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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, February 09, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on catch volumes and harvests of different species of shrimp and prawns in the EU and Argentina. It also highlights fishing bans, prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of species detailed in the following index.

INDEX

 
1. EUROPE
1.1 European Union – Argentine red shrimp, Argentine stiletto shrimp, whiteleg shrimp, black tiger
 
2. SOUTH AMERICA
2.1 Argentina – Shrimp
 
 

 

1. EUROPE

1.1 European Union

Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)
Argentine stiletto prawn (Artemesia longinaris)
Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)
Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)

Inventories

Spain

On Mercabarna, supplies of prawn and shrimp declined by 56% in January 2017, compared with December 2016. This drop has affected all species and presentations of prawn and shrimp. The most important drops in percentages were registered in fresh cooked shrimp, frozen cooked prawn, frozen white prawn, frozen scarlet shrimp and frozen Tunisian shrimp.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of shrimp and prawn declined in all presentations in January 2017, compared with the previous week. Supplies of frozen species dropped by 70% and so did fresh ones by 71%. The most important drops were those in frozen cooked shrimp and frozen whole medium and small prawn.

Table 1: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen prawn

Large scarlet shrimp

92

1,336

-93

Small scarlet shrimp

51

743

-93

Large HOSO prawn

5,204

25,901

-80

Medium HOSO prawn

41,644

207,184

-80

Small HOSO prawn

52,056

258,978

-80

Headless prawn (HLSO)

5,204

25,901

-80

Cooked shrimp

145,286

365,799

-60

Large shrimp

17,880

45,025

-60

Medium shrimp

33,528

84,412

-60

Small shrimp

22,350

56,277

-60

Headless shrimp

4,470

11,253

-60

Fresh prawn

Large scarlet shrimp

221

299

-26

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

390

528

-26

Small scarlet shrimp

494

667

-26

Rice prawn

10,628

39,139

-73

Large cooked prawn

2,360

8,698

-73

Medium cooked prawn

4,724

17,394

-73

Huge prawn

1,183

4,349

-73

Grill prawn

4,724

17,394

-73

Large cooked shrimp

678

2,280

-70

Medium cooked shrimp

10,190

34,303

-70

Fresh shrimp

2,718

9,146

-70

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, in January, volumes of all species analysed declined from those of the previous month. The most important declines in volumes were those in shrimp and deepsea water shrimp. The main ports were San Benedetto del Tronto, Civitanova Marche and Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes traded at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

January

December

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Prawn

3,673

6,761

-46

4

4

-3

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

28,881

39,220

-26

29

22

32

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

3,850

4,103

-6

4

3

28

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

8,617

25,159

-66

9

20

-58

 Source: Ismea (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Prices

Spain

Those of frozen Argentine prawn, Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon remained the same, according to known supplies.

Table 3: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, 31.01.17

Product

Count

Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1  10/20 pc/kg

8.00

L2  21/30 pc/kg

7.00

L3  31/40 pc/kg

6.50

L4  41/50 pc/kg

6.00

L5  51/60 pc/kg

5.50

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

9.50

31/40 pc/kg

8.90

41/50 pc/kg

7.10

51/60 pc/kg

6.80

61/70 pc/kg

6.40

71/80 pc/kg

6.00

81/90 pc/kg

5.50

91/100 pc/kg

5.00

101/120 pc/kg

5.60

HOSO Flower shrimp(Penaeus Monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

13.00

16/20 pc/kg

12.00

21/30 pc/kg

11.70

31/40 pc/kg

10.00

41/50 pc/kg

8.60

HOSO Red Shrimp (Solenocera Melanto)

30/50 pc/kg

2.80

50/70 pc/kg

2.70

70/100 pc/kg

2.50

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, in January 2017, prices of fresh shrimp, frozen white prawn, frozen prawn, frozen Tunisian shrimp, frozen cooked prawn and frozen prawn HLSO increased from those of the previous month. The most significant drops were those in frozen shrimper prawn, fresh prawn (gamba) and frozen scarlet shrimp.

Prices remained stable on Mercamadrid during January 2017, compared with the previous month, except for those of large prawn and fresh grill prawn, due to a lower demand.

Table 4: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
December 2016 – January 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

January 2017

December 2016

Frozen prawn

Large scarlet shrimp

42.00

42.00

0

Small scarlet shrimp

22.00

22.00

0

Large HOSO prawn

40.00

40.00

0

Medium HOSO prawn

28.50

28.50

0

Small HOSO prawn

14.50

14.50

0

Headless prawn (HLSO)

13.50

13.50

0

Cooked shrimp

6.91

6.91

0

Large shrimp

22.84

22.84

0

Medium shrimp

16.83

16.83

0

Small shrimp

10.22

10.22

0

Headless shrimp

12.02

12.02

0

Fresh prawn

Large scarlet shrimp

42.50

42.50

0

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

28.50

28.50

0

Small scarlet shrimp

15.00

15.00

0

Rice prawn

18.50

18.50

0

Large cooked prawn

32.00

32.00

0

Medium cooked prawn

18.50

18.50

0

Huge prawn

53.02

60.00

-12

Grill prawn

32.76

38.00

-14

Large cooked shrimp

23

23

0

Medium cooked shrimp

15.03

15.03

0

Fresh shrimp

48.00

48.00

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

In January, prices declined in the case of Spanish prawn, shrimp and prawn. Those of deepwater sea shrimp remained stable.

Table 5: Average prices at Italian ports,
December 2016 -  January 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

January

December

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

5.50

7.77

6.14

9.96

-10

-22

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

5.16

9.61

4.91

10.03

5

-4

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

6.85

12.51

14.06

19.53

-51

-36

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

12.78

15.93

16.56

21.69

-23

-27

 Source: Ismea (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare).

Markets

European Union

Table 6: Imports of frozen deepwater sea shrimp
(Parapenaeus longirostris) by the EU, January-November 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Morocco

2,499

2,157

12.46

11.42

Tunisia

2,563

1,824

10.04

10.21

Senegal

2,254

2,098

5.16

5.05

Angola

1,165

965

7.20

7.44

Turkey

600

464

8.92

7.73

Spain

591

231

5.22

6.16

Belgium

592

175

5.54

5.57

Portugal

547

132

8.28

7.33

France

442

60

5.05

2.97

Mauritania

132

342

3.60

4.13

Nigeria

145

142

3.85

3.95

Albany

202

65

8.66

7.65

Italy

208

52

13.27

9.54

Germany

128

117

14.80

8.91

Netherlands

167

68

6.36

6.85

Denmark

83

100

8.29

8.70

Namibia

 

114

 

5.46

United Kingdom

68

13

14.24

10.08

Greece

47

21

3.57

4.82

Bulgaria

42

 

6.10

 

Algeria

20

14

9.32

8.86

Ireland

22

2

3.85

5.88

Other (8)

9

1

11.53

 

Total

12,527

9,156

8.49

8.13

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 7: Exports of frozen deepwater sea shrimp
(Parapenaeus longirostris) by the EU, January-November 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Spain

1,130

1,328

5.68

6.84

Portugal

29

499

8.95

6.49

Italy

46

244

5.60

8.81

Bulgaria

95

36

3.59

5.09

Andorra

57

50

8.24

8.40

Ceuta

46

33

6.49

4.63

Belgium

17

37

9.33

7.43

France

11

35

8.79

8.43

Equatorial Guinea

24

20

5.36

5.14

Albany

3

39

1.00

3.51

Gibraltar

16

11

5.61

7.88

Germany

9

14

8.14

6.40

Netherlands

12

9

8.46

6.16

Japan

19

 

6.60

 

Turkey

 

19

 

10.06

Benin

 

14

 

3.70

Slovaquia

 

12

 

3.38

United Kingdom

3

7

16.23

10.53

Other (31)

32

50

7.69

9.37

Total

1,548

2,454

5.89

6.96

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

According to the National Fishery Undersecretary, through November 2016, Argentina had exported 148,776 tonnes of shrimp, worth USD 933.5 million. The average price reported USD 6,275/t.

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By Juan Murias

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