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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, October 12, 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.

ÍNDICINDEXE

 
1. EUROPA
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 29 tonnes, during September 2017, compared with August. The most significant drops were those in frozen white prawn and frozen Tunisian shrimp. The main increases were registered in frozen shrimper prawn, frozen cooked shrimp, frozen red prawn, frozen prawn HLSO, frozen shrimp HLSO and frozen South American shrimp.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of most species of prawn and shrimp increased. Supplies of frozen species increased by 76 tonnes and so did fresh ones by almost 19 tonnes. The most significant rise was reported by frozen cooked shrimp.

Table 1: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

September

August

Total of frozen products

540,755

464,527

16

Large scarlet shrimp

287

288

-0

Small scarlet shrimp

159

160

-1

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

194

193

1

Large HOSO prawn

11,346

9,427

20

Medium HOSO prawn

90,770

75,449

20

Small HOSO prawn

113,461

94,309

20

HLSO prawn (tails)

11,346

9,427

20

Cooked shrimp

203,579

178,929

14

Large shrimp

25,056

22,023

14

Medium shrimp

46,978

41,292

14

Small shrimp

31,318

27,527

14

Shrimp HLSO

6,261

5,503

14

Total fresh products

37,860

19,133

98

Large scarlet shrimp

206

62

232

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

365

113

223

Small scarlet shrimp

459

135

240

Rice prawn

10,957

6,158

78

Large cooked prawn

2,739

1,538

78

Medium cooked prawn

4,107

2,310

78

Huge prawn

1,372

770

78

Grill prawn

8,215

4,619

78

Large cooked shrimp

425

159

167

Medium cooked shrimp

6,445

2,385

170

Fresh shrimp

1,719

636

170

Small shrimp

851

248

243

General total

578,615

483,660

20

 Source: Mercamadrid

United Kingdom

In July 2017, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, declined by 4 tonnes. The main port was Kings Lynn in England, with 11 tonnes.

Table 2: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/July (t)

July

June

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

13

10

39

242

61

295

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

Volumes of shrimp supplies on Danish markets rose by 0.13 tonnes in September, compared with the previous month. All auctions were carried out at the markets of Skagen and Hanstholm.

Table 3: Volumes landed on Danish markets

Species

Volume 2017 (kg)

September

August

% of variation

Shrimp

1,036

900

15

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Prices

Spain

Prics in origin increased in the case of Argentine prawn, according to information on exports of the previous month. While expecting negotiations over prices for the Christmas season, they have remained stable in the case of Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon, according to known supplies.

Table 4: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, July 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 September, the main variations in prices on Mercabarna were the drops in fresh shrimp, fresh red prawn, fresh cooked prawn, frozen shrimper prawn and frozen shrimp, due to a rise in supplies. Those of frozen Tunisian shrimp and frozen white prawn also dropped because of a lower demand. The most significant increases were those in fresh prawn and frozen prawn, mainly due to a rise in supplies.

On Mercamadrid, in September, prices remained stable in all species, compared with the previous month.

Table 5: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
August-September 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

September

August

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

40.50

40.50

0

Grill prawn

30.50

30.50

0

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

United Kingdom

In July, the average price of shrimp and prawns increased by GBP 1.06/kg in the UK, due to a higher demand.

Table 6: Average prices at the UK, June-July 2017, in £/t

Species

July

June

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

5.97

4.91

22

 Source: Marine Management Organisation
Note : GBP= Pounds

Denmark

The average price of shrimp dropped by EUR 2.70/kg on Danish markets, due to the rise in supplies.

Table 7: Average prices on Danish markets in EUR/kg

Species

EUR/kg

August (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Shrimp

11.37

14.07

-19

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Markets

European Union

Table 8: Imports of frozen shrimp and prawn by the EU,
January-July 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

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

1,215

3,962

9.74

11.02

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

2,055

2,156

9.98

12.39

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

93,063

75,783

9.10

8.95

Frozen smoked shrimp and prawn

1,058

3,475

8.37

8.34

Frozen deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

21,301

15,250

7.93

8.38

Frozen shrimp of the Penaeus genus

479,109

342,284

9.42

9.35

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

1,228

1,854

9.56

11.58

Frozen prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

132

709

18.64

10.47

Other frozen prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

218,105

178,220

14.77

10.92

Total

817,265

623,694

10.77

9.75

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 9: Exports of frozen prawn and shrimp by the EU,
January-June 2017/2016

Product

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

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

182

546

11.74

13.81

Prawn, shrimp of cold water (Crangon crangon)

8,849

11,561

19.30

13.24

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

80,164

51,955

9.40

7.81

Frozen smoked shrimp and prawn

124

409

10.37

9.31

Frozen deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

2,503

2,434

9.75

11.70

Frozen shrimp of the Penaeus genus

35,830

44,674

10.19

10.05

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

5,540

4,407

10.00

9.84

Frozen prawn of Crangon genus, except those of Crangon crangon

3

9

10.04

11.56

Other frozen prawn, shrimp and other Natantia decapod crustaceans

38,099

38,187

12.70

9.97

Total

171,295

154,182

10.84

9.54

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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2. SOUTH AMERICA

2.1 Argentina       

Inventories

The General Fishery Coordination Directorate has decided to authorize only one area for the shrimpers to get in. It is the area between 42º 30’ and 43’ southern latitude and meridians 62º and 62 30º of eastern longitude (W). The opening of the area to the south of 45° is still being evaluated.

Volumes of shrimp landed in August increased by 26 tonnes. However, so far this year, volumes have increased by 23,000 tonnes, compared with the same period last year. Puerto Madryn and Puerto Deseado were still the main ports as regards volumes.

Table 10: Volumes of shrimp and prawn landed
at Argentine ports, in tonnes.

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Aug (t)

September

August

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Shrimp

4,692

31,061

-85

147,419

124,503

18

Markets

According to the report provided by the National Fishery Panning Directorate, the price of shrimp increased by 3.4% on that of the previous month. This means a rise of 6.5% so far this year. As regards volumes, between January and July, exports dropped 1.6% from those of the same period last year.

Table 11: Exports of shrimp, May 2017

HS

Item

July 2017

Cumulative through 31 July 2017

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price in USD/t

tm

Thousands of USD

Average price

0306.17.10.210C

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

52

389

7,502

701

4,330

6,175

0306.17.10.290D

HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

9,932

64,132

6,457

29,867

184,270

6,170

Total HOSO shrimp

9,984

64,521

6,463

30,568

188,600

6,170

0306.17.90.11

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC below 1 kg

214

1,723

8,057

2,067

16,353

7,911

0306.17.90.91

Exc. HOSO shrimp in containers, NC above 1 kg

2,792

18,813

6,737

24,318

160,301

6,592

Total Exc HOSO shrimp HOSO

3,006

20,536

6,831

26,385

176,654

6,695

Total shrimp

12,990

85,057

6,548

56,954

365,254

6,413

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

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By Juan Murias

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