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EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 1/2022 is online


This month’s issue analyses first sales of common cuttlefish (Italy, France, Spain) and European squid (Italy, Portugal, Spain). The case studies of this month are: “Fisheries and Aquaculture in Namibia”; “Species profile: redfish”.

FIRST SALES IN EUROPE. In October 2021, compared to October 2020, first-sales value and volume of fisheries and aquaculture products decreased in Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Norway. Read more. The most recent weekly (up to week 5 of 2022) and monthly (November 2022) data for first sales in Europe on the EUMOFA website.

FIRST SALES OF COMMON CUTTFLEFISH AND EUROPEAN SQUID. From November 2018 to October 2021, the weighted average first-sales price of common cuttlefish in Italy was 8,19 EUR/kg, 99% higher than in France and 14% higher than in Spain. Read more. The weighted average first-sales price of European squid in Italy was 13,91 EUR/kg. This was 52% higher than in Portugal (9,14 EUR/kg), and 9% above that in Spain (12,78 EUR/kg). Read more.

EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. Since the beginning of 2021, both price and volume of frozen surimi of Alaska pollock from the United States exhibited an upward trend. Price ranged from 2,08 to 3,07 EUR/kg and supply from 134 to 2.400 tonnes. Read more.

CONSUMPTION. Between November 2018 and October 2021, total German household consumption of "other freshwater fish", mostly rainbow trout, carp and European eel, was 15.593 tonnes. German consumers spent on average 17,19 EUR per month for a kilogram of "other freshwater fish". Read more. The most recent weekly (up to week 4 of 2022) consumption data can be accessed on the EUMOFA website.

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN NAMIBIA. The EU trade deficit with Namibia in value terms for fisheries and aquaculture products has been increasing over recent years, but experienced a decrease from 2019 to 2020, reaching a value of almost EUR 299 million in 2020. Read more.

SPECIES PROFILE: REDFISH. Portugal and Spain are the Member States that land the highest volumes of redfish in the EU. They accounted for 65% of the total landed volume, 17.024 tonnes, in 2019. Read more.

GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS. In December 2021, the EU and the UK reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2022. The agreement on the management of shared stocks secures the fishing rights of EU and UK fleets in both EU and UK waters until the end of 2022. Read more.

MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices for marine fuel in December 2021 ranged between 0,52 and 0,64 EUR/litre in ports in France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Prices decreased by an average of 2% compared with the previous month and increased by an average of 63% compared with the same month in 2020. Read more.

Monthly Highlights 1/2022 is available in English, French and Spanish.

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