EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 2/2023 is online
This month’s issue analyses first sales of common octopus (France, Portugal, Spain) and horned octopus (France, Italy, Spain). The case studies of this month are: “Mussels in the EU”; “Fisheries and aquaculture in Canada”.
FIRST SALES OF COMMON OCTOPUS AND HORNED OCTOPUS. From December 2019 to November 2022, the average price of common octopus in France was 7,48 EUR/kg, nearly the same as in Portugal (7,45 EUR/kg) and 5% higher than Spain (7,14 EUR/kg); in Italy the average price of horned octopus was 6,56 EUR/kg, 131% higher than in France (2,85 EUR/kg) and 92% higher than in Spain (3,42 EUR/kg).
EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. In 2022, both price and volume of frozen surimi imported into the EU from the United States exhibited a stable trend.
CONSUMPTION. During the period December 2019-November 2022, retail prices of mackerel were the highest in Denmark (12,93 EUR/kg). In Spain there was a considerable monthly variation in volume, however the country registered the highest sales with a total amount of 36.076 tonnes within the three years at an average price of 5,75 EUR/kg. The most recent weekly consumption data (up to week 1 of 2023) can be accessed on the EUMOFA website.
MUSSELS IN THE EU. In 2020, the total supply of mussels in the EU-27 was 552.636 tonnes LWE. The EU supply was mainly based on EU production (78%) and to a lesser extent on imports (22%).
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN CANADA. In 2021, the EU exported to Canada 38.941 tonnes of fishery and aquaculture products (FAPs) at a value of EUR 150 million: compared to 2020, this was an increase of 14% in terms of volume and 20% in terms of value.
GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS. On 17 January, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) presented three new patrol vessels that will strengthen fisheries inspections in European and international waters: these vessels will reinforce EFCA’s operational capacity in the monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries.
MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices for marine fuel in January 2023 ranged from 0,77 to 0,92 EUR/litre in ports in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Average prices decreased by 0,6%, compared with the previous month and increased by an average of 32,4% compared with the same month in 2021.