After reaching some extreme peaks in April, salmon prices have fallen back and remained steady, around EUR 10, over the past month. But for next week, there is a slight increase.
“A little up, it seems. It is difficult to find fish. It is mostly the major players who sit on it,” says an independent exporter to SalmonBusiness. [factbox]
Low supply raises the price.
“Earlier today it was quite high, but the response from the market has meant that it has come down a bit. The price is 100-105 kroner (EUR 9.9-10.4) at 3-6 kg, but little has been done – both on buying and selling,” he continues.
“Currency changes means that the price delivered to the customer has become a little more expensive. When there is also a price increase for the fish farmer, it will be like this. It will be a few weeks now where it will be at this level, but as the temperatures develop, more fish will come [for sale].”
“Still fantastic prices, there is nothing more to say than that,” he adds.
The salmon price increase is confirmed by a seller at a fish farming company:
“It seems so. Everyone says that little fish is offered, especially big fish, and that it is between generations,” he says.
“Little done, but there is an increase,” says another farmer. He refers to the following prices (FOB slaughterhouse in northern Norway):
- 2-3 kg NOK 94 (EUR 9.3)
- 3-4 kg NOK 100-102 (EUR 9.9-10.1)
- 4-5 kg NOK 106-108 (EUR 10.5-10.7)
- 5-6 kg NOK 106-109 (EUR 10.5-10.8)
- 6+ kg NOK 111-117 (EUR 11-11.6)
All five sources SalmonBusiness has spoken to after lunch on Friday confirm a price increase between two and three kroner.
“There are no major changes. It may be a couple of kroner up, but that is due to a public holiday on Monday,” says an exporter.