LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 19th May, 2022

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 20th May 2022

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


A steadier week in week 20 with less volatility. The LFEX Norwegian Exporters index was up +2.78%, +2.82 NOK to stand at 104.41 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK was relatively flat at 10.32 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.03 or 0.29% weaker. The Fish Pool future May lost -5.0 NOK to 105.00, -4.55% over the same period.

A shorter trading week with a big holiday in the middle. Although no one was sure of the direction last week, prices were maintained and overall crept up. The market opened down on Friday -2.28 NOK below 100 NOK level continuing the previous weeks falls, but this was the low of the week. Prices climbed consistently and over all picked up just over 5% from the low through to Thursday. Next week is another 4 day week and consensus points to a stable start to the week. A reduced harvest week and low volumes but no one is expecting much volatility this week. We’ll see.

David Nye’s analysis for a Technical viewpoint will be published on Monday.

  Market Data (Click Each to Expand)

LFEX Prices

FX Rates

LFEX Indicative Exporter Prices (4 Week)

EUR / NOK FX Rate (4 Week)

Prices Ending 19th May, 2022

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Q. Can I track FX on LFEX?

A. We helpfully offer a huge range of FX rates on the system, although clearly certain pairs will be watched more than most. You can see the EURNOK chart and get a very clear picture of the trend affecting the producers selling into Europe. Currency weakness may well have affected NOK pricing, NOK has lost 8.3% in the last month versus the EUR (9.53 to 10.32), although this was coming off of the back of NOK strength prior.