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Sea Bass/Sea Bream/Sole/Turbot

 
Report Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on harvests of seabream, seabass and turbot in the EU, especially in Spain. We also highlight harvests, prices, markets, imports and exports.

European Union

Turbot (Psetta maxima), European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata)

Production

Spain

On Mercamadrid, supplies of aquaculture species increased in croaker, seabream and seabass in July, compare with the previous month. Those of turbot declined.

Table 1: Incoming volumes of the main aquaculture species
on Mercamadrid

Item

Volume (kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Aquaculture croaker

24,117

17,443

38

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

248,140

235,713

5

Aquaculture seabream 400-600 g

185,440

183,327

1

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

79,474

78,571

1

Small aquaculture seabass

176,265

129,793

36

Medium-sized aquaculture seabass

139,231

112,848

23

Large aquaculture seabass

78,332

64,485

21

Aquac. turbot

59,323

83,559

-29

Source: Mercamadrid

On Mercabarna, supplies of aquaculture seabream, seabass and turbot increased. Those of croaker and aquaculture porgy declined.

Prices

Spain

On Mercamadrid, in July, average prices declined slightly in the case of small and medium seabream due to a rise in supplies. Prices of large seabream and seabass increased because of a higher demand. In the case of turbot, prices also increased because of a drop in supplies.

Table 2: Average wholesale prices of aquaculture species,
in EUR/kg ExWarehouse Spain

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

Variation (%)

July

June

Aquaculture croaker

10.50

10.50

0

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

4.77

4.79

-0

Aquaculture seabream 400-600 g

5.59

5.61

-0

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

6.82

6.66

2

Small aquaculture seabass

5.36

4.84

11

Medium-sized aquaculture seabass

6.08

6.07

0

Large aquaculture seabass

9.37

9.20

2

Aquac. turbot

8.50

8.20

4

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, prices declined in the case of seabream and seabass in July, compared with the previous month and due to a rise in supplies. That of horse mackerel rose due to the higher demand. That of croaker rose due to the lower supplies.

Markets

European Union

Table 3: Imports of the EU, communitarian and extra-communitarian,
of turbot, seabass and seabream, fresh, January-May 2017/2016

Product

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turbot

Extra EU

183

123

10.78

9,60

European Union

5,065

2.909

7.78

7,40

Total turbot

5.248

3,032

9,28

8.50

European seabass

Extra EU

15,757

8.112

4.85

5,26

European Union

23,136

13.322

5.69

6,06

Total seabass

38.893

21,434

5,27

5.66

Gilthead seabream

Extra EU

23,629

11.686

4.29

4,83

European Union

25,437

14.027

4.94

5,39

Total seabream

49.066

25,713

4,62

5.11

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 4: Imports of fresh turbot in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Spain

1,514

892

6.98

7.86

Portugal

1,453

862

6.79

5.08

Netherlands

766

432

10.16

10.20

United Kingdom

554

315

7.28

7.10

France

223

162

10.03

8.52

Denmark

250

89

9.78

9.57

Norway

91

79

8.76

8.00

Morocco

92

45

12.76

12.39

Italy

90

18

6.89

11.23

Belgium

68

37

8.64

9.16

Germany

44

35

7.19

7.84

Sweden

39

29

8.10

7.49

Ireland

25

10

10.92

11.29

Greece

17

18

4.54

3.54

Croatia

13

2

15.06

9.91

Others

9

8

16.63

22.74

Total

5,248

3,032

7.89

7.54

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 5: Imports of fresh seabass in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turkey

15,719

8,070

4.83

5.22

Greece

12,155

6,511

5.24

5.40

Netherlands

3,784

2,151

6.00

6.55

Spain

3,108

2,510

6.82

6.33

Italy

1,355

252

2.60

6.58

Croatia

754

746

6.24

6.32

Germany

568

553

4.92

5.50

France

423

343

14.70

11.71

Belgium

341

18

5.45

10.11

United Kingdom

201

149

8.32

7.33

Sweden

194

0

8.38

11.15

Slovenia

118

1

3.85

13.50

Portugal

72

26

11.24

13.15

Denmark

43

23

7.86

6.35

Egypt

32

29

12.35

12.26

Cyprus

0

20

7.49

9.05

Ireland

11

3

9.73

15.80

Others

15

29

10.69

8.50

Total

38,893

21,434

5.35

5.76

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 6: Imports of fresh seabream in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turkey

23,492

11,577

4.25

4.77

Greece

15,592

7,831

4.79

5.13

Spain

4,531

3,001

5.67

5.99

Netherlands

2,141

949

4.35

5.03

Italy

910

570

4.83

5.50

Germany

607

660

4.45

4.80

Croatia

436

476

6.50

6.47

Malta

329

246

4.35

5.06

France

155

115

7.83

7.92

Belgium

220

5

4.61

9.25

Slovenia

203

1

3.34

7.27

United Kingdom

129

70

4.75

5.15

Morocco

106

80

12.85

12.22

Denmark

80

66

3.87

5.23

Portugal

43

12

9.98

12.12

Bulgaria

32

 

4.14

 

Egypt

9

18

11.66

12.03

Mauritania

20

4

6.68

6.55

Lithuania

7

8

5.34

6.65

Letonia

7

6

6.11

7.18

Others

16

16

8.57

9.25

Total

49,066

25,713

4.63

5.13

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 7: Exports of the EU, communitarian and extra-communitarian,
of turbot, seabass and seabream, fresh, January-May 2017/2016

Product

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turbot

Extra EU

417

214

10.57

11,56

European Union

6,569

3.289

7.94

8,46

Total turbot

6.986

3,503

9,25

10.01

European seabass

Extra EU

3,318

1.367

6.90

6,79

European Union

36,438

19.134

5.79

5,97

Total seabass

39.756

20,501

6,34

6.38

Gilthead seabream

Extra EU

4,123

2.432

5.59

5,78

European Union

45,673

21.083

4.88

5,50

Total seabream

49.796

23,515

5,23

5.64

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 8: Exports of fresh turbot in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Italy

2,307

1,073

8.07

8.36

Spain

1,911

888

7.23

7.71

France

1,244

491

6.49

9.07

Germany

406

220

11.86

11.02

Netherlands

171

217

8.60

7.21

Portugal

211

74

9.36

8.66

Turkey

153

77

3.51

3.57

United Kingdom

103

115

8.74

8.33

United States

100

59

11.11

9.58

Belgium

72

36

10.30

11.26

Switzerland

59

39

14.87

15.38

Sweden

31

34

11.03

10.29

Austria

30

30

14.15

11.98

Luxembourg

34

21

12.17

11.21

Canada

23

16

26.07

26.02

Poland

3

25

13.69

5.19

China

25

 

7.81

 

Denmark

4

16

10.62

6.18

Croatia

11

6

9.11

9.79

Estonia

3

11

1.62

1.58

Czech Republic

7

6

10.52

11.43

United Arab Emirates

8

3

16.59

12.68

Slovenia

7

5

9.98

9.53

Others

63

42

35.78

29.38

Total

6,986

3,502

8.25

8.78

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 9: Exports of fresh seabass in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Italy

15,766

8,783

5.63

5.76

Portugal

5,286

2,749

5.83

5.83

France

4,013

2,091

6.00

5.96

Spain

4,971

1,122

5.25

5.74

United Kingdom

2,259

1,651

5.75

5.97

Netherlands

1,428

994

6.20

6.23

Germany

905

535

7.73

7.76

United States

931

405

8.00

7.75

Israel

833

330

5.95

5.69

Bulgaria

438

193

5.30

5.50

Belgium

340

239

8.13

8.44

Switzerland

394

183

9.04

8.69

Albany

358

125

2.86

3.02

Romania

245

120

5.43

5.82

Cyprus

127

175

7.55

5.59

Ireland

174

104

5.40

5.86

Kuwait

251

22

8.13

6.38

Algeria

83

94

5.28

5.29

Austria

100

74

10.73

9.96

Serbia

90

48

6.89

7.46

Slovenia

79

56

7.53

7.42

Czech Republic

79

53

6.80

7.31

Canada

77

45

7.30

7.13

Morocco

74

23

5.00

5.31

Poland

47

22

5.92

6.99

United Arab Emirates

48

21

6.70

13.93

Luxembourg

37

32

9.75

9.36

Malta

29

34

8.08

6.71

Ukraine

44

19

6.40

5.77

Croatia

30

12

6.67

7.38

Denmark

23

14

9.55

7.73

Others

198

129

8.92

14.31

Total

39,756

20,500

5.88

6.06

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 10: Exports of fresh seabream in the EU,
January-May 2017/2016

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Italy

17,494

9,255

4.75

5.37

Portugal

6,768

3,256

5.12

5.78

Spain

7,920

1,376

4.76

5.33

France

6,183

2,999

4.93

5.45

Israel

2,182

1,423

5.06

5.16

Germany

2,143

1,149

5.15

5.86

Netherlands

1,594

1,152

5.08

5.34

United Kingdom

1,027

646

4.91

5.28

Switzerland

787

370

8.23

8.67

Bulgaria

704

243

4.31

5.01

Romania

667

200

4.47

5.45

Belgium

354

244

5.51

5.76

United Arab Emirates

250

139

4.08

4.92

Austria

150

95

6.51

6.39

Bahrein

102

78

4.08

4.91

Luxembourg

115

56

4.95

5.63

United States

99

62

6.22

6.84

Poland

106

54

5.30

6.73

Czech Republic

92

64

5.64

6.51

Kuwait

107

44

4.76

5.46

Algeria

42

102

4.86

5.37

Slovenia

72

70

6.95

7.14

Jordan

106

26

4.41

5.28

Ireland

84

29

4.78

5.35

Serbia

70

35

5.54

6.23

Saudi Arabia

97

 

4.24

 

Cyprus

65

20

4.88

15.77

Ukraine

57

27

5.06

5.30

Moldova

53

23

5.62

6.18

Canada

43

28

6.64

7.07

Letonia

14

51

5.15

5.54

Others

251

199

6.56

6.83

Total

49,796

23,514

4.94

5.54

 Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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