Prices for small fish deteriorate while the large salmon rises

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But the average price stays quite stable next week.

“The smallest fish is a little under pressure, less than four kilos. Somewhat stable on the middle fish and a little increase on the larger one”.

Thus, an exporter summarizes the next week’s salmon prices for SalmonBusiness.

“It seems like there are a lot small fish, it will probably weaken some,” he adds.

“What I know is that it is just over NOK 50 (€5.2),” says another exporter. “It’s muted and calm. Nothing urgent, says them, he adds.

Market sources SalmonBusiness have talked to after lunch Friday shows the following farmgate prices:

  • 3-4 kilos NOK 48-50 (€4.9-5.2)
  • 4-5 kilos NOK 50-52 (€5.2-5.4)
  • 5-6 kilos NOK 53-54 (€5.5-5.6)
  • 6+ kilo «56 kroner to well over 60 kroner» (€5.9-6.2+)

“It’s going sideways”, says a smoker’s buyer, pointing out that the NOK has strengthened relatively to Euro and US dollars.

“6+ kilos [prices] live their own lives. There is a rift about the airborne fish, I think. I’ve heard farmers who require well over NOK 60 for 6+. But I do not think there are so many who have done trades yet”, he notes.

On the largest fish there is a large differentiation in pricing, depending on which market it is to be placed in.

“The European market is at NOK 55 and the air market with China is a bit higher,” says an exporter.

“1-5 kilos are under pressure. There has been a lot of cheap fish this week”, he adds.