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EUMOFA Monthly Highlights No. 1/2023 is online


This month’s issue analyses first sales of European anchovy (Portugal, France, Spain) and Atlantic mackerel (Italy, the Netherlands, Spain). The case studies of this month are: “Octopus in the EU”; “Fisheries and aquaculture in Chile”.

FIRST SALES OF EUROPEAN ANCHOVY AND ATLANTIC MACKEREL. From October 2019 to September 2022, the average price of Atlantic mackerel in Italy was 5,16 EUR/kg, 456% higher than in the Netherlands (0,93 EUR/kg), and 314% higher than in Spain (1,25 EUR/kg); in Portugal the average price of European anchovy was 2,04 EUR/kg, 66% higher than in France (1,23 EUR/kg), and 22% higher than in Spain (1,67 EUR/kg).

EXTRA-EU IMPORTS. In 2022, both price and volume of chilled yellowfin tunas imported into the EU from the Maldives exhibited a stable trend.

CONSUMPTION. In January-October 2022 swordfish consumption in Italy decreased by 16% compared to the same period in 2021. However, average price increased by 25% from 17,58 EUR/kg to 21,95 EUR/kg. The most recent weekly consumption data (up to week 1 of 2023) can be accessed on the EUMOFA website.

OCTOPUS IN THE EU. From 2011 to 2020, the landings of octopus species in the EU-27 fell by 32% in volume and 27% in value in real terms, as a result of the significant fall in landings in the Spain, Italy and Portugal.

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN CHILE. Chilean fisheries make a significant contribution to global production through catches of fish, molluscs, and seaweed. In 2020, Chilean fisheries produced nearly 2,2 million tonnes of seafood, which was approximately 2,4% of total world production from fisheries.

GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS. A new management procedure for Bluefin tuna was adopted by the EU and the 47 contracting parties at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas on 21 November 2022.

MACROECONOMIC CONTEXT. Average prices of marine fuel in November 2022 ranged between 0,51 and 1,23 EUR/litre in in France, Italy, Spain and UK ports. On average, prices fell by about 7,5% compared with the previous month, but they increased by 58,8% compared with the same month in 2021.

Monthly Highlights no. 1/2023 is now available in English, French, and Spanish.

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