EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 10/2021 is online

This month’s issue analyses first sales of skipjack tuna (Portugal, Spain) and yellowfin tuna (Portugal, spain). The case studies of this month are: “Fisheries and aquaculture in Egypt”; “Species profile: Atlantic salmon”.

FIRST SALES IN EUROPE. In August 2021 compared to August 2020, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Portugal, and Norway recorded an increase in both first-sales value and volume of fisheries and aquaculture products. Read more. Access the most recent weekly (up to week 46 of 2021) and monthly (September 2021) data for first sales in Europe on the EUMOFA website.

FIRST SALES OF SKIPJACK TUNA AND YELLOWFIN TUNA. From September 2018 to August 2021, the weighted average first-sales price of skipjack tuna in Portugal was 1,24 EUR/kg, 7% higher than in Spain (1,15 EUR/kg). Read more. Over the same period, the weighted average first-sales price of yellowfin tuna in Portugal was 2,13 EUR/kg, 1% higher than in Spain where it was at 2,10 EUR/kg. Read more.

EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. Since the beginning of 2021, both price and volume of frozen fillets of tuna (skipjack or stripe-bellied bonito) from the Republic of Korea showed an increasing trend. Price ranged from 8,87 to 18,86 EUR/kg, and volume from 6 to 242 tonnes. Read more.

CONSUMPTION. Sole is one of the top five most consumed species in Spain. Over the past three years (September 2018 – August 2021), total Spanish household consumption of fresh sole was 82.331 tonnes. Read more. The most recent weekly (up to week 45 of 2021) consumption data can be accessed on the EUMOFA website.

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN EGYPT. In 2019, fisheries production accounted for 397.042 tonnes of fisheries products, with 75% of this production deriving from inland fisheries. In the same year, aquaculture production was around 1.642.000 tonnes. EU exports of fisheries and aquaculture products (mainly herring and mackerel) to Egypt amounted to EUR 137 million in 2020. The Netherlands, Spain, and Ireland were the main EU exporting countries. Read more.

SPECIES PROFILE: ATLANTIC SALMON. Salmon is the second most consumed species in the EU and by far the most-consumed farmed species. In 2019, total global catch of wild Atlantic salmon was 1.807 tonnes and total aquaculture production was 2,6 million tonnes. Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK were the main producing countries in the world of wild Atlantic salmon, while the main world aquaculture producers include Norway, Chile, the UK, and Canada. The main EU Member States producing farmed Atlantic salmon in 2019 were the UK, Ireland, and Denmark. EU imports of salmon increased by 23% from 2017 to 2020, from 798.000 tonnes to 982.000 tonnes. Read more.

GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS. On 12 October, the Council of the European Union reached an agreement on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2022. Read more.

MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices for marine fuel in September 2021 ranged between 0,56 and 0,61 EUR/litre in ports in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Prices increased by an average of around 14,8% compared with the previous month and increased by an average of 92,6% compared with the same month in 2020. Read more.

Monthly Highlights 10/2021 is available in English, French and Spanish.

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