GLOBEFISH - Information and Analysis on World Fish Trade


The unusually high temperatures reached in Europe at the end of June have negatively impacted fish consumption and demand. Overall, prices trended downward, even throughout the holiday period when consumption of seafood is typically high. Tuna prices have dropped to their lowest level in four years, and canned tuna demand is reportedly very weak in the major markets, particularly in Europe.
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...
April 2019 Issue, includes  January – December 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 and key events and...
Moderate demand is reported in seafood markets in both Europe and Asia, with seasonally average landings and average to lower-than-average price ranges. Prices for shrimp and tuna, in particular, have been trending steeply downwards. Summer is generally a period of high fish consumption, however, and this added demand combined with limited production is pushing up prices of squid and groundfish. 
European fish traders attended the Brussels Seafood Expo this month, the major industry event of the year. The dominant consumer trend at present is growing demand for more expensive convenience seafood products. In the shorter term, demand is good on the European market and landings are slow. 

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