LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 29th June, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 30th June 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 26 2023 was up + 7.63%, +6.82 NOK to stand at 96.18 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate was up at 11.75 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.16 NOK or +1.38%. The Fish Pool future June was reported higher at 96.0 NOK up +2.5 NOK or +2.67%.

Prices opened marginally higher last Friday at 90.72 NOK +1.36 from the previous week as farmers pushed prices up a little. Monday and Tuesday were relatively flat at 91.79 and 91.35 respectively, while Wednesday saw a pick-up to 93.32 which accelerated into Thursday at 96.18 to close out the week, and a good increase, albeit without the huge volatility. Supply and Demand collided this week, with supply found slightly wanting meaning upward pressure on pricing. A large spread between smaller and larger fish of 12.5 NOK – 3/4s to 5/6s. Interestingly David Nye noted a technical resistance level at 96.47 NOK in last week’s report. The coming week will see some more volume in smaller sizes coming through, and it will depend on where buyers are prepared to pay for smaller fish – early indications from bigger buyers pushing around 84 NOK 3/4s. However, bigger fish 5+ in demand from Asia and Sushi are expected to be stronger with a life of their own. It is noticeable that recently there is less certainty on pricing for Fridays in the last few weeks as the market tries to work out where it’s at. We shall see.

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

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Prices Ending 29th June, 2023

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