LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 2nd March, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 3rd March 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index Week 9 2023 was down -4.68% -5.6 NOK to stand at 114.1 NOK FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate was up at 11.08 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.13 NOK or +1.19%. The Fish Pool future March was reported higher at 105 NOK up +8.00 NOK or +8.12%.

Brutal week for pricing and volatility as prices jump up to the near record highs seen in April 22. Prices leaped a further 7.34%, + 8.79 NOK on Fridays open at 128.49 based on continuing poor supply of fish, which progressed into Monday at 128.74 with buyers having a torrid time finding product. Tuesday and Wednesday gave a little back, but by Thursday with falling appetite at these price levels saw a correction to 114.1 or -9.3% on the day with some sellers outing stock at the 110 level. In one week, prices were up, bottom to top 7.5% (9 NOK) and down, top to bottom -11.37% (-14.64 NOK). Next week is hard to call and a nervous market, still not much volume will keep price pressure up especially for those buyers who need fresh (sushi / retail), but smokers and processors won’t want to be buying at these levels which will bring downward pressure especially on unsold stock. Maybe see higher level prices again for the open. We shall see.

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

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LFEX Indicative Exporter Prices (4 Week)

EUR / NOK FX Rate (4 Week)

Prices Ending 2nd March, 2023

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