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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing

Overview: the U.S. Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 60%
Food Processing Workers 43%
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers 37%
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 37%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 6%
Other Production Occupations 12%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16%
Material Moving Workers 13%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 11%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Trident Seafoods132
Bumble Bee Foods121
Quality Packaging6

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Blockchain Project Could Revolutionise Seafood Industry - New Blockchain Project has Potential to Revolutionise Seafood Industry Environmental organisation ... the Blockchain Supply Chain Traceability Project is using digital technology in the fresh and frozen tuna sectors of the Western and Central Pacific ... (01/08/2018)
  • Seafood Market Is Expected To Grow Owing To Technological Improvements In Processing, Packaging And Storage Of Seafood Till 2021 | Million Insights - The technological improvements in processing, packaging and storage of seafood ... Europe and Japan are the major regions consuming fresh and frozen seafood while in the U.S fresh, frozen and canned seafood are mostly consumed.The market is segmented ... (01/04/2018)
  • Fresh seafood keeps traditional grocers strong - It’s a preference that echoes the results of Mintel’s Fish and Shellfish US 2016 report, which found that frequent seafood customers trend to purchase fresh options as opposed to frozen counterparts ... incredibly wary of processing and manufacturing ... (07/24/2017)
  • Nova Scotia Unveils Pure Seafood Products at Seafood Expo Global - HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - April 25, 2017) - Nine seafood companies from ... in the industry and specializes in fresh and frozen products around the world. Gidney Fisheries Ltd. have been procuring, selecting, processing and delivering the finest quality ... (04/25/2017)
  • Seafood company's future in question - ... a fresh fish cutting line to supplement other processing lines for lobsters and frozen Chilean sea bass. It became an integral player in the city’s “Gloucester Fresh” campaign to market its seafood by agreeing to exclusively cut the fresh ... (01/16/2017)
  • Gloucester Seafood Processing to focus solely on lobster - City officials were scrambling Tuesday to decode the meaning in the Mazzetta Company’s announcement that it plans to “temporarily suspend” its fresh fish processing operation at Gloucester Seafood Processing ... lines for frozen Chilean sea bass ... (08/24/2016)
  • Seafood Processors From Around the World Receive FDA Warning Letters - Foreign seafood processors ... of its seafood-processing plant last Feb. 11-12, 2014. The agency was not satisfied with the HACCP plan the Portuguese company provided. An inadequate plan means the company’s fresh and frozen sardines, mackerel, and ... (12/08/2014)
  • Research and Markets: Fresh And Frozen Seafood Processing Industry in the United States - Industry Size & Growth, Trends and Competitive Analysis - has announced the addition of the "Fresh And Frozen Seafood Processing Industry in the United States - Industry Size & Growth, Trends and Competitive Analysis" report to their offering. The Fresh And Frozen Seafood Processing report provides an independent ... (10/29/2013)
  • Busy seafood processor moves into bigger building - is an international fresh and frozen seafood company. But the company had outgrown its former location and jumped at the opportunity to move to its new location on South Street. "We've been processing fish on Hassey Street for almost two years, but it was ... (02/14/2012)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $64,080,321 on Fresh & Frozen Seafood Processing. It has awarded 132 contracts to 36 companies, with an average value of $1,780,009 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Seaweed processing (e.g., dulse), Curing fish and seafood, Seafood and seafood products curing, Shucking and packing fresh shellfish, Seafood and seafood products manufacturing, Seafood and seafood products canning, Shellfish and shellfish products manufacturing, Picking crab meat, Shellfish and shellfish products canning, Seafood dinners, frozen, manufacturing, Fish meal processing, Fish and marine animal oils processing, Canning, fish, crustacea, and molluscs, Fish freezing (e.g., blocks, fillets, ready-to-serve products), Fish manufacturing, Chowders, seafood, Fish egg bait canning, Surimi manufacturing, Fish, curing, drying, pickling, salting, and smoking, Cod liver oil extraction, crude, processing, Dinners, frozen seafood, Soups, Cannery, Freezing fish (e.g., Shellfish curing, Drying fish and seafood, etc.

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