EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 8/2023 is online

This month’s issue analyses first sales of European pilchard in France, Portugal and Spain and Mediterranean horse mackerel in France, Italy and Spain. The case studies of this month are: “Fisheries and aquaculture in Hungary” and “Pollack in the EU”.

FIRST SALES OF EUROPEAN EEL AND EUROPEAN PERCH. Over the 36-month observation period (June 2020 – May 2023), the weighted average first-sales price of European perch in Sweden was 2,49 EUR/kg, 8% higher than that of Germany (2,31 EUR/kg), and 13% above the average price in Estonia (2,21 EUR/kg). During the same period, the weighted average first-sales price of European eel in Italy was 1,65 EUR/kg.

EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. In 2023, price of frozen carp from Myanmar showed a downward trend. Price ranged from 2,03 to 3,19 EUR/kg, and volume fluctuated strongly between 1 and 108 tonnes. The price of prepared or preserved anchovies from Morocco showed a decreasing trend as well, between week 01/2023 and 24/2023. The price ranged from 7,26 to 10,84 EUR/kg.

CONSUMPTION. This month the focus is on herring in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, where the highest values and prices have been observed, the average price for the last three years was 17,39 EUR/kg, with an average consumption of 3.237 tonnes per year.

The most recent weekly consumption data (up to week 35 of 2023) can be accessed on the EUMOFA website.

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN INDIA. In 2021 fisheries production in India amounted to 5.024.905 tonnes . The catch volume in 2021 showed an increase of 8% from the previous year. According to FAO statistics, catches of marine fishes have steadily increased from 2017-2021, going from a total volume of 63.544 tonnes in 2017 to 363.103 tonnes in 2021, which represents a total increase of 471% from 2017 to 2021. In 2022, India exported 1.434.484 tonnes of FAPs at a value of EUR 7,3 billion, which represented a 5% increase in volume and a 15% increase in value compared to 2021.

WARMWATER SHRIMPS IN THE EU. In 2022, intra-EU exports of frozen Penaeus shrimp reached 89.176 tonnes for EUR 837,5 million. Main exporting countries in value terms were Belgium (31%) and the Netherlands (28%), which are hubs for extra-EU imports. They were followed by Spain (16%) and Germany (8%). The main destinations were France (27%) and Germany (22%) and the Netherlands (9%).

MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices for Marine fuel in July 2023 ranged between 0,64 and 0,71 EUR/litre in ports in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Prices increased by an average of about 3,4% compared with the previous month, and they decreased by an average of 38,8% compared with the same month in 2022.

Monthly Highlights no. 8/2023 is now available in English, French, and Spanish.


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