LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 21st July, 2022

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 22nd July 2022

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index week 29 was down -17.27%, -15.56 NOK to stand at 74.53 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK was a little stronger at 10.17 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday -0.08 NOK or 0.78%. The Fish Pool future July down -3.25 NOK at 88.75 NOK with August showing 76.80.

The expectation of softer prices wasn’t wrong with a huge overall -17.27% fall in prices. The market kicked off down -3.35% on Friday at 87.17 NOK, continued to manage the drop on Monday at 85.27 NOK and fell consistently across the week 81.37 on Tuesday, 79.82 on Wednesday and a rout on Thursday down -5.29 NOK in a day. The cure for high prices before seeming to be high prices, a holiday period, more fish and a huge heatwave across Europe. Volumes in week 28 were up at 17,935. Thoughts for next week include hopes for a stabilization around these prices given the huge drop seen, while recognising prices are still comparatively high (FPIndex was 66.75 week 29 2021), to maintaining these levels into the new week but then softer again, unless some harvesting is held back. As usual, we will see…

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

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LFEX Indicative Exporter Prices (4 Week)

EUR / NOK FX Rate (4 Week)

Prices Ending 21st July, 2022

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