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- The United States imports an average of about 370,000 pounds (worth nearly $450,000) of
California market squid every year
- That’s about 1% of what the U.S. exports
- Market squid processed in China doesn’t necessarily have to have a “made in China” label
Exports vs Imports
From 2010 to 2015, the United States exported an average of about 26 million pounds (worth more than $77 million) of Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens every year. During that same time period, the U.S. imported an average of about 370,000 pounds (worth nearly $450,000) every year. That’s an average of about one percent (1.4%) a year.
In 2015, we exported 58,277,701 pounds ($37,988,095) of market squid and imported 269,122 pounds ($246,848). That means we only imported less than one percent (0.46%) of the same squid that we exported that year.
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