LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 20th July, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 21st July 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 29 2023 was down -8.34%, -7.90 NOK to stand at 86.88 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate was down at 11.16 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday -0.10 NOK or -0.89%. The Fish Pool future July was reported lower at 89.0 NOK down -2.40 NOK or -2.63%.

The index price opened lower for week 29 trading last Friday at 90.81 NOK -3.97 NOK from the previous week. The index reduction was influenced by the decline in the 5/6s of around 9 NOK to 101.55 which helped push the index lower. 4/5s down around 4 NOK and 3/4s less than 1 NOK. While a reduction in the 5/6s was expect it was probably a little over blown meaning prices then pushed back up Monday / Tuesday to the 107 levels. Smaller fish remained level-ish, but Wednesday and Thursday saw a fall off again, particularly the 5/6s closing out at 95.29 and an overall fall in the index. Spread was down to 15.75. Looking forward to next week, a slow market during summer holiday time and more fish coming through means an overall expectation of further weakness. Smaller fish remaining relatively stable, 4/5s and 5/6s expecting a reduction with more volume, however 6+ still in demand. We shall see.

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

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LFEX Indicative Exporter Prices (4 Week)

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Prices Ending 20th July, 2023

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