EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 5/2024 is online

This month’s issue analyses first sales of Atlantic cod in Denmark, France and Spain and European conger in France, Portugal and Spain. The case studies of this month are: “Fisheries and aquaculture in New Zealand” and “Carp in the EU”.

FIRST SALES OF ATLANTIC COD AND EUROPEAN CONGER. Over the 36-month observation period (April 2021 – March 2024), the weighted average first-sales price of European conger in Portugal was 2,64 EUR/kg, 20% higher than in Spain (2,20 EUR/kg), and 82% above the average price in France (1,45 EUR/kg). During the same period, the weighted average first-sales price of Atlantic cod in both France and Spain was 6,05 EUR/kg, which was 27% higher than in Denmark (4,77 EUR/kg).

EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. In 2024, the price of frozen haddock from Norway showed some fluctuations and an increasing trend. Price ranged between 1,60 EUR/kg and 2,72 EUR/kg, and volume fluctuated strongly between 5 tonnes and 144 tonnes.

CONSUMPTION. TThis month we focus on Alaska pollock in Germany. In 2023, the average monthly consumption of Alaska pollock was 191 tonnes in Germany and consumers paid an average of 13,83 EUR for a kg of it.

The most recent consumption data can be accessed here.

FISHERIES IN NEW ZEALAND.In 2023, New Zealand exported 256.281 tonnes of fishery and aquaculture products at a value of EUR 1.2 billion. Compared to 2022, this was a minor decrease of 0.6% in terms of volume and at a similar value.

CARP IN THE EU. The EU market for carp is estimated at almost 89.000 tonnes LWE in 2021, which represented only 1% of total EU consumption of FAPs.

MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices for marine fuel in May 2024 ranged between 0,64 and 0,74 EUR/litre in ports in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Prices decreased by 7,9% compared with the previous month and increased by an average of 6,1% compared with the same month in 2023.

Monthly Highlights 5/2024 is available for download here.


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