LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 19th April, 2024

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 19th April 2024

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 16 2024 ended the week down -9.18%, -12.59 NOK to stand at 124.54 NOK (in EUR terms 10.62 / -1.19 / -10.11%) FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate ended up at 11.73 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.12 NOK or +1.03%. The Fish Pool future April was reported up +2.9 NOK, +2.27% at 130.50 NOK.

Another full trading week this week with prices starting to come off from their recent record highs. The market opened lower on Friday at 131.28 a fall of around 5% on the prior weeks close and maintained this level through Monday as spreads compressed a little between sizes. Tuesday saw a notch down to 127.93, with Wednesday further weakness 126.57 and finally closing out at 124.54 for a not insignificant drop of over 9% on the week and over 10% in Euro terms as the NOK weakened further.

Volume figures for week 15 were up on the prior week at 13,015 versus 11,675 tons the week prior. Week 15 2023 saw exports at 15,265 – which was a big jump on the prior week. So, volumes are still down.

Next week prices are coming down further. There is left over supply in the system which is being pushed through at cheaper prices. Barcelona is on peoples minds and sellers are keen to clear the decks for next week. However, buyers aren’t biting in volume, which means more selling activity next week. Harvest volumes are looking flat but more superiors in the mix. Early indications on the index around 119 / 120 NOK going in to next week.

By comparison week 17 2023 prices ended at 112.89 NOK down 5% on the week. The EURONOK rate was 11.79 similar to current.

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

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Prices Ending 19th April, 2024

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