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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
 

 

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 Mercamadrid, during week 15, incoming volumes of frozen shrimp and prawn increased and those of fresh prawn and shrimp declined. The most important variations were the increases in small and medium-sized prawns.

Table 1: Incoming volumes into Mercamadrid,
weeks 14 and 15

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 15

Week 14

Frozen

Large HOSO prawn

4,823

2,193

120

Frozen

Medium HOSO prawn

38,588

17,547

120

Frozen

Small HOSO prawn

48,234

21,935

120

Frozen

HLSO prawn (tails)

4,823

2,193

120

Frozen

Cooked shrimp

35,336

32,358

9

Frozen

Large shrimp

4,348

3,983

9

Frozen

Medium shrimp

8,156

7,467

9

Frozen

Small shrimp

5,437

4,978

9

Fresh

Rice prawn

2,182

4,306

-49

Fresh

Large cooked prawn

485

957

-49

Fresh

Medium cooked prawn

971

1,915

-49

Fresh

Huge prawn

240

478

-50

Fresh

Grill prawn

971

1,915

-49

Fresh

Medium cooked shrimp

1,583

4,077

-61

Fresh

Fresh shrimp

421

1,087

-61

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 15, volumes of shrimp and prawn (camaròn y gambas) declined. The most important decline was that of deepwater rose shrimp. The main ports were still San Benedetto de Tronto, Civitavecchia and Aci Trezza.

Table 2: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 15 and 14, in kg

Species

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Prawn

496

1,302

-62

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

3,851

7,466

-48

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

680

836

-19

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

1,616

2,362

-32

 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 , 17 April

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

During week 15, on Mercamadrid, prices remained stable in all presentations of shrimp and prawn, except for frozen headless prawn that rose by EUR 0.47/kg.

Table 4: Prices on wholesale markets on Mercamadrid,
weeks 14 and 15

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 15

Week 14

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)

12.49

12.02

4

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, prices of deepsea shrimp declined due to a lower demand. Those of prawn, Spanish prawn and shrimp increased because of a drop in supplies.

Table 5: Average prices at Italian ports,
week 15 and 14, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

9.15

13.79

6.95

10.35

32

33

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

5.72

10.30

6.94

10.43

-18

-1

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

10.20

17.40

10.24

16.59

0

5

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

22.64

26.30

20.04

23.83

13

10

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

Markets

European Union

Table 6: Imports of frozen Crangon crangon shrimp
by the EU, January 2015/2014

Country

Volume (MT)

Value (EUR/kg)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Netherlands

19

121

10.60

10.70

Denmark

0

97

-

3.46

Spain

50

28

8.88

7.31

Belgium

0

73

-

16.80

Germany

1

56

10.47

2.43

United Kingdom

13

32

8.16

6.10

Portugal

0

5

-

3.54

France

0

3

-

4.77

Ireland

0

3

-

13.26

Greece

0

0

-

-

Total

83

419

9.24

8.29

 Source: Eurostat

Table 7: Exports of frozen Crangon crangon shrimp
by the EU, January 2015/2014

Country

Volume (MT)

Value (EUR/kg)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Morocco

1,102

745

2.46

2.67

France

5

54

8.66

6.74

Germany

0

53

-

11.97

Belgium

0

33

9.05

9.56

Byelorussia

12

15

1.65

1.69

Sweden

2

18

5.35

4.22

Italy

7

10

8.45

8.02

Ireland

0

6

-

0.76

Spain

5

0

6.86

 

Netherlands

0

3

-

3.89

Denmark

0

3

-

2.12

United Kingdom

0

2

6.80

18.86

Others

0

4

0.00

14.80

Total

1,133

946

2.54

3.82

 Source: Eurostat

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1.2 Iceland

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)

Statistics Iceland informed that, in March 2015, shrimp catch volumes from Icelandic vessels reached 399,922 kg, up 135% on those of the previous month and down 21% on those of March 2014.

Graph 1: Monthly evolution of shrimp catch volumes,
January-December 2012-2015 (**), in tonnes

(*) Only values of  2015
(**) 2015: Through 31 March
Source: Statistics Iceland

In the first quarter of 2015, they got 808.0 tonnes of shrimp, down 18% on those of January-March 2014.

Graph 2: Shrimp catch volumes, January-March 2011/2015,
in tonnes and its percentage variation

Source: Statistics Iceland

Exports

Statistics Iceland informed that in January 2015 exports reported 591.0 tonnes of shrimp worth USD 6.87 million FOB corrected currency, at an average price of USD 10.59/kg FOB.

Table 8: Shrimp exports, February 2015

 

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2015

2014

2015

2014

All products

648.4

550.9

18%

6.87

5.16

33%

Source: Statistics Iceland

If the figures of February are confirmed, during the first two months of 2015, they will have exported 1,239.4 tonnes of this shrimp, worth USD 13.1 million FOB, corrected currency, at an average price of USD 10.61/kg FOB.

Table 9: Shrimp exports, January-February 2015

 

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB Value (millions of USD)

Var. Value

2015

2014

2015

2014

All products

1,239.4

1,168.6

6%

13.1

10.5

25%

Source: Statistics Iceland

In January-February 2015 Icelandic vessels caught 408.1 tonnes of shrimp and exported 1,239.4 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 March 2015, volumes reported 4,472.7 tonnes of shrimp, up 7% on those of the previous month and up 27% on those of March 2014. These figures may be modified because some volumes are still to be counted.

Graph 3: Shrimp landed volumes, January-December 2012-2015(*),
in thousands of tonnes

(*) 2015: Through 31 March
(*) Only values of  2015
Source: SAGPyA

If the figures of March are confirmed, in the first three months of 2015 they will have caught 17,599.5 tonnes of pink shrimp, up 13% on those of the same period last year.

Graph 4: Monthly shrimp landed volumes,
January-March
 2011/2015, in thousands of tonnes

Source: SAGPyA

Prices and markets

According to the National Customs Administration (ANA), in March 2015 exports reached 3,767.0 tonnes of shrimp in all its presentations and products worth almost USD 22.4 million.

These figures are down 5% in volume and FOB value on those reported in the previous month.

Table 10: Shrimp exports, March 2015

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB value (thousands of USD)

Var. Value

2015

2014

2015

2014

HOSO

2,207

1,454

52%

11,471

9,771

17%

HLSO

1,293

871

48%

8,623

5,956

45%

PUD

268

315

-15%

2,267

2,987

-24%

Source: ANA

If these figures of March are confirmed, during the first three months of the year, they will have exported 13,161.9 tonnes of this shrimp species, worth over USD 79.4 million FOB.

Table 11: Shrimp exports, January-March 2015

Presentation

Volume (MT)

Var. Volume

FOB value (thousands of USD)

Var. Value

2015

2014

2015

2014

HOSO

8,774

6,257

40%

48,249

38,798

24%

HLSO

3,812

3,568

6,8%

26,340

24,374

8%

PUD

576

636

-10%

4,805

5,591

-14%

Source: ANA

Destinations

Graph 5: Destinations of exports of HOSO pink shrimp,
January-March 2015

Source: ANA

Prices

In March 2015, with 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, April 2015

Count (pc/kg)

Packing

Price (USD/kg)

Lowest

Highest

HOSO frozen

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

11.00

13.00

L2 - 20 - 30

"

8.90

10.00

L3  -30 - 40

"

6.20

7.50

L4 - 40 - 60

"

4.00

5.92

L5 - 60 - 80

"

Unquoted

Unquoted

u/15 ppxlb

10 x 0.9072 kg

9.00

9.90

16/20 ppxlb

"

8.78

9.30

21/25 ppxlb

"

6.70

8.98

26/33 ppxlb

"

6.50

7.00

35/44 ppxlb

"

6.00

6.40

45/55 ppxlb

"

5.60

6.00

56/66 ppxlb

"

5.00

5.70

HOSO frozen

Price (EUR/kg)

L1 - 10 - 20

6 x 2 kg

5.02

5.80

L2 - 20 - 30

"

4.20

4.90

L3  -30 - 40

"

3.50

4.40

L4 - 40 - 60

"

Unquoted

Unquoted

L1 - 10 - 20

12 x 1 kg

5.50

5.50

L2 - 20 - 30

"

4.50

4.50

L3  -30 - 40

"

4.00

4.00

Frozen HLSO

Price (USD/kg)

30/55 pc x kg- on shore

6 x 2 kg

9.00

10.25

56/100 pc x kg- on shore

"

7.10

8.80

100/150 pcs x kg On shore

"

5.00

6.95

broken

"

4.00

4.60

U/15 pxlb

10 x 0,9072 kg

8.10

9.00

16/20 pza x lb

"

7.70

8.78

21/25 pza x lb

"

7.20

8.06

26/30 pza x lb

"

6.10

6.70

Frozen HLSO

Price (EUR/kg)

C0

6 x 2 kg

Unquoted

Unquoted

C1

"

4.80

6.10

C2

"

4.25

5.15

C2 B

"

Unquoted

Unquoted

broken

"

3.90

5.00

Peeled and deveined,  frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

56/100 pcs x kg

12 x 1 kg

10.00

12.80

101/150 pcs x kg

"

9.37

9.00

Peeled undeveined, frozen on shore

Price (USD/kg)

#1

12 x 1 kg

10.00

10.50

#2

"

9.00

9.25

#3

"

8.00

8.50

Broken

1 x 11,35 kg

6.00

6.60

PUD, frozen on shore

Price (EUR/kg)

30/55 pxlb

x 15 kg

7.50

7.50

67/132 pxlb

"

5.50

5.50

CP1

"

7.75

7.75

CP2

"

7.00

7.00

CP3

"

6.00

6.00

CP

"

3.90

5.25

Source: FIS.com

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