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Shrimp

 
Report Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on catches and harvests of different species of shrimp and prawns in the European Union. It also highlights fishing bans, prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of species detailed in the following index.

EUROPE

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 declined in March 2017 in the case of frozen scarlet shrimp and frozen South American shrimp. Those of the rest of species increased. The most significant increases were those of frozen shrimper prawn and frozen cooked shrimp.

On Mercamadrid, supplies of shrimp and prawn increased in all species, except for that of frozen scarlet shrimp that registered a drop. The most significant increases were those of frozen prawn and frozen cooked shrimp, to a lesser extent.

Table 1: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

March

February

Frozen

Large scarlet shrimp

313

832

-62

Small scarlet shrimp

173

463

-63

Large HOSO prawn

11,994

8,121

48

Medium HOSO prawn

95,977

64,971

48

Small HOSO prawn

119,966

81,216

48

HLSO prawn

11,994

8,121

48

Cooked shrimp

201,925

193,284

4

Large shrimp

24,849

23,790

4

Medium shrimp

46,597

44,603

4

Small shrimp

31,062

29,734

4

HLSO shrimp

6,212

5,947

4

Fresh

Large scarlet shrimp

 

20

-

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

118

39

203

Small scarlet shrimp

 

41

-

Rice prawn

10,433

9294

12

Large cooked prawn

2,605

2,323

12

Medium cooked prawn

3,913

3,489

12

Huge prawn

1,305

1,159

13

Grill prawn

7,828

6,971

12

Large cooked shrimp

605

445

36

Medium cooked shrimp

9,270

6,768

37

Fresh shrimp

2,469

1,804

37

 Source: Mercabarna

Italy

At Italian ports, during March, volumes of deepwater sea shrimp, shrimp, prawn and Spanish prawn declined. Those of prawn have not varied from those of February. The main ports were San Benedetto de Tronto, Ancona and Corigliano Calabro.

Table 2: Volumes traded at Italian ports

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

Cumulative volume Jan/Mar (t)

March

February

% of variation

Year 2017

Year 2016

% of variation

Prawn

6

6

0

10

10

2

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

41

47

-13

76

59

28

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

3

7

-52

11

8

27

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

5

6

-23

15

36

-59

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

United Kingdom

In January 2017, the volumes landed at the UK ports, both by the national and the foreign fleets, declined by 53 tonnes compared with the previous month. All volumen landed came from the national fleet.

Table 3: Volumes landed in the United Kingdom

Species

Volume 2016/2017 (t)

Cumulative volume – January 2017 (t)

January

December

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

77

130

-41

77

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

Volumes of squid supplies on Danish markets declined by almost 6 tonnes in February, compared with the previous month.

Table 4: Volumes landed on Danish markets

Species

Volumes in 2017 (t)

March

February

% of variation

Shrimp

915

1,389

-34

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Prices

Spain

Prices in origin declined in some counts of Argentine prawn by about 28%. Those of frozen Argentine prawn, Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon remained the same as in the previous month, according to known supplies.

Table 5: EXW Spain prices of shrimp, 10 April 2017

Product

Count

Price (EUR/kg)

HOSO Argentine pink shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri)

L1  10/20 pc/kg

8.00

L2  21/30 pc/kg

6.50

L3  31/40 pc/kg

6.00

L4  41/50 pc/kg

6.00

L5  51/60 pc/kg

5.50

HOSO Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei)

21/30 pc/kg

9.50

31/40 pc/kg

8.90

41/50 pc/kg

7.10

51/60 pc/kg

6.80

61/70 pc/kg

6.40

71/80 pc/kg

6.00

81/90 pc/kg

5.50

91/100 pc/kg

5.00

101/120 pc/kg

5.60

HOSO Flower shrimp (Penaeus Monodon)

13/15 pc/kg

13.00

16/20 pc/kg

12.00

21/30 pc/kg

11.70

31/40 pc/kg

10.00

41/50 pc/kg

8.60

HOSO Red Shrimp (Solenocera Melanto)

30/50 pc/kg

2.80

50/70 pc/kg

2.70

70/100 pc/kg

2.50

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, in March, prices of frozen scarlet shrimp, frozen white prawn, fresh shrimp and fresh prawn compared with those of the previous month. Those of frozen cooked prawn and frozen cooked shrimp increased.

On Mercamadrid, in March 2017, they remained firm, compared with the previous month.

Table 6: Prices on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid,
January-March 2017

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

March

February

Frozen

Large scarlet shrimp

42.00

42.00

0

Small scarlet shrimp

22.00

22.00

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

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

HLSO shrimp

12.02

12.02

0

Fresh

Large scarlet shrimp

 

42.50

-

Medium-sized scarlet shrimp

28.50

28.50

0

Small scarlet shrimp

 

15.00

-

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

42.00

42.00

0

Grill prawn

30.50

30.50

0

Large cooked shrimp

22.84

22.84

0

Medium cooked shrimp

15

15

0

Fresh shrimp

48.00

48.00

0

 Source: Mercabarna

Italy

In March, prices declined in the case of Spanish prawn, shrimp, deepwater sea shrimp and prawn.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian ports,
January-March 2017, in EUR/kg

Product

March

February

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Prawn

4.78

6.45

6.61

8.32

-28

-22

Deep-sea shrimp (Parapenaeus longirostris)

5.01

9.21

4.84

9.67

4

-5

Giant red shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea)

6.81

13.08

8.04

14.13

-15

-7

Shrimp (Penaeus kerathurus)

17.42

20.63

17.48

21.44

0

-4

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

United Kingdom

In January, the average price of shrimps and prawns increased by £ 182/t in the UK, due to a drop in supplies.

Table 8: Average prices at the UK,
December-January 2016/2017, in £/t

Species

Value in 2016 and 2017 (£/t)

Average price Jan/17 (£/t)

Jan/17

Dec/16

% of variation

Shrimp and prawn

4,390

4,208

4

4,390

 Source: Marine Management Organisation

Denmark

The average price of shrimp increased by DKK 7.83/kg on Danish markets, due to the lower supplies. The average price of March was EUR 11.60/kg.

Table 9: Average prices on Danish markets in DKK/kg

Species

March (DKK/kg)

February (DKK/kg)

% of variation

Shrimp

86.29

78.46

10

 Source: Fiskeauktion.dk

Markets

European Union

Table 10: Imports of frozen prawn (Pandalus spp.)
by the EU, January-December 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

Greenland

45,001

35,118

3.46

3.09

Canada

8,981

13,504

4.19

4.01

Denmark

7,032

2,365

5.76

5.66

Feroe Islands

3,043

1,470

4.71

4.67

Spain

1,170

562

8.62

7.39

Germany

912

530

8.30

7.45

Russia

342

728

10.38

10.98

Netherlands

760

286

9.53

8.37

Portugal

655

219

7.64

7.33

Sweden

609

196

8.47

9.66

Norway

251

545

6.55

6.92

Belgium

400

262

7.67

7.05

Ireland

328

307

2.55

1.28

United Kingdom

527

71

7.90

14.16

Iceland

411

174

4.77

8.21

Italy

336

89

8.37

8.40

Estonia

239

101

4.35

3.02

Egypt

97

60

2.61

1.46

Finland

1

136

12.76

13.79

Letonia

60

70

5.98

6.12

France

94

16

8.32

23.96

Cyprus

35

73

5.42

4.38

Senegal

58

42

3.14

3.29

Ecuador

46

45

11.45

13.46

Indonesia

35

27

8.00

6.10

Hungary

1

57

4.92

5.54

China

30

18

23.69

23.28

Greece

36

10

2.79

5.61

United States

42

1

9.70

11.88

Thailand

9

17

29.37

33.25

Lithuania

11

12

7.25

7.75

Other (14)

71

12

7.94

10.45

Total

71,621

57,121

4.29

3.85

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 11: Exports of frozen prawn (Pandalus spp.)
by the EU, January-December 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

China

14,295

10,351

5.48

5.52

Russia

10,680

9,628

4.69

4.46

Morocco

8,794

8,967

4.41

4.10

Norway

5,358

5,572

7.12

6.92

Sweden

5,601

1,294

5.31

4.77

Thailand

855

678

5.68

4.90

Albany

1,230

17

4.14

4.59

Japan

773

444

5.31

4.98

Ukraine

568

325

4.00

5.59

Italy

620

246

8.57

16.89

Hungary

437

388

3.92

4.23

Germany

613

156

5.30

4.88

France

550

62

4.73

5.50

Byelorussia

89

512

4.56

4.34

Portugal

268

305

7.39

6.83

Spain

301

250

7.61

7.25

United Kingdom

318

199

5.19

5.70

Vietnam

235

198

5.47

4.49

Estonia

353

70

4.38

3.69

Belgium

359

21

9.15

9.86

Ireland

199

147

8.15

8.46

Bulgaria

292

47

4.04

3.00

South Korea

156

157

5.70

5.14

Lithuania

164

96

4.19

3.84

Poland

122

120

3.34

3.00

Letonia

139

85

4.14

4.00

Netherlands

154

55

5.61

4.45

Moldova

68

84

4.03

3.80

Ceuta

103

45

5.26

5.40

Cyprus

95

35

8.04

8.53

Greece

109

20

7.60

6.62

Other (48)

766

334

9.29

10.01

Total

54,663

40,905

5.35

5.19

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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