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Sea Bass/Sea Bream/Sole/Turbot

 
Report Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
 

 

This market reports focuses on harvests of seabream, seabass and turbot in the EU, especially in Spain. We also highlight harvests, prices, markets, imports and exports.

European Union

Turbot (Psetta maxima), European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata)

Production

Spain

On Mercamadrid, in April, offers of croaker., seabass, seabream and turbot declined. The most important drops were those in small and medium seabream.

Table 1: Incoming volumes of the main aquaculture species
on Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

April

March

Aquaculture croaker

23,705.00

29,886.00

-21

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

194,688

286,232

-32

Aquaculture seabream 400-400 g

151,428

222,628

-32

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

64,899

95,415

-32

Small seabass

105,334

126,798

-17

Medium-sized seabass

92,164

102,589

-10

Large seabass

52,663

63,395

-17

Turbot

73,935

80,910

-9

Source: Mercamadrid

On Mercamadrid, supplies increased in the case of croaker. Those of , seabream, seabass and turbot dropped.

Prices

Spain

On Mercabarna, prices of seabream declined by EUR 0.05/kg in April. That of the rest of aquaculture species remained stable, compared with March.

On Mercamadrid, in April, average prices declined in turbot and small seabass and large seabream slightly due to a lower demand. Those of medium and small seabass increased, and so did those of medium seabream and croaker due to lower supplies. Those for the rest of the products remained stable.

Table 2: Average wholesale prices of aquaculture species,
in EUR/kg ExWarehouse Spain

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

April

March

Aquaculture croaker

10.32

10.30

0

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

4.55

4.57

-0

Aquaculture seabream 400-400 g

5.10

5.05

1

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

7.59

7.61

-0

Small seabass

4.73

4.78

-1

Medium-sized seabass

5.97

5.90

1

Large seabass

9.07

9.00

1

Turbot

8.20

8.35

-2

Source: FIS.com

Markets

European Union

Table 3: Imports of fresh turbot (Psetta maxima) in the EU,
January-February 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Spain

368

525

7.05

8.18

Portugal

244

607

7.72

3.91

Netherlands

310

289

8.98

10.58

United Kingdom

260

141

5.49

6.80

France

39

138

10.54

7.50

Denmark

64

34

9.13

9.04

Norway

31

42

9.39

7.54

Belgium

17

31

7.46

9.04

Italy

31

14

5.76

10.49

Morocco

25

13

11.79

11.55

Germany

6

25

9.23

7.56

Sweden

11

17

8.86

6.79

Greece

13

11

4.34

3.39

Ireland

8

2

10.28

11.39

Others (6)

0

10

15.30

10.56

Total

1,425

1,898

7.62

7.05

 Source: Eurostat (Datos provisionales)

Table 4: Exports of fresh turbot (Psetta maxima) in the EU,
January-February 2017/2016

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Germany

113

139

12.33

10.70

Andorra

2

2

15.76

12.41

Angola

1

1

2.09

2.25

Saudi Arabia

0

 

14.55

 

Austria

8

26

14.25

12.00

Azerbaijan

0

 

18.10

 

Belgium

19

20

10.21

10.49

Byelorussia

0

0

10.29

10.70

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0

0

10.15

20.02

Bulgaria

 

0

 

11.08

Canada

11

10

26.77

25.96

Cyprus

1

1

22.20

20.41

Colombia

1

0

10.86

9.20

Croatia

1

2

8.86

9.67

Denmark

 

5

 

10.47

United Arab Emirates

4

1

18.16

13.48

Slovaquia

0

0

15.25

13.75

Slovenia

 

5

 

9.53

Spain

542

401

7.46

7.72

United States

40

32

11.30

9.41

Estonia

 

11

 

1.48

Finland

 

0

 

17.65

France

275

305

9.57

8.62

Hong Kong

0

1

16.60

17.88

Hungary

0

2

25.45

8.62

Indonesia

 

0

 

18.60

Undefined territories

 

5

 

6.55

Ireland

1

2

10.89

7.47

Israel

0

1

12.55

9.41

Italy

686

622

8.12

7.96

Letonia

0

1

8.00

15.22

Others (24):

205

367

11.67

13.05

Total

1,911

1,963

9.03

9.35

 Source: Eurostat (Datos provisionales)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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