and fishery product exports in 2017 was the European Union, followed by China in fish exports.

Seafood consumption

Between 2014 and 2017 the average annual per capita consumption of seafood worldwide amounted to around 20 kilograms per year. In the United States, per capita consumption of fish and shellfish was about 14.7 pounds, or 6.66 kilograms per year, much less than the global average. American consumers seem to prefer meat, eggs, and dairy products when it comes to choosing a protein source. Only about 29 percent of Americans eat seafood, compared to 78 percent who eat meat.
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