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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, December 14, 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 increased by over 5 tonnes, during ovember 2017. The most significant rises were those in frozen shrimper prawn, frozen red prawn and frozen cooked shrimp. The main drops were registered in frozen South American shrimp, frozen Tunisian shrimp and frozen cooked prawn.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of most species of prawn and shrimp increased by 27 tonnes. Supplies of frozen species increased by 10 tonnes and so did fresh ones by 16 tonnes. The most significant rise was reported by fresh shrimp, frozen small and medium shrimp.

Table 1: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

November

October

Total of frozen products

680,715

670,108

2

Large scarlet shrimp

754

533

41

Small scarlet shrimp

418

295

42

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

505

355

42

Large HOSO prawn

13,910

16,665

-17

Medium HOSO prawn

111,308

133,302

-16

Small HOSO prawn

139,136

166,627

-16

HLSO prawn (tails)

13,910

16,665

-17

Cooked shrimp

260,507

218,189

19

Large shrimp

32,061

26,854

19

Medium shrimp

60,115

50,350

19

Small shrimp

40,077

33,565

19

Shrimp HLSO

8,014

6,708

19

Total fresh products

40,034

23,533

70

Large scarlet shrimp

82

329

-75

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

146

580

-75

Small scarlet shrimp

182

736

-75

Rice prawn

10,104

6,058

67

Large cooked prawn

2,525

1,513

67

Medium cooked prawn

3,791

2,270

67

Huge prawn

1,262

757

67

Grill prawn

7,581

4,545

67

Large cooked shrimp

634

289

119

Medium cooked shrimp

9,541

4,380

118

Fresh shrimp

2,544

1,168

118

Small shrimp

1,642

908

81

General total

720,749

693,641

4

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, in November, volumes landed increased by 79 tonnes. The main ports were Corigliano Calabro, San Benedetto del Tronto and Ancona.

Table 2: Volume landed at Italian ports

Species

Volume in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Nov (t)

November

October

%  variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% variation

Prawn

4

4

18

10

10

2

Deepwater sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

58

32

79

76

59

28

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

8

3

166

11

8

27

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

70

23

210

15

36

-59

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

United Kingdom

In September 2017, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, rose by21 tonnes. The main port was Kings Lynn in England, with 32 tonnes.

Table 3: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volume in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Sep (t)

September

August

% variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% variation

Shrimp and prawn

45

23

91

323

243

33

Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

Volumes of shrimp supplies on Danish markets dropped by 225 kg in November, compared with the previous month. All auctions were carried out at the market of Hanstholm.

Table 4: Volumes landed on Danish markets

Species

Volume in 2017 (Kg)

November

October

% variation

Shrimp

30

255

-88

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Prices

Spain

Prics in origin of Argentine prawn, Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon remained the same, according to known supplies

Table 5: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, October 2017

Product

Count

Price (EUR/Kg)

HOSO Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1  10/20 pc/kg

10.45

L2  21/30 pc/kg

9.20

L3  31/40 pc/kg

8.10

L4  41/50 pc/kg

7.10

L5  51/60 pc/kg

6.50

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

9.70

31/40 pc/kg

9.20

41/50 pc/kg

7.30

51/60 pc/kg

7.20

61/70 pc/kg

6.70

71/80 pc/kg

6.30

81/90 pc/kg

5.90

91/100 pc/kg

5.40

101/120 pc/kg

5.10

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

In November, the main variations in prices on Mercabarna were the increases in fresh shrimp prawn, frozen scarlet shrimp, frozen red prawn, fresh shrimp and frozen Tunisian shrimp.

On Mercamadrid, in November, prices remained stable in all frozen species, compared with the previous month. Those of giant prawn and grill prawn increased.

Table 6: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
October-November 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

November

October

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

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

45.50

40.50

12

Grill prawn

32.50

30.50

7

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 November, prices increased for the main species analysed. The most important one was that in Penaeus shrimp and Spanish prawn.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian port,
October-November 2017, in EUR/kg.

Product

November

October

% variation

Min price

Max price

Min price

Max price

Min price

Max price

Prawn

4.82

7.28

1.75

4.38

175

66

Deepwater sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

3.51

7.99

3.01

6.34

17

26

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

6.79

10.70

2.52

4.76

170

125

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

13.50

17.89

8.76

12.23

54

46

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

United Kingdom

The average price of shrimp and prawn increased by GBP 1.60/kg at UK ports in September, due to a higher demand.

Table 8: Average prices in the UK,
August-September 2017, in £/tm.

Species

September

August

% variation

Shrimp and prawn

12.64

11.04

14

Source: Marine Management Organisation
Note: GBP = Pounds

Denmark

The average price of shrimp decined by EUR 0.70/kg on Denish markets, due to the lower demand.

Table 9: Average price on Danish markets, in EUR/kg.

Species

November (EUR/kg)

October (EUR/kg)

% variation

Shrimp

10.05

10.75

-7

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

MARKETS

European Union

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

Product

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

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

 

2,505

 

10.25

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

3,039

1,309

10.96

12.53

Frozen prawn, shrimp of cold water (Pandalus spp.)

77,101

46,243

8.90

9.16

Frozen smoked shrimp and prawn

 

2,124

 

7.81

Frozen deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

20,225

9,418

8.31

8.24

Frozen shrimp of the Penaeus genus

433,330

231,695

9.14

9.45

Frozen prawn of the Pandalidae family, except those of  Pandalus genus

1,010

1,105

9.54

11.92

Frozen prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

70

357

14.02

11.11

Other frozen prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

198,009

116,029

17.03

11.43

Total

732,784

410,784

11.23

9.96

 Source: Eurostat (Datos provisionales)

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

Product

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

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

 

317

 

13

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

7,237

6,479

13.09

19

Frozen prawn, shrimp of cold water (Pandalus spp.)

69,009

31,459

9.97

8

Frozen smoked shrimp and prawn

 

243

 

10

Frozen deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

2,474

1,579

9.40

12

Frozen shrimp of the Penaeus genus

42,076

25,842

10.40

10

Frozen prawn of the Pandalidae family, except those of  Pandalus genus

4,771

3,140

10.54

10

Frozen prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

12

6

10.19

18

Other frozen prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

37,827

23,329

12.95

11

Total

163,405

92,394

10.92

10.15

 Source: Eurostat (Datos provisionales)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina       

Inventories

Volumes of shrimp landed in November dropped by 10,000 tonnes. However, so far this year, volumes have increased by 59,000 tonnes, compared with the previous month. Puerto Madryn and Puerto Deseado were still the main ports as regards volumes.

Table 12: Volumes of shrimp and prawn landed
at Argentine ports, in tonnes
.

Species

Volume in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume January/November (t)

November

October

% variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% variation

Prawn

3

4

-24

125

72

73

Shrimp

13,269

23,956

-45

218,278

159,228

37

MARKETS

According to the report provided by the National Fishery Planning Directorate, the price of shrimp increased on that of the previous month. This means a rise of 1.9% from those of the same month in the previous year.

Table 13: Exports of shrimp, August 2017

HS

Item

September 2017

Cumulative in 2017
(through 09/30)

t

Thousands of U$S

Average price U$S/t

t

Thousands of U$S

Average price

0306.17.10.210C

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

69

490

7,085

873

5,533

6,335

0306.17.10.290D

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

19,251

123,953

6,439

84,629

535,310

6,325

Total HOSO shrimp

19,320

124,443

6,369

85,502

540,843

6,325

0306.17.90.11

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

743

6,210

8,356

4,007

32,370

8,079

0306.17.90.91

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

7,438

51,166

6,879

44,132

293,898

6,660

Exc HOSO shrimp HOSO

8,181

57,376

7,013

48,138

326,268

6,778

Total shrimp

27,501

181,819

6,611

133,641

867,110

6,488

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

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By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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