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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
 

 

This report focuses on catch volumes and harvests of different species of shrimp and prawns in the EU, Iceland 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 pink shrimp, Argentine stiletto prawn, whiteleg shrimp, black tiger shrimp
1.2 Iceland – Northern prawn
 
2. LATIN AMERICA
2.1 Argentina – pink 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 the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, during week 30, offers of frozen prawn declined and those of frozen shrimp, fresh prawns and shrimps increased. The most important rise was that in fresh rice prawn and the most significant drop was that in frozen small prawn.

Table 1: Incoming volumes into Mercamadrid,
weeks 30 and 29

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 30

Week 29

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

398

1,632

-76

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

3,184

13,065

-76

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

3,980

16,331

-76

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

398

1,632

-76

Frozen

Cooked shrimp

29,169

26,769

9

Frozen

Large shrimp

3,589

3,294

9

Frozen

Medium shrimp

6,730

6,177

9

Frozen

Small shrimp

4,487

4,119

9

Fresh

Rice prawn

6,249

1,197

422

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

1,389

266

422

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

2,777

532

422

Fresh

Huge prawn

695

132

427

Fresh

Grill prawn

2,777

532

422

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

2,902

2,479

17

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

775

661

17

 Source: Mercamadrid

On Mercabarna, during week 29, supplies of frozen Tunisian shrimp and frozen prawn declined. Those of frozen white prawn, frozen shrimp HLSO, fresh shrimp and frozen South American shrimp increased. The latter did so very slightly.

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 30, volumes of shrimp declined and those of Spanish prawn, prawn and deepwater sea shrimp increased. The main volumes were reported at the port of Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 30 and 29, in kg

Species

Week 30

Week 29

% of variation

Prawn

639

520

23

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

5,437

5,342

2

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

1,622

817

99

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

366

1,273

-71

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

Prices

Spain

On Spanish first-sale markets, the prices of Argentine prawn, Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon remained stable.

Table 3: DDP Spain prices of shrimp, through 28 July

Product

Count

Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1 - 10/20 pc/kg

8.30

L2 - 21/30 pc/kg

7.80

L3 - 31/40 pc/kg

7.60

L4 - 41/50 pc/kg

7.40

L5 -  51/60 pc/kg

7.10

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

9.90

31/40 pc/kg

9.70

41/50 pc/kg

9.00

51/60 pc/kg

8.00

61/70 pc/kg

7.00

71/80 pc/kg

6.60

81/90 pc/kg

6.50

91/100 pc/kg

6.30

101/120 pc/kg

5.00

HOSO Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus Monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

10.50

16/20 pc/kg

10.00

21/30 pc/kg

9.50

31/40 pc/kg

9.00

41/50 pc/kg

8.00

Source: FIS.com

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, prices remained stable during week 30, compared with those of week 29.

On Mercabarna, during week 29, the price of frozen Tunisian shrimp and frozen prawn declined due to the lower demand. Those of frozen white prawn and frozen South American shrimp also dropped, to a lesser externt, due to a rise in supplies. That of fresh shrimp rose due to the higher demand. The average price of shrimp HLSO remained stable.

Table 4: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercabarna,
weeks 29 and 28

Species

Week 29

Week 28

% of variation

Frozen prawn

7.77

8.00

-2.9

Frozen shrimp HLSO

12.00

12.00

0.0

Frozen white prawn

6.90

6.96

-0.9

Fresh shrimp

18.89

18.46

2.3

Frozen South American shrimp

6.96

7.00

-0.6

Frozen Tunisian shrimp

15.38

16.00

-3.9

 Source: Mercabarna

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, prices of prawn, shrimp and Spanish prawn declined. Those of deepwater sea shrimp increased.

Table 5: Average prices at Italian ports,
week 30 and 29, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 30

Week 29

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

6.11

8.05

6.76

8.72

-10

-8

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

8.20

12.06

7.88

12.32

4

-2

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

13.89

24.21

19.71

25.16

-30

-4

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

16.95

19.38

18.46

20.33

-8

-5

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

Markets

European Union

Table 6: Imports of frozen shrimp (Penaeus spp.)
by the European Union, January-April 2013/2014

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

2,791

6,865

9.32

7.29

Belgium

8,790

8,735

9.23

6.13

Bulgaria

6

18

6.93

6.22

Cyprus

195

133

8.04

6.41

Denmark

985

1,387

7.95

5.95

Slovaquia

0

24

-

2.85

Slovenia

0

18

-

5.81

Spain

11,681

11,263

6.29

4.89

Estonia

15

8

10.02

7.37

Finland

0

64

-

8.36

France

17,636

23,236

7.48

5.62

Greece

523

830

6.33

5.94

Hungary

10

18

9.09

7.62

Ireland

100

125

11.16

7.71

Italy

6,004

8,701

7.06

5.40

Letonia

3

84

8.33

6.10

Lithuania

9

46

9.60

5.93

Luxembourg

 0

125

-

8.07

Malta

0

18

-

3.69

Netherlands

4,321

5,112

7.56

5.91

Poland

324

567

8.03

6.05

Portugal

2,186

2,038

6.96

5.73

United Kingdom

7,596

7,805

10.25

7.02

Czech Republic

284

34

1.22

8.12

Romania

1

71

11.04

6.39

Sweden

207

529

10.76

7.31

Average Total

63,666

77,854

8.22

6.30

 Source: Eurostat

Table 7: Exports of frozen shrimp (Penaeus spp.)
by the European Union, January-April 2013/2014

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

72

2,024

10.31

7.61

Belgium

78

5,907

9.97

6.57

Bulgaria

0

3

-

6.57

Cyprus

0

8

-

6.55

Croatia

4

0

8.50

 

Denmark

76

1,509

10.84

6.66

Slovaquia

0

2

-

3.95

Spain

47

5,241

6.52

5.52

Estonia

3

4

10.22

7.10

Finland

0

0

-

-

France

1,077

1,495

9.17

7.98

Greece

0

20

-

5.65

Hungary

0

1

-

5.25

Italy

26

139

10.03

6.71

Letonia

4

5

10.09

6.55

Lithuania

1

12

10.53

6.45

Luxembourg

0

1

-

41.05

Netherlands

112

2,856

6.42

7.58

Poland

4

63

9.93

4.25

Portugal

148

138

8.16

4.77

United Kingdom

200

468

10.44

7.09

Czech Republic

2

16

15.80

2.49

Sweden

2

71

11.09

7.62

Average Total

1,856

19,980

9.88

7.85

 Source: Eurostat

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1.2 Iceland

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Statistics Iceland informed that, in June 2014, shrimp catch volumes from Icelandic vessels reached 908,898 kg, down 39% on those of the previous month and down 4% on those of June 2013.

Graph 1: Monthly evolution of shrimp catch volumes,
January-December 2011/2014 (*), in tonnes

(*) 2014: Through 30 June
(*) Only values of  2014
Source: Statistics Iceland

In the first six months of 2014, they caught 4,717,558 kg with Icelandic vessels, down 38% on those of the same period in the previous year.

Graph 2: Shrimp catch volumes, January-June 2010/2014,
in tonnes and its percentage variation

Source: Statistics Iceland

Exports

Statistics Iceland informed that in May 2014 exports reported 921.5 tonnes of shrimp worth USD 9.27 million FOB corrected currency, at an average price of USD 10.06/kg FOB.

Table 8: Shrimp exports, May 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

All products

921.5

899.8

2%

9.27

7.86

18%

Source: Statistics Iceland

If the figures of May are confirmed, during the first five months of 2014, they will have exported 3,451.6 tonnes of this shrimp, worth USD 32.5 million FOB, corrected currency, at an average price of USD 9.41/kg FOB.

Table 9: Shrimp exports, January-May 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

All products

3,451.6

3,233.6

7%

32.5

27.2

20%

Source: Statistics Iceland

In January-May 2014 Icelandic vessels caught 3,809 tonnes of shrimp and exported 3,451.6 tonnes of shrimp and shrimp products.

The difference was due to the volumes from the foreign fleet at Icelandic ports, directly from Russian, Norwegian, Denmark, Germany, Greenland-flagged vessels and others, according to the official statistics of the country.  

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3. LATIN AMERICA

3.1 Argentina

Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

Catch volumes

According to preliminary figures of the SAGPyA, in June 2013 they landed 3,209.9 tonnes of shrimp, up 33% on those landed in the previous month and down 73% on that of a year before.

Graph 3: Shrimp landed volumes, January-December 2011-2014(*),
in thousands of tonnes

(*) 2014: Through 30 June
(*) Only values of  2014

If the figures of June are confirmed, during the first six months of 2014 they will have caught 22,962.5 tonnes of this species, up 3% on those of the same period in 2013.

Graph 4: Monthly landed volumes of shrimp,
January-June
 2011/2014, in thousands of tonnes

Source: SAGPyA

Prices and markets

According to the National Customs Administration (ANA), in June 2014 exports reached 5,689.0 tonnes of shrimp in all its presentations worth almost USD 40.8 million.

These figures are up 80% in volume and FOB value on those reported in the previous month.

Table 10: Shrimp exports, June 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Variation Volume

FOB Value (thousands of USD)

Variation Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

Whole

4,867

4,742

3%

34,237

32,414

6%

HLSO

595

359

66%

4,440

2,531

75%

PUD

226,8

14

16 times

2,166,2

120

18 times

Source: ANA

If these June figures are confirmed, during the first six months of the year, they will have exported 21,954.5 tonnes, worth over USD 150.5 million FOB.

Table 11: Shrimp exports, January-June 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (thousands of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

Whole

15,407

11,476

34%

102,222

66,968

53%

HLSO

5,167

2,136

142%

35,523

13,068

172%

PUD

1,380

740

87%

12,745

6,131

108%

Source: ANA

Graph 5: Distribution of exports of whole red shrimp,
January-June 2014

Source: ANA

Prices

In June 2014, with very good supplies and a fair demand, the lowest and highest prices of whole shrimp dropped slightly from those of the previous month. The prices of HLSO and PUD products reported no changes.

Table 12: Reference FOB prices for shrimp, July 2014

Size (pc/kg)

Packing

Price (USD/kg)

Lowest

Highest

Whole frozen

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

8.00

9.30

L2 - 20 - 30

"

7.00

8.35

L3  -30 - 40

"

6.00

8.00

L4 - 40 - 60

"

5.50

7.70

L5 - 60 - 80

"

5.00

5.20

L4 - 40 - 60

12 x  1 kg

1.20

1.20

L4 - 40 - 60

15 x 1 kg

1.20

1.20

L4  -40 - 60

10 x 800 g

1.20

1.20

Whole frozen

Price (EUR/kg)

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

4.50

6.00

L2 - 20 - 30

"

4.00

5.84

L3  -30 - 40

"

3.75

5.00

L4 - 40 - 60

"

3.00

4.10

L5 - 60 - 80

"

2.70

2.70

L2 - 20 - 30

6 x 1 kg

4.20

4.20

L3  -30 - 40

6 x 1 kg

4.20

4.20

L2 - 20 - 30

12 x 800 g

3.50

3.50

Frozen HLSO

Price (USD/kg)

30/55 pc x kg- on shore

6 x 2 kg

5.85

12.50

56/100 pc x kg- on shore

"

5.00

10.00

100/150 pc x kg- on shore

"

4.50

8.50

broken

"

4.00

7.75

U/15 pxlb

10 x 0,9072 kg

7.00

9.00

16/20 pcs x lb

"

6.70

8.78

21/25 pcs x lb

"

6.40

7.44

26/30 pcs x lb

"

6.00

6.70

Frozen HLSO

Price (EUR/kg)

30/55 pcs x kg

6 x 2 kg

5.00

6.20

56/100 pcs x kg

"

4.45

5.15

30/35 pcs x kg

12 x 300g

5.00

5.00

broken

6 x 2 kg

3.30

4.45

PUD, frozen on shore

Price (EUR/kg)

20/40 pxlb

12 x 1 kg

6.80

6.80

40/60 pxlb

"

6.00

6.00

22/66 pxlb

24 x 500 g

6.80

6.80

67/132 pxlb

"

4.85

4.85

121/160 pxlb

"

3.30

3.30

broken

"

3.00

3.00

large

1 x 10 kg

7.50

7.50

small

"

7.00

7.00

P&D, frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

56/00 pcs x kg

12 x 1 kg

9.00

90.00

101/150 pcs x kg

"

6.50

6.50

PUD, frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

#1

12 x 1 kg

9.00

 

#2

"

8.00

 

#3

"

7.50

 

21/40

1 x 11.35 kg

11.00

 

40/70

"

10.58

 

CP1 - 30/55 pxkg

12 x 1 kg

11.00

 

CP2  - 56/100 pxkg

"

9.00

 

CP3 - 101/150 pxkg

"

6.50

 

CPR - broken

"

6.00

 

Source: FIS.com

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By Ignacio Bayley Bustamante and Juan Murias

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