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Norwegian salmon spot price up for fifth consecutive week
With contribution from iLaks.no
Norwegian salmon spot prices are set to rise again next week, making the fifth consecutive week of price increases.
« This week, due to relatively low volumes, we’ve seen a positive impact on prices back to us, » an exporter told iLaks. « It has not been a walk in the park, but slowly and surely the fish has gone out at higher prices for next week. »
« Next week we expect some more fish in the system, but due to the developments we have seen this week, the purchase price has adjusted a little bit up. The supply of large fish seems further reduced, so it has also continued to go up. »
He cited the following salmon prices, to the farmer in southern Norway:
NOK 55 per kilogram, for fish sized 2- 3kg; NOK 60 for 3- 4kg; NOK 61- 62 for 4-5 kg fish; NOK 62- 63 for 5- 6kg; and NOK 65- 66 for 6+kg.
Last week, Feb. 19, prices were put at: NOK 53- 54 per kilogram, for salmon sized 2- 3kg; NOK 57- 58 for 3- 4kg; NOK 59- 60 on 4- 6kg; and NOK 62- 64 for 6+kg.
There has been a price increase of a few NOK, while the euro went from 9.60 to 9.50 last week.
« As one of the few animal products in Norway, salmon is in our evening prayers — every night, » concluded the exporter.
A number of market participants confirmed this price level, though noted a little more market hesitance.
« That’s the price we have heard, » said one salmon trader. « We are very tentative. We have customers who have problems making deals at certain prices — and then we have three more weeks of increases. It’s unhealthy. »
« The prices seem too high for me. I have not bought anything, but see no major movements, » said another salmon exporter.
« It’s early in the day. We are on a knife edge on prices. I hear many who are stepping back from buying, they’ll lower their quantities, because this is not sustainable, » he said, adding that fish under 4kg are more feasible now.