Slight increase in salmon prices

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A price level increase about 0,41 EUR per kilo according to exporters SalmonBusiness has spoken to.

“We freeze a lot of fish, and customers stack up their storages with frozen fish, because the price is favourable”, he said.

Facts

SalmonBusiness collects spot prices for salmon every Friday after lunch. These are fish to be delivered the following week. Here we contact several members of the value chain, including farmers, exporters and importers. We always have at least five independent sources, although not all sources are necessarily displayed on print. We vary which sources we use, and do not use the same sources each time.

Over 5 EUR per kilo
Himself as well as several other industry sources SalmonBusiness spoke to, outlined the following salmon prices:

  • 3-4 kg: 4,9-5 EUR
  • 4-5 kg: 5,2-53 EUR
  • 5-6 kg: 5,4-56 kroner

“6+ going to China is around 6,2-6,5 EUR per kilo,” he added.

There is an increase, the question is, how significant is it going to be?”
An importer told SalmonBusiness that prices aren’t completely settled yet, but that price levels are rising.

“At the moment, there’s a huge gap between what the farmers demand and what the exporters are willing to pay,” he told SalmonBusiness.

“There is an increase, the question is, how significant is it going to be? I’m hearing everything between an increase between 0,2 EUR and 0,8 EUR per kilo,” he continued.

Positive trend
Another exporter said the same.

“The price level (as mentioned above) is the same I’m hearing,” he said, before adding:

“There is a positive trend.”