LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 15th June, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 16th June 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 24 2023 was in the end down -17.70%, -18.78 NOK to stand at 87.33 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate was down at 11.50 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday -0.27 NOK or -2.29%. The Fish Pool future June was reported lower at 98.0 NOK down -4.5 NOK or -4.39%.

A brutal week as prices crashed. Despite hopes/indications of a stronger open the week kicked off significantly down at 101.49 NOK, -4.62 NOK or 4.35% which was the beginning of the rout. Monday saw further falls to 98.96, and each following day saw a further 3 or 4 NOK fall, at 94.02, 91.16 and 87.33 respectively. There is more volume but not enough to cause such a drop on its own. The issue is buyers ‘finally’ forcing prices down from the significant and continued highs that we have seen. So what happens next week? The sentiment from sellers seems to be not feeling very positive / not very optimistic. Prices have already come down a long way, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come down further. To balance the equation, as prices come down the demand picks up, but everyone knows that more biomass is coming down the line. We haven’t nailed the last 2 Fridays expectations and it is difficult to predict at the moment. The sense is that prices have a little further to go down next week, but it will depend on available volume. To get Fridays actual index price login to the platform this afternoon. We shall see.

David Nye’s technical analysis report will be published on Monday.

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LFEX Indicative Exporter Prices (4 Week)

EUR / NOK FX Rate (4 Week)

Prices Ending 15th June, 2023

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