LFEX European Aquaculture Snapshot to 7th December, 2023

John Ersser - The London Fish Exchange

Published: 8th December 2023

This Article was Written by: John Ersser


The LFEX Norwegian Exporters Index for Week 49 2023 ended the week down -2.23%, -1.86 NOK to stand at 81.62 NOK (in EUR terms 6.94 / – 0.18 / – 2.48 %) FCA Oslo Week ending Thursday vs previous Thursday.

The NOK rate ended up at 11.76 to the Euro over the period Thursday to Thursday +0.03 NOK or +0.26%. The Fish Pool future December was reported down – 0.50 NOK, -0.63% at 85.0 NOK.

The index price opened on Friday at 84.63 NOK / +1.36 %, +1.15 NOK close to the early indications on the Friday – you could argue the sellers had it by a nose given unsold fish from the prior week. Prices we pretty flat for the week again, with Monday giving back a little to 83.59 which was probably the right and Tuesday 84.13. Wednesday and Thursday were downhill a little closing out the week at 81.62 – the low for the week and printing an overall loss. The range was 3 NOK over the week – around 3.5%. What happened – a slower week for sales – mainly because the price didn’t match the volume. The prices were too high and more volume came through aided and abetted by some emergency harvesting of smaller sizes because of jelly fish.

Next week is wide open currently – with lower indications between 81 ish for the week however with higher prices 86 ish to start the new week off. So, currently looking like a higher start with a drop off in price with good availability of smaller fish during the week. This may change as the afternoon develops…updated index pricing as usual will be published later today and we will have more visibility.

Week 48 2023 fresh volumes were 22,910 vs 22,316 for the same period last year and the index stood at 78.07 NOK for WK48 – as a comparison. David Nye’s technical analysis report will be published on Monday.

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

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Prices Ending 7th December, 2023

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