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Sea Bass/Sea Bream/Sole/Turbot

 
Report Date: Monday, February 05, 2018
 

 

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 

In December, on the wholesale market of Mercamadrid, incoming volumes of aquaculture species increased mainly in turbot, small seabass and large seabass. Those of medium seabass, croaker and seabream declined.

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

Item

Volume (kg)

% variation

December

November

Croaker

5,198

7,200

-28

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

184,541

186,968

-1

Aquaculture seabream 400-400 g

110,722

112,181

-1

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

55,366

56,087

-1

Small seabass

213,069

193,920

10

Medium-sized seabass

142,045

148,073

-4

Large seabass

71,024

64,640

10

Turbot

100,409

72,041

39

Source: Mercamadrid

During December, incoming volumes on Mercabarna rose in the case of seabass, turbot, seabream and croaker

Prices

Spain

On Mercamadrid, in December, average prices declined in the case of turbot because of a rise in supplies. Those of croaker and seabream rose due to a drop in supplies.

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

Item

Average price (EUR/kg)

% variation

December

November

Croaker

10.34

9.20

12

Aquaculture seabream 300-400 g

4.62

4.50

3

Aquaculture seabream 400-400 g

5.65

4.76

19

Aquaculture seabream over 600 g

9.20

8.98

3

Small seabass

4.61

4.62

-0

Medium-sized seabass

5.60

5.67

-1

Large seabass

9.00

9.00

0

Turbot

9.35

10.19

-8

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, average prices declined in the case of croaker and seabass in November, compared with the previous month, due to a rise in supplies. Those of turbot and seabream increased due to the higher demand

Markets

European Union

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

Product

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turbot

Extra EU

411

249

9.98

9,59

EU

7,322

6.120

7.81

8,00

Total turbot

-

6,369

8,90

8.79

European seabass

Extra EU

36,074

18.199

4.93

5,27

EU

38,197

31.207

5.61

5,69

Total seabass

-

49,406

5,27

5.48

Gilthead seabream

Extra EU

53,557

29.303

4.31

4,39

EU

43,339

31.713

4.87

5,18

Total seabream

-

61,016

4,59

4.78

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 4: Exports of the EU, communitarian and extra-communitarian,
of turbot, seabass and seabream, fresh, January-November 2017/2016

Product

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turbot

Extra EU

660

351

12.52

13,49

EU

8,990

6.322

7.94

8,99

Total turbot

-

6,673

10,23

11.24

European seabass

Extra EU

7,494

3.444

7.03

6,86

EU

68,355

44.637

5.60

5,92

Total seabass

-

48,081

6,31

6.39

Gilthead seabream

Extra EU

8,769

5.569

5.67

5,74

EU

87,341

50.277

4.74

5,17

Total seabream

-

55,847

5,20

5.45

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 5: Imports of fresh turbot in the EU,
January-November 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Spain

2,962

2,062

7.09

7.74

Portugal

1,668

1,443

6.73

6.36

Netherlands

1,136

1,031

10.32

9.82

UK

988

649

7.52

8.26

France

343

309

9.10

9.92

Denmark

322

220

9.62

9.08

Norway

268

172

8.43

8.36

Belgium

104

140

8.80

8.52

Morocco

142

77

12.90

12.33

Italy

111

53

7.80

9.30

Other 18

207

212

13.85

8.46

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 6: Imports of fresh seabass in the EU,
January-November 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turkey

35,916

18,052

4.91

5.24

Greece

19,419

14,933

5.19

5.29

Netherlands

9,032

4,461

5.11

6.55

Spain

6,005

5,549

7.18

6.44

Italy

2,524

1,871

2.82

2.37

Croatia

933

1,463

6.35

6.32

Germany

895

1,350

5.12

5.21

France

513

936

14.05

7.75

UK

427

381

9.22

9.18

Belgium

352

31

5.74

10.48

Other 43

735

379

7.33

8.89

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

Table 7: Imports of fresh seabream in the EU,
January-November 2017/2016

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Turkey

52,151

29,096

4.27

4.34

Greece

26,854

17,788

4.73

4.95

Spain

9,028

6,590

5.70

5.88

Netherlands

4,336

2,504

4.29

4.53

Italy

2,130

1,316

4.47

5.08

Germany

992

1,213

4.32

4.49

Croatia

503

1,006

6.59

6.17

Albany

1,113

-

3.91

-

Malta

329

556

4.35

4.58

France

203

313

8.03

9.07

Other 32

1,300

633

6.95

7.89

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Spain

4,365

2,219

7.27

8.31

Italy

2,574

1,805

8.07

8.77

France

1,393

829

6.99

9.46

Germany

471

415

12.41

12.12

Netherlands

195

363

9.31

8.04

Portugal

244

161

9.49

9.50

USA

186

103

10.47

9.97

UK

116

168

8.84

8.80

Turkey

155

77

3.51

3.57

Switzerland

111

75

14.94

16.05

Other 63

511

452

25.74

24.43

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Italy

32,811

20,185

5.56

5.80

Portugal

9,073

6,403

5.85

5.62

Spain

10,518

3,466

5.01

5.48

France

8,191

4,845

5.68

6.12

UK

3,617

3,695

5.55

5.86

Netherlands

2,528

2,172

6.13

6.40

USA

2,121

962

7.85

7.79

Germany

1,852

1,183

6.89

7.70

Israel

2,148

864

6.02

5.85

Bulgaria

1,021

550

5.33

5.44

Other 62

5,664

3,753

8.85

9.39

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

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

Origin

Volume (t)

Average price (€/kg)

2017

2016

2017

2016

Italy

35,813

20,881

4.69

5.10

Spain

15,476

5,858

4.64

4.85

Portugal

12,881

7,691

5.17

5.36

France

13,311

6,813

4.67

5.16

Israel

4,904

3,312

5.09

5.18

Germany

4,862

2,576

4.63

5.56

Netherlands

3,016

2,261

4.96

5.18

UK

1,716

1,318

4.72

5.03

Switzerland

1,704

948

8.21

8.33

Bulgaria

1,447

620

4.30

4.96

Other 57

5,592

3,567

6.83

5.98

Source: Eurostat (Preliminary information)

By Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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