Overview of freshfrozen fish market of Saint Petersburg and some other regions as per mid-May 2008

May 19, 2008 11:05

Through the recent month from mid-April to mid-May 2008 the freshfrozen fish market of Saint Petersburg (Russia's main entry port for seafood imports) and other regions has displayed a number of developments, Radion Safin, CEO of Saint-Petersburg-based seafood trader Radex Co. Ltd told http://www.fishnet-russia.com/ (https://www.fishnet.ru/).

Below follow more details on particular species with average prices given as ex-coldstore VAT inclusive for quantities from 20 metric tons in Saint Petersburg unless specified otherwise.


As per mid-May 2008, traders were offering herring of all sizes. More specifically, herring 125-200 was sold from RUB 21 per kilo, while the size 200-300, 250+ was offered from 23.50 to 24.00 per kilo. Norwegian herring 300+ was sold from RUB26.50 per kilo, 330+ from RUB32.00, 350+ from 36.00 and the size 400+ was marketed from RUB50.00 per kilo.

Norwegian herring fillets were sold from RUB35.50 per kilo of the size 8/12 and from RUB40.00 per kilo of the size 6/10.

Baltic herring, Baltic sprat

As per mid-May 2008, the Baltic sprat was offered from RUB19.50 per kilo ex-coldstore, while the Finnish herring 12-15 was marketed from RUB21.00 and the same product of the size 15-17 was available from RUB23.00.


As per mid-May 2008, the market supply of mackerel was short and the prices rose to RUB79.00 per kilo of the size 400-600 and up to RUB65.00 per kilo of the size 300-500.


As per mid-May 2008, pink fillets 220+ of pangasius catfish were offered from RUB54.00 per kilo ex-coldstore.

Blue whiting

The situation on the blue whiting market most likely got stabilized and the product was available from RUB19.50 per kilo.


Due to a certain shortage of the market supply, prices for hake went up approximately by RUB10.00 per kilo. In the middle of May 2008 there were offers from RUB72.00 to RUB77.00 per kilo depending on the size, packaging and country of origin.

The Canadian hake 300-500 IQF was offered from RUB72.00 per kilo, while Argentinean hake HGT 500-800 was offered from RUB82.00 per kilo.


As per mid-May 2008, squid from the Russian Far East was marketed from RUB62.00 to 65.00 per kilo, while Peruvian squid fillets were offered at RUB82.00 per kilo.


The traders were offering practically all capelin sizes. In particular, the count 35/45 was marketed from RUB33.50 per kilo and the count 40/50 was on offer at RUB31.00 per kilo.

Trout, salmon, dateline 16 May 2008


Prices in RUB per kilo

Trout, headed, 2.7-4, Chile

from 148.00

Salmon, head-on, 2-3, Norway

from 180.00

Salmon, head-on, 4-5, Norway

from 183.00

Salmon, head-on, 8-9, Norway

from 185.00

Prices in Saint Petersburg, dateline 16 May 2008


Prices in RUB per kilo

Herring 300+


Herring 350+


Herring 400+


Pink salmon, head-on gutted, 22 kilos

40.00-45.00 depending on quality

Squid tubes, Nakhodka


Alaska pollock, headed, 25+


Capelin, 40-50, Iceland


Pangasius, head-off tail-off, Vietnam


Blue whiting, N4, Murmansk


Prices in the Russian Far East, dateline 16 May 2008


Prices in RUB per kilo

Pacific herring 27+, high fat content


Pacific herring 30+, high fat content


Squid tubes


Cod w/r


Wachna cod, headed, 17+


Alaska pollock, headed, 25+


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