LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 6th June, 2024

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 7th June 2024

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 23 2024 ended the week down -9.47%, -8.55 NOK to stand at 81.73 NOK (in EUR terms 7.11 / -0.81 / -10.18%) FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate ended up at 11.50 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.09 NOK or +0.79%. The Fish Pool future June was reported down – 15.50, -13.90% at 96.00 NOK.

Following last weeks’ brutal rout in pricing, week 23 came through with further weakness. The initial early week bounce saw prices pushed up 2% to 92.13 NOK levels, which held over the weekend. Monday was back underwater however at 89.42 and lower than the prior week close. This set the pattern for weakness for the rest of the week with prices 2 NOK lower on Tuesday (87.49), accelerating the fall on Wednesday at 83.74 a further near 4 NOK lower, and capping off the week on Thursday a further 2 NOK lower. Spreads between sizes almost evaporated by the end of the week. Prices a long way off prices in the same week last year (106.11).

Again, it is a story of over supply with demand not catching up. Supply has increased as expected with more harvest, there have been some disease issues meaning additional slaughter, and the supply of superior fish is sufficient to cover demand. On the demand side it remains weak, with perhaps buyers not having the orders behind them to support a lot more purchasing. However, at these levels perhaps interest is being generated. Next week pricing looks to open weaker again at 78 – 79 level as supply continues to weigh on the price.


Volume figures for week 22 (2024) were 15,060 tons vs 15,666 in 2023. We await formal figures for week 23 just gone. Volumes in week 23 2023 were 18,299 and for the coming week 24, 17,359 tons to give some comparison guidance.

Historical Price Guidance

A year ago, Week 24 2023 prices ended down 18.78 NOK on the week at 87.33 NOK a fall of 17.70%. The EURNOK rate was lower at 11.50. Is the decline running a week early this year?

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

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Prices Ending 7th June, 2024

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