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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
 
 
 

 

This report focuses on catch volumes and harvests of different species of shrimp and prawns in the EU and the US. 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
 
2. LATIN AMERICA
2.1 United States – Black tiger shrimp, Indian white shrimp, flower shrimp, pink shrimp, whiteleg shrimp, northern shrimp and others
 

 

 

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 11, volumes of frozen prawn rose and those of frozen shrimp, fresh prawns and shrimps declined. The most important decline was reported by the frozen cooked shrimp.

Table 1: Incoming volumes into Mercamadrid,
weeks 10 and 11

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 11

Week 10

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

4,125

3,259

27

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

33,012

26,063

27

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

41,265

32,580

27

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

4,125

3,259

27

Frozen

Cooked shrimp

37,805

59,671

-37

Frozen

Large shrimp

4,654

7,344

-37

Frozen

Medium shrimp

8,723

13,771

-37

Frozen

Small shrimp

5,817

9,180

-37

Fresh

Rice prawn

5,114

6,231

-18

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

1,136

1,386

-18

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

2,273

2,769

-18

Fresh

Huge prawn

568

692

-18

Fresh

Grill prawn

2,273

2,769

-18

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

123

5,350

-98

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

33

1,427

-98

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, volumes of prawn and deepwater sea shrimp increased during week 11. Those of Spanish prawn and shrimp declined. The main ports were San Benedetto de Tronto, Corigliano Calabro and Aci Trezza.

Table 2: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 11 and 10, in kg

Species

Week 11

Week 10

% of variation

Prawn

1,097

1,044

5

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

6,840

6,132

12

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

673

992

-32

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

1,292

2,113

-39

 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, compared with the previous offers.

Table 3: DDP Spain prices of shrimp, through 23 March

Product

Count
Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1 - 10/20 pc/kg

9.50

L2 - 21/30 pc/kg

8.30

L3 - 31/40 pc/kg

7.80

L4 - 41/50 pc/kg

7.10

L5 - 51/60 pc/kg

6.00

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

10.00

31/40 pc/kg

9.60

41/50 pc/kg

8.80

51/60 pc/kg

7.90

61/70 pc/kg

7.30

71/80 pc/kg

6.80

81/90 pc/kg

6.50

91/100 pc/kg

6.10

101/120 pc/kg

6.00

HOSO Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus Monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

10.70

16/20 pc/kg

9.60

21/30 pc/kg

6.50

31/40 pc/kg

5.80

41/50 pc/kg

5.60

Source: FIS.com

On Mercamadrid, during week 11, prices remained stable in all prawn and shrimp presentations.

Table 4: Average prices on the wholesale market
of Mercamadrid, weeks 11 and 10

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 11

Week 10

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

39.07

39.07

0

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

25.24

25.24

0

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

13.50

13.50

0

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

12.02

12.02

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

10.50

10.50

0

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

27.00

27.00

0

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

14.50

14.50

0

Fresh

Huge prawn

46.00

46.00

0

Fresh

Grill prawn

32.00

32.00

0

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

15.03

15.03

0

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

42.50

42.50

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

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

Table 5: Average prices at Italian ports, week 11 and 10, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 11

Week 10

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

8.84

11.72

9.37

11.53

-6

2

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

6.72

10.19

7.15

10.81

-6

-6

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

6.42

13.25

10.13

18.54

-37

-29

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

19.23

22.81

18.93

24.02

2

-5

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

Markets

European Union

Table 6: Imports of frozen deepwater pink shrimp
(Parapenaeus longirostris),
January-December 2014/2013

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

0

5

16.20

8.24

Belgium

120

74

4.05

5.84

Bulgaria

0

2

-

9.83

Cyprus

0

1

-

2.40

Croatia

31

7

3.69

5.66

Slovaquia

0

0

-

-

Slovenia

0

1

-

14.87

Spain

8,862

12,736

7.50

5.74

Finland

0

1

-

7.81

France

445

268

6.74

8.24

Greece

2

73

15.13

6.16

Hungary

0

14

-

3.89

Ireland

0

9

478.60

31.78

Italy

619

976

7.35

5.68

Lithuania

4

4

15.75

14.19

Luxembourg

0

12

-

11.70

Netherlands

156

119

3.54

3.68

Poland

0

35

-

7.98

Portugal

127

68

3.01

7.83

United Kingdom

86

28

8.76

5.75

Romania

0

1

-

22.89

Sweden

0

6

-

7.45

Average Total

10,451

14,440

7.33

5.81

 Source: Eurostat

Table 7: Exports of frozen deepwater pink shrimp
(Parapenaeus longirostris), January-December 2014/2013

Country

Volume (MT)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

1

2

11.86

11.43

Belgium

0

3

-

9.13

Croatia

8

0

3.49

-

Denmark

0

1

-

4.56

Spain

314

1,042

6.22

6.15

France

61

637

8.83

7.95

Greece

176

288

4.92

4.55

Italy

1

1,103

10.51

8.25

Netherlands

0

90

-

4.25

Portugal

306

208

7.63

5.90

Sweden

0

0

-

-

Average Total

867

3,373

6.62

6.98

 Source: Eurostat

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2. NORTH AMERICA

2.1 United States

Black tiger shrimp (Peneaus monodon)
Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus)
Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)
Pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)
Flower shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus)
Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)
And others

Imports

The NMFS and US Customs informed that in January 2015 imports reached 50,754 tonnes of frozen raw and cooked shrimp, worth USD 543.6 million C&F, down 6.9 % in volume and 0.9% in value on those of the previous month. These figures were also up 8.5% in volume on those of January 2014.

In January 2015, 25% (12,646 tonnes) of total imports came from Latin America, 61% (31,140 t) from the ASEAN and 14% (6,968 t) from other origins.

Table 8: Imports of frozen shrimp according to country of origin,
January 2015, in tonnes

Origin

Jan -15

Share 15

Jan -14

Share 14

Var 14/15

Indonesia

9,946

20%

7,221

15.4%

38%

India

9,438

19%

7,827

16.7%

21%

Ecuador

6,837

13%

7,746

16.6%

-12%

Thailand

6,315

12%

5,897

12.6%

7%

China

3,281

6%

4,338

9.3%

-24%

Mexico

3,006

6%

1,481

3.2%

103%

Malaysia

1,464

3%

1,037

2.2%

41%

Honduras

853

1.7%

1,125

2.4%

-24%

Guyana

623

1.2%

829

1.8%

-25%

Peru

564

1.1%

1,115

2.38%

-49%

Panama

489

1%

311

0.7%

1%

Bangladesh

439

1%

204

0.4%

115%

Venezuela

274

0.5%

159

0.3%

72%

Pakistan

257

0.5%

16

0.0%

1506%

Other 37

6,968

14%

7,461

16.0%

-7%

Total

50,754

100%

46,767

100%

8.5%

Source: NMFS (Central)

Table 9: Frozen shrimp imports, by products,
 January 2015, in tonnes

Product

January 2015

January 2014

Variation 15 vs. 14

Volume (MT)

Value (millions of USD)

Volume (MT)

Value (millions of USD)

in volume

in value

Frozen HOSO

102

1.1

158

2.2

-35%

-49%

Frozen HLSO

21,118

221.5

16,441

199.3

28%

11%

Frozen PUD

16,860

189.7

18,316

237.4

-8%

-20%

Breaded frozen

4,672

37.1

4,913

43.5

-5%

-15%

Other frozen products

6,461

81.28

5,765

80.88

12%

0%

Other products

66

0.3

107

0.7

-38%

-61%

Canned

905

5.4

213

3.2

325%

68%

Frozen pouches

391

5.4

637

9.2

-39%

-41%

Other products

266

2.7

312

2.9

-15%

-10%

Total

50,841

544.5

46,862

579

8,5%

-6.0%

Source: NMFS (Central)

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By Ignacio Bayley Bustamante and Juan Murias

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