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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, July 06, 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 shrimp and prawn dropped by 33 tonnes, during June 2017, compared with May. Supplies of frozen South American shrimp, frozen cooked shrimp and fresh cooked shrimp increased, slightly in the latter. For the rest of the species and products, the offers have declined. The most important drops were those in frozen shrimper prawn, frozen red prawn, fresh prawn, frozen Tunisian shrimp, frozen white prawn and frozen cooked prawn.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of shrimp and prawn rose by 45 tonnes, during June. Frozen species increased by 50 tonnes, those of fresh species dropped by 5 tonnes. The most important variations in absolute values were the rises in frozen cooked shrimp and cooked medium-sized shrimp. The most significant rise was that of frozen small prawn.

Table 1: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Frozen

627994.00

577613.00

9

Large scarlet shrimp

389

274

42

Small scarlet shrimp

216

152

42

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

259

183

42

Large HOSO prawn

12,742

13,836

-8

Medium HOSO prawn

101,949

110,688

-8

Small HOSO prawn

127,436

138,358

-8

HLSO prawn (tails)

12,742

13,836

-8

Cooked shrimp

241,973

195,189

24

Large shrimp

29,781

24,023

24

Medium shrimp

55,838

45,042

24

Small shrimp

37,225

30,028

24

Shrimp HLSO

7,444

6,004

24

Fresh

28,904

34,337

-16

Large scarlet shrimp

 

181

-100

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

 

320

-100

Small scarlet shrimp

 

404.00

-100

Rice prawn

8,287

11,964

-31

Large cooked prawn

2,073

2,991

-31

Medium cooked prawn

3,109

4,483

-31

Huge prawn

1,037

1,497

-31

Grill prawn

6,219

8,971

-31

Large cooked shrimp

396

173

129

Medium cooked shrimp

6,033

2,641

128

Fresh shrimp

1,608

704

128

Small shrimp

142

8

1.675

General total

656,898

611,950

7

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during June, volumes of the all species analysed declined. The most important decline was that in deepwater rose shrimp. The main ports were San Benedetto de Tronto and Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes traded at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Jun (t)

June

May

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Prawn

8

15

-43

10

10

2

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

42

92

-54

76

59

28

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

4

5

-19

11

8

27

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

2

2

-13

15

36

-59

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

United Kingdom

In April 2017, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, declined by 14 tonnes. However, volumes landed were higher than those of the same period in 2016. The main port was Kings Lynn in England, due to the English-flagged fleet.

Table 3: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Apr (t)

April

March

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

31

45

-30

195

36

443

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

Volumes of shrimp supplies on Danish markets rose by 0.7 tonnes in June, compared with the previous month. All auctions were carried out at the markets of Skagen and Hanstholm.

Table 4: Volumes landed on Danish markets

Species

Volume 2017 (kg)

June

May

% of variation

Shrimp

794

75

959

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Prices

Spain

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

Table 5: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, 2nd June 2017

Product

Count

Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1  10/20 pc/kg

9.00

L2  21/30 pc/kg

8.80

L3  31/40 pc/kg

8.00

L4  41/50 pc/kg

7.00

L5  51/60 pc/kg

6.50

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

9.60

31/40 pc/kg

9.00

41/50 pc/kg

7.20

51/60 pc/kg

7.00

61/70 pc/kg

6.60

71/80 pc/kg

6.20

81/90 pc/kg

5.70

91/100 pc/kg

5.20

101/120 pc/kg

5.80

HOSO Flower shrimp (Penaeus monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

13.60

16/20 pc/kg

12.80

21/30 pc/kg

12.30

31/40 pc/kg

10.70

41/50 pc/kg

9.30

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, prices of frozen scarlet shrimp, frozen peeled prawn HLSO, frozen white prawn, frozen red prawn, fresh prawn and fresh shrimp increased in June, compared with May, due to a drop in supplies. There was also a rise in frozen cooked shrimp, because of a higher demand. Those of shrimp HLSO, frozen cooked prawn, frozen shrimper prawn and Tunisian shrimp declined, as a consequence of a lower demand. Prices of South American shrimp dropped due to the rise in supplies.

On Mercamadrid, in June, prices remained stable in all species, compared with the previous month.

Table 6: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
May-June 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

June

May

Frozen

Large scarlet shrimp

42.00

42.00

0

Small scarlet shrimp

22.00

22.00

0

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

32.50

32.50

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

HLSO prawn (tails)

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

Shrimp HLSO

12.02

12.02

0

Fresh

Large scarlet shrimp

 

42.50

-

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

 

28.50

-

Small scarlet shrimp

 

15.00

-

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

40.50

40.50

0

Grill prawn

30.50

30.50

0

Large cooked shrimp

23

23

0

Medium cooked shrimp

15.03

15.03

0

Fresh shrimp

48.00

48.00

0

Small shrimp

65.00

65.00

0

Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

In June, prices declined in the case of shrimp and increased in Spanish prawn, deepwater sea shrimp and prawn, due to lower supplies.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian ports,
May-June 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

June

May

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

5.79

7.90

5.55

7.54

4

5

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

5.07

9.10

4.89

9.10

4

0

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

8.84

11.98

5.28

9.23

67

30

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

18.22

20.74

19.64

21.53

-7

-4

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

United Kingdom

In April, the average price of shrimp and prawns increased by GBP 25.82/kg in the UK, due to a higher demand.

Table 8: Average prices at the UK,
March-April 2017, in £/t

Species

April

March

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

67.44

93.26

-28

 Source: Marine Management Organisation
Note: GBP= Pounds

Denmark

The average price of shrimp increased by EUR 5.56/kg on Danish markets, due to the higher demand.

Table 9: Average prices on Danish markets in EUR/kg

Species

June (EUR/kg)

May (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Shrimp

15.61

10.05

55

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Markets

European Union

Table 10: Imports of frozen prawn and shrimp by the EU,
January-April 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans, cold water, (Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon), cooked

1,024

2,956

9.39

11.46

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

1,325

1,634

9.96

12.25

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Pandalus spp.)

52,677

52,329

9.77

8.97

Other prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans, cooked

715

2,146

11.51

8.89

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

11,315

9,267

8.26

8.48

Shrimp of the Penaeus genus

244,934

201,304

9.20

10.24

Prawn of the Pandalidae family, except those of  Pandalus genus

568

1,177

11.29

12.22

Prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

122

268

21.15

11.21

Other prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

126,931

120,478

17.45

12.10

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 11: Exports of frozen prawn and shrimp by the EU,
January-April 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans, cold water, (Pandalus spp., Crangon crangon), cooked

108

367

12.43

16.85

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

5,944

9,029

34.76

20.61

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Pandalus spp.)

36,838

34,846

8.97

7.54

Other prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans, cooked

91

329

10.99

9.27

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

1,594

1,447

10.49

16.09

Shrimp of the Penaeus genus

22,544

32,580

9.87

10.45

Prawn of the Pandalidae family, except those of  Pandalus genus

3,447

2,737

17.10

34.47

Prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

2

6

12.01

23.02

Other prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

24,930

25,555

12.73

9.96

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina       

Inventories

Volumes of shrimp landed in June increased by 42%, considering registers until 22nd of June. It means a rise of 5,123 tonnes, compared with May.

Volumes landed increased 40%, compared with the same period last year. Prices also rose. In the first half of June, volumes of shrimp were over 70,000 tonnes. According to fleets, coastal vessels caught 38,010.2 tonnes, freezing shrimpers got 22,601.1 tonnes, fresh fish vessels reported 7,682.8 tonnes and those at bay registered 1,616.6 tonnes. Rawson has been the main port, reporting 34,042.9 tonnes. Export prices were at USD 6,431 /t in April. The main destination of these exports was Spain with 10,260 tonnes, followed by China with 4,930 tonnes.

Table 12: Volumes of shrimp and prawn landed at Argentine ports,
in tonnes, through 22 June 2017

Month/Species

Shrimp

Prawn

January

16,290

11

February

12,529

16

March

7,314

19

April

4,534

14

May

12,062

35

June

17,184

0

Markets

Table 13: Exports of shrimp, April 2017

HS

Item

April 2017

Cumulative through 30 April 2017

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price in USD/t

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price

0306.17.10.210C

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

74

503

6.782

-62.8%

-50.3%

33.6%

0306.17.10.290D

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

2,225

14,284

6.419

-36.6%

-30.1%

10.3%

Total HOSO shrimp

2,299

14,786

6,431

-34.5%

-27.6%

10.5%

0306.17.90.11

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

319

2,557

8.023

7.5%

12.5%

4.7%

0306.17.90.91

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

3,707

24,316

6.559

17.2%

24.7%

6.5%

Total Exc HOSO shrimp

4,026

26,873

6,675

16.3%

23.5%

6.1%

Total shrimp

6,325

41,659

6,587

-9.2%

-1.3%

8.8%

Source: Fishery Economy Directorate, based on information from the INDEC

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By Juan Murias

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