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Demand is slow in Europe at present, which is typical for the first weeks of the year. Limited quantities are being traded, and prices are stable. Chinese buyers are making purchases in advance of Chinese festivities, and this is directing product away from the European market. However, demand in Europe can be expected to recover by February. Saint Valentine’s Day will see increased demand for certain seafood items such as lobster and oysters, and this will likely lead to a price hike...
Seafood trade in Europe has finally picked up as Christmas and New Year festivities approach. The late start to buying resulted in very large purchases during early December, and prices have climbed for groundfish products and for salmon. The shrimp market has been affected by high cold storage holdings, however, and prices have remained relatively stable despite strong demand. Low tuna prices have continued on the back of very weak consumer demand for canned tuna...
October 2019 issue, includes January - June 2019 statistics The publication contains detailed quarterly update on market trends for a variety of major commodities. Combining the price information collected for the European Price Report with other market survey data collected by FAO GLOBEFISH, the report provides a detailed update on market trends for a variety of major commodities. Key market data is presented in a time series tabular or graphical form with written analysis of trends...
Typically, November is quite a busy month for seafood as buying picks up in preparation for the Christmas period and prices tend to increase. This year, however, the European market is surprisingly quiet and price movement has been limited so far. Broad economic uncertainty surrounding the Brexit situation and the US-China tariff discussions appear to be overshadowing the market and buyers are adopting a wait-and-see approach. In China, however, the uncertain environment has not delayed the start of purchases for the Chinese New...
The FAO GLOBEFISH Chinese Fish Price Report, based on information supplied by industry correspondents, aims to provide guidance on broad price trends. In the last years, China remained the top fish producer in the world with strong linkages with this historical evolution growth of aquaculture vis-à-vis wild capture fisheries. In addition, China is a country where international trade plays a significant role in fish and fish products. The Chinese Fish Price Report fills an existing gap...
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