Volume sales of fresh salmon fell by 5 percent in the first nine months of 2022 to 189.8 million lbs, or 86,000 tonnes, as the average price per pound rose nearly 13 percent year-on-year.
Dollar sales were up almost 8 percent year-on-year to surpass the $2-billion mark, according to data from Chicago-based IRI OmniMarket Integrated Fresh, a Chicago-based market research firm.
“The big story in the seafood case continues to be salmon,” said Chris Dubois, Senior VP in charge of animal protein practice at IRI OmniMarket.
“Whether in value-added, fixed weight portion cuts, or simply from the refrigerated case, salmon has become a powerhouse anchor in the case. In the US, salmon is about 2/3 of all refrigerated fish sales and shows no signs of slowing down,” he told SalmonBusiness.