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Mississippi Seafood Importing

Seafood importing involves establishments that buy seafood products from countries of origin outside the United States.

Sales and Employment Contributions

Sales are the gross sales by businesses within the economic region affected by an activity. The total sales contribution consists of direct, indirect, and induced sales. Employment or job contributions are estimated as a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total employment contribution is the sum of direct, indirect, and induced jobs. 

The economic contributions of Mississippi seafood importation since 2007 are shown below. Seafood importing created total sales contributions amounting to $3.7 million since 2026. Seafood importing also generated 12 jobs in Mississippi in the same period.

The average productivity of workers in seafood importing in Mississippi can be measured by dividing total sales contributions by total job contributions. During the past five years, seafood importation generated average productivity of more than $326,000 per worker yearly.

Figure 1. This figure shows the annual sales and job contributions of seafood importation in Mississippi since 2007. The source of raw data is NOAA Fisheries (2023).
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