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The usual increase in seafood trade accompanied the arrival of Lent this year, leading to higher prices for all major products. Groundfish is in particularly low supply, and prices continue to rise. Two prominent political issues are likely to impact trade in the coming months. The first is the outcome of ongoing Brexit negotiations, for which the deadline has been extended until 31 October. If no agreement is reached between the EU28 and the UK, then the two thirds of UK’s seafood...
January 2019 issue, includes January - September 2018 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...
Demand has started to pick up after a sluggish start to the year. Traders are only now starting to build up stocks for Lent, one of the main consumption periods, which is starting later than usual this year. Prices for several products have reached record levels, and further price hikes are likely to materialize in April. The overall outlook for capture fisheries is bleak, with groundfish and cephalopod resources under stress at a global level, and significant quotas cuts have been decided...
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...
February is traditionally a quiet month for fish consumption in Europe. Landings in European waters are generally poor at present due to the winter weather. Prices are trending upwards, despite lacklustre demand. Further price hikes are likely as Easter approaches. 

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