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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, March 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. AMÉRIC2. SOUTH AMERICAA DEL SUR
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, supuplies of shrimp and prawn declined in the case of frozen shrimper prawn, frozen cooked shrimp, frozen prawn and fresh shrimp in February 2017. Those of the rest of species increased. The most significant increases were those in frozen South American prawn, frozen red prawn, frozen white prawn and frozen scarlet shrimp.

Table 1: Volumes on the wholesale market of Mercabarna

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

February 2017

January 2017

Frozen

Frozen prawn

6,485

7,030

-8

Frozen scarlet shrimp

5,116

4,015

27

Frozen shrimp HLSO

19,694

18,334

7

Frozen shrimp, PUD prawn HLSO

4,489

4,469

0

Frozen white prawn

9,789

7,251

35

Frozen cooked/salted prawn

7,015

6,461

9

Frozen shrimper prawn

48,780

53,116

-8

Frozen red prawn

26,855

22,629

19

Cooked frozen shrimp

14,663

15,757

-7

Frozen South American shrimp

18,077

12,428

45

Frozen Tunisian shrimp

15,820

15,341

3

Fresh

Fresh prawn

12,811

11,747

9

Fresh cooked shrimp packed in atmosphere

658

490

34

Fresh shrimp

1,503

2,715

-45

General total

191,755

181,783

5

 Source: Mercabarna

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of shrimp declined and those of Spanish prawn, prawn and deepwater sea shrimp increased during February. The main ports were San Benedetto de Tronto, Ancona and Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes traded at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (kg)

Cumulative volume (kg)

February

January

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Prawn

6,567

3,673

79

10,241

9,515

8

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

50,956

28,881

76

79,837

59,416

34

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

6,924

3,850

80

10,774

8,363

29

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

7,086

8,617

-18

15,704

36,410

-57

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

United Kingdom

In December 2016, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, declined by 90 tonnes compared with the previous month. All volumen landed came from the national fleet. The main ports were Kings Lynn with 663 tonnes and Boston with 76 tonnes.

Table 3: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volumes in 2016 (t)

Volumes accumulated (t) – January/December 2016

December

November

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

130

220

-41

806

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Prices

Spain

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

Table 4: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, 28.02.17

Product

Size

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 February, prices of most species increased from those of the previous month, mainly due to a rise in demand. The most significant increases were those in fresh prawn, frozen shrimp HLSO and frozen white prawn.

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 5: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercabarna,
January-February 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

February 2017

January 2017

Frozen

Frozen prawn

9.61

7.42

30

Frozen scarlet shrimp

38.87

44.26

-12

Frozen shrimp HLSO

14.43

11.50

25

Frozen shrimp, PUD prawn HLSO

11.98

10.96

9

Frozen white prawn

11.00

8.96

23

Frozen cooked/salted prawn

11.50

10.09

14

Frozen shrimper prawn

7.92

7.75

2

Frozen red prawn

26.05

21.85

19

Cooked frozen shrimp

8.92

8.92

0

Frozen South American shrimp

7.34

7.24

1

Frozen Tunisian shrimp

19.35

15.74

23

Fresh

Fresh prawn

56.56

44.39

27

Fresh cooked shrimp packed in atmosphere

9.50

9.50

0

Fresh shrimp

24.50

20.09

22

General total

18.40

16.33

13

 Source: Mercabarna

Italy

In January, prices of deepwater sea shrimp dropped because of a rise in supplies. That of shrimp increased due to the decline in supplies. That of prawn and Spanish prawn also rose due to the higher demand.

Table 6: Average prices at Italian first-sale ports,
January-February 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

February

January

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

6.35

8.12

5.50

7.77

15

4

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

4.79

9.43

5.16

9.61

-7

-2

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

7.15

12.82

6.85

12.51

4

2

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

17.38

21.39

12.78

15.93

36

34

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

United Kingdom

In December, the average price of shrimp and prawns increased by £ 128/t in the UK, due to a drop in supplies. However, in both cases they were above the annual average price.

Table 7: Average prices at the UK,
November and December 2016, in £/t

Species

Value in 2016 (£/t)

Average price – January-December 2016 (£/t)

December

November

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

4,208

4,080

3

3,581

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Markets

European Union

Table 8: Imports of prawn and shrimp, different from deepwater
rose shrimp, of genus
Penaeus spp, genus Pandalus and
genus
Crangon, frozen, by the EU,
between January and November 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Argentina

84,929

60,684

5.88

6.13

India

23,289

19,715

5.26

5.87

China

19,543

21,144

4.57

4.81

Spain

8,962

4,812

7.41

7.54

Bangladesh

4,766

5,364

15.10

14.19

Netherlands

3,677

1,588

7.01

7.83

Belgium

3,492

1,748

7.08

7.93

Surinam

2,721

1,689

4.48

4.51

Morocco

1,489

1,211

20.66

19.49

Mozambique

1,219

1,308

8.86

7.52

Vietnam

717

1,312

6.96

7.61

Denmark

1,115

566

7.51

9.06

Nigeria

735

925

4.66

4.39

Greece

1,391

149

5.27

6.77

Italy

993

490

7.10

6.17

Madagascar

875

589

6.19

6.00

Thailand

667

755

7.55

10.22

Germany

776

530

10.29

10.47

Indonesia

574

663

5.59

6.80

United Kingdom

866

324

9.40

9.95

Angola

554

613

13.40

13.32

Portugal

587

429

8.20

6.07

Ecuador

331

674

5.58

5.23

Senegal

507

443

10.04

9.87

France

554

254

9.14

9.43

Guyana

381

372

3.88

4.52

Sweden

320

88

4.85

4.04

Pakistan

179

135

5.04

5.15

Ireland

139

149

14.94

9.21

Algeria

118

148

15.23

13.05

Tunisia

92

141

12.15

6.70

Other (48)

815

725

9.61

10.06

Total

167,374

129,736

6.31

6.57

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 9: Exports of prawn and shrimp, different from deepwater
rose shrimp, of genus
Penaeus spp, genus Pandalus and
genus
Crangon, frozen, by the EU,
between January and November 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Spain

10,629

9,879

6.28

6.00

Italy

8,370

2,573

7.45

7.81

Germany

2,596

1,267

8.91

10.09

France

2,151

1,040

8.62

9.31

Portugal

1,993

515

7.51

8.57

Belgium

1,263

481

6.84

7.78

Greece

818

313

6.38

7.65

Morocco

618

513

6.40

5.59

Ireland

626

407

9.39

9.20

Netherlands

620

221

7.54

10.61

Poland

511

147

7.58

7.78

United Kingdom

373

170

9.99

11.68

China

371

65

5.98

8.22

Denmark

205

192

8.12

8.89

Norway

208

142

5.75

8.21

Angola

173

157

8.69

8.78

United States

298

27

10.23

19.47

Cyprus

224

84

6.24

10.39

Thailand

280

18

5.92

4.52

Austria

190

84

11.60

11.96

Malta

169

81

6.21

5.38

Sweden

128

108

7.91

7.56

Vietnam

59

165

8.49

13.42

Luxembourg

130

82

10.76

11.88

Switzerland

79

116

11.95

11.14

Ceuta

66

71

7.66

6.57

Albany

77

34

6.62

8.59

Bulgaria

48

43

7.75

7.87

Slovenia

79

12

9.48

9.27

Czech Republic

52

38

8.32

8.91

Croatia

66

23

7.22

7.12

Other (100)

771

564

11.49

11.51

Total

34,242

19,631

7.40

7.42

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

At Argentine ports, in January and February 2017, volumes of prawn reported 24,687 tonnes, up 36% on those registered during the same period last year. The main port was Rawson. The total volume registered in 2016 amounted to 172,000 tonnes.

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