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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
 

 

This report focuses on catch volumes and harvests of different species of shrimp and prawns in Spain, 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 Spain – 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 Spain

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

Inventories

Spain

On Mercamadrid, during week 34, incoming volumes of fresh prawn declined and those of frozen prawn and fresh and frozen shrimp increased. The most important variation was the rise in frozen cooked shrimp, by almost 30 tonnes.

Table 1: Incoming volumes into Mercamadrid,
weeks 34 and 33

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 34

Week 33

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

2,463

2,127

16

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

19,705

17,016

16

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

24,632

21,270

16

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

2,463

2,127

16

Frozen

Cooked shrimp

50,748

21,184

140

Frozen

Large shrimp

6,245

2,607

140

Frozen

Medium shrimp

11,711

4,888

140

Frozen

Small shrimp

7,807

3,259

140

Fresh

Rice prawn

5,183

7,037

-26

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

1,152

1,565

-26

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

2,304

3,127

-26

Fresh

Huge prawn

575

781

-26

Fresh

Grill prawn

2,304

3,127

-26

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

5,469

2,592

111

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

1,458

691

111

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of prawn declined and those of shrimp increased during week 34. The most important variation was the drop reported by Spanish prawn. The main volumes were reported at the port of Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 34 and 33, in kg

Species

Week 34

Week 33

% of variation

Prawn

618

174

256

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

2,826

3,328

-15

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

553

1,602

-65

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

152

49

210

 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. Those of Penaeus monodon increased.

Table 3: DDP Spain prices for shrimp,
through 25 August

Product

Count

Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1 - 10/20 pc/kg

8.50

L2 - 21/30 pc/kg

7.80

L3 - 31/40 pc/kg

7.00

L4 - 41/50 pc/kg

6.00

L5 - 51/60 pc/kg

5.50

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

10.90

31/40 pc/kg

10.50

41/50 pc/kg

8.20

51/60 pc/kg

7.70

61/70 pc/kg

7.40

71/80 pc/kg

7.10

81/90 pc/kg

6.50

91/100 pc/kg

6.30

101/120 pc/kg

6.00

HOSO Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus Monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

14.00

16/20 pc/kg

13.80

21/30 pc/kg

11.50

31/40 pc/kg

9.50

41/50 pc/kg

8.50

Source: FIS.com

On the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, prices remained stable during week 34, compared with those of week 29.

Table 4: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
weeks 33 and 34

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 34

Week 33

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

38.00

38.00

0

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

24.04

24.04

0

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

12.02

12.02

0

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

10.22

10.22

0

Frozen

Cooked shrimp

6.91

6.91

0

Frozen

Large shrimp

22.84

22.84

0

Frozen

Medium shrimp

16.83

16.83

0

Frozen

Small shrimp

10.22

10.22

0

Fresh

Rice prawn

9.92

9.92

0

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

28.85

28.85

0

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

18.03

18.03

0

Fresh

Huge prawn

60.00

60.00

0

Fresh

Grill prawn

30.05

30.05

0

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

15.03

15.03

0

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

30.00

30.00

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, prices of Spanish prawn declined due to the lower demand and those of shrimp increased because of a higher demand. That of deepwater rose shrimp rose due to the lower demand.

Table 5: Average prices at Italian ports,
week 34 and 33, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 34

Week 33

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

8,10

13,38

2,74

11,14

196

20

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

9,36

15,21

8,24

14,47

14

5

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

13,07

22,96

15,92

20,59

-18

12

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

21,41

22,91

18,54

21,93

15

4

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

Markets

European Union

Table 6: Imports of frozen prawn (Pandalus spp.)
by the European Union, January-May 2014/2013

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

72

262

6.25

4.92

Belgium

0

75

-

7.15

Bulgaria

0

133

-

2.99

Cyprus

0

2

-

8.52

Denmark

15,003

20,868

2.61

2.78

Slovaquia

0

2

-

8.54

Slovenia

0

3

-

6.09

Spain

248

713

5.43

5.22

Estonia

451

837

3.66

3.45

Finland

0

99

-

5.34

France

744

517

4.69

4.50

Greece

0

65

-

5.97

Hungary

0

5

-

5.02

Ireland

32

124

17.61

4.68

Italy

2

405

15.19

6.01

Letonia

69

84

3.34

5.05

Lithuania

43

52

3.52

2.80

Luxembourg

0

26

-

7.11

Malta

0

7

-

6.24

Netherlands

6

33

20.61

7.06

Poland

24

597

3.22

1.77

Portugal

335

230

6.42

5.65

United Kingdom

57

510

5.32

7.44

Czech Republic

42

72

5.63

5.30

Romania

0

8

-

7.83

Sweden

115

5,766

6.73

4.59

Average Total

17,241

31,492

7.35

5.46

 Source: Eurostat

Table 7: Exports of frozen prawn (Pandalus spp.)
by the European Union, January-May 2014/2013

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

6

59

15.43

8.34

Belgium

0

86

-

7.19

Denmark

8,844

20,635

3.88

3.66

Slovenia

0

0

-

-

Spain

171

537

6.59

5.37

Estonia

260

975

2.91

3.54

Finland

0

2

-

10.46

France

531

454

2.87

3.66

Greece

0

1

-

8.10

Ireland

38

68

17.32

9.63

Italy

0

48

-

7.45

Letonia

10

27

3.90

4.96

Lithuania

1

2

9.35

5.95

Luxembourg

0

0

-

20.55

Netherlands

51

68

6.91

6.53

Portugal

1

7

7.80

6.94

United Kingdom

36

95

6.80

6.21

Czech Republic

28

72

1.76

1.84

Sweden

78

266

6.95

5.72

Average Total

10,053

23,401

7.11

6.98

 Source: Eurostat.

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1.2 Iceland

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Statistics Iceland informed that, in July 2014, shrimp catch volumes from Icelandic vessels reached 635,617 kg, down 30% on those of the previous month and up 27% on those of July 2013.

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

(*) 2014 : through 31 July
(*) Only values of  2014
Source: Statistics Iceland

In the first seven months of 2014, they caught 5,353,175 kg of Icelandic vessels, down 34% on those of the same period in the previous year.

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

Source: Statistics Iceland

Exports

Statistics Iceland informed that in July 2014 exports reported 992.6 tonnes of shrimp worth USD 9.87 million FOB corrected currency, at an average price of USD 9.95/kg FOB.

Table 8: Shrimp exports, June 2014

Shrimp

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

All products

992.6

1,014.7

-2%

9.87

8.41

17%

Source: Statistics Iceland

If the figures of June are confirmed, during the first six months of 2014, they will have exported 4,444.2 tonnes of this shrimp, worth USD 42.4 million FOB, corrected currency, at an average price of USD 9.53/kg FOB.

Table 9: Shrimp exports, January-June 2014

Shrimp

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

All products

4,444.2

4,248.3

5%

42.4

35.8

18%

Source: Statistics Iceland

In June 2014 Icelandic vessels caught 4,718 tonnes of shrimp and exported 4,444.2 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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2. LATIN AMERICA

2.1 Argentina

Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

Catch volumes

According to preliminary figures of the SAGPyA, in July 2013 they landed 12,232.9 tonnes of shrimp, down 21% on those landed in the previous month and down 9% on that of a year before.

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

(*) 2014: through 31 July
(*) Only values of  2014

If the figures of July are confirmed, during the first seven months of 2014 they will have caught 48,253.4 tonnes of this species, up 26% on those of the same period in 2013.

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

Source: SAGPyA

Prices and markets

According to the National Customs Administration (ANA), in July 2014 exports reached 6,276.2 tonnes of shrimp in all its presentations and products worth almost USD 44.3 million.

These figures are up 10% in volume and 8% in FOB value on those reported in the previous month.

Table 10: Shrimp exports, July 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (thousands of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

HOSO

4,881

6,708

-27%

33,412

44,496

-25%

HLSO

1,153

605

91%

8,525

4,165

105%

PUD

242.6

77

214%

2,363.0

643

267%

Source: ANA

If these July figures are confirmed, during the first seven months of the year, they will have exported 28,230.7 tonnes, worth over USD 194.8 million FOB.

Table 11: Shrimp exports, January-July 2014

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (thousands of USD)

Var. Value

2014

2013

2014

2013

HOSO

20,288

18,184

12%

135,634

111,464

22%

HLSO

6,320

2,741

130.6%

44,048

17,233

156%

PUD

1,623

817

99%

15,108

6,774

123%

Source: ANA

Prices

In July 2014, with very good supplies and a fair demand, the lowest and highest prices of HOSO 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,
August 2014

Size (pc/kg)

Packing

Lowest

Highest

HOSO frozen

Price (USD/kg)

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

6.20

9.00

L2 - 20 - 30

"

5.90

8.41

L3  -30 - 40

"

5.00

7.91

L4 - 40 - 60

"

4.20

7.00

L5 - 60 - 80

"

Unquoted

Unquoted

L3 - 30 - 5+0

12 x  1 kg

5.00

5.00

HOSO, frozen

Precio (EUR/kg)

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

4.50

6.10

L2 - 20 - 30

"

4.30

5.84

L3  -30 - 40

"

3.86

5.00

L4 - 40 - 60

"

3.00

4.38

L5 - 60 - 80

"

Unquoted

Unquoted

HLSO, frozen

Precio (USD/kg)

30/55 pc x kg- on shore

6 x 2 kg

7.70

12.50

56/100 pc x kg- on shore

"

6.85

8.50

100/150 pc x kg- on shore

"

5.70

7.00

broken

"

5.00

10.20

U/15 pxlb

10 x 0,9072 kg

9.00

9.00

16/20 pcs x lb

"

8.78

8.78

21/25 pcs x lb

"

7.44

7.44

26/30 pcs x lb

"

6.70

6.70

Frozen HLSO

Price (EUR/kg)

30/55 pcs x kg

6 x 2 kg

4.68

7.00

56/100 pcs x kg

"

3.34

5.15

30/35 pcs x kg

12 x 300g

Unquoted

Unquoted

broken

6 x 2 kg

3.75

5.00

PUD, frozen on shore

Price (EUR/kg)

22/66 pxlb

24 x 500 g

6.80

6.80

67/132 pxlb

"

4.85

4.85

133/176 pxlb

"

3.30

3.30

broken

"

3.00

3.00

P&D frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

56/100 pcs x kg

12 x 1 kg

8.00

9.00

101/150 pcs x kg

"

6.50

8.00

40/70 pcs x kg

1 x 11.34

9.40

12.80

70/90 pcs x kg

"

8.25

10.10

PUD, frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

#1

12 x 1 kg

10.00

11.00

#2

"

8.82

9.50

#3

"

7.50

8.50

Broken

1 x 11,35 kg

6.25

7.00

Source: FIS.com

Graph 5: Distribution of exports of HOSO pink shrimp,
January-July 2014

Source: ANA

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By Ignacio Bayley Bustamante and Juan Murias

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