LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 16th February, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 17th February 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index Week 7 2023 was up +13.66% +12.7 NOK to stand at 105.64 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate was up slightly at 10.94 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.03 NOK or +0.27%. The Fish Pool future February was reported higher at 93.75 NOK up +2.55 NOK or +2.80%.

A huge week for the Norwegian market driven by unusually low harvest volumes. The market raced up at the beginning of the week 6.46 NOK or 6.96% to the better, breaking 100 NOK on Monday and Tuesday. Adding to the woes of low volume were very little superior grade fish available and the market reacted with prices taking off again on Wednesday and Thursday as news filtered through. A lot more of the stock was production quality with skin issues. Given the lack of superiors some of these found their way through as superior sales which were then discounted on review. While demand itself wasn’t high with so few good fish available pricing could only head one way. Indications for next week are for continued low harvest volumes which will continue to put pressure on prices. As usual we shall see what the week brings.

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

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Prices Ending 16th February, 2023

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