Overview of freshfrozen fish market of Saint Petersburg and some other regions in mid-May 2007

May 16, 2007 12:45

The past month was marked by changing prices of herring and capelin and some other developments on the market of St. Petersburg, Russia's main entry port for seafood, trading sources told RFR.

Below follow more details on particular species with average prices given as ex-coldstore VAT inclusive for quantities of between 1-10 metric tons unless specified otherwise.

Freshfrozen herring

In January-February 2007 the Russian inventories of Norwegian herring 350+ and 400+ were low and the prices of the products somewhat increased to RUR40.00 and RUR45.00-46.00 per kilo correspondingly, supplies of herring 300+ were sold from RUR28.00 per kilo.

Herring 200-300 was marketed from RUR20.00 per kilo.

Mackerel

Norwegian and Scottish mackerel was available ex-coldstore in Saint Petersburg from RUR63.00 per kilo of the size 400-600 and from RUR97.00 for the size 600+. There were also offers of Canadian mackerel 600+ from RUR95.00 per kilo.

Baltic herring, Baltic sprat

As per 15 May 2007, Estonian and Latvian fish was available from RUR15.50 per kilo on the market of Saint Petersburg.

The demand and the supply got stabilized. In the weeks to come traders forecasted a slight increase of prices as the bridge in Ivangorod used for shipping Baltic sprat from Estonia was closed for trucks heavier than 3.5 tonnes. In that situation trucks had to go through the check point in Pskov region which made the way longer thus increasing costs of transportation.

Capelin

In mid-May 2007 situation on the capelin market stabilized and Icelandic capelin was available on the market of Saint Petersburg from RUR29,50 to RUR33.00 per kilo depending on the count. The counts available on the market ranged from 45/55 to 30/40 per kilo.

Blue whiting

In mid-May 2007 blue whiting prices were stably low from RUR12.50 per-kilo FCA and from RUR13.50 ex-coldstore in Saint Petersburg.

Alaska pollock

Prices of Alaska pollock were stable from RUR46.00-51.00 per kilo ex-coldstore in Saint Petersburg depending on the size.

Pink salmon

Pink salmon slightly appreciated to RUR66.00-70.00 per kilo ex-coldstore in Saint Petersburg.

Atlantic salmon and trout

The market situation remained practically unchanged. Prices for Atlantic salmon were stable and the trend was expected to persist in the coming months. Prices were at RUR185.00 per kilo of the size 6-7, 7-8.

Wholesale prices ex-coldstore in Vladivostok, dateline 15 May 2007

Product

Price ex-coldstore, RUR per kilo

Alaska pollock 25+ headed

33.00

Cod headed

72.00

Wachna cod 17+  headed

38.00

Wachna cod 20+  w/r

20.00

Coho salmon head-on gutted

62.00

Chum salmon headed

57.00

Pink salmon head-on gutted, 1st grade

55.00

Alaska pollock 30+, 35+ w/r

26.50

Wholesale prices ex-coldstore in Saint Petersburg, dateline 15 May 2007

Product

Price ex-coldstore/vessel, RUR per kilo

Short-term forecast

Herring Norway 300+

28.00

Stable

Herring 350+

40.00

Stable

Herring 400+

45.00

Stable

Baltic sprat 10-12 Estonia

15.50

Stable

Baltic herring 12-15 Finland

19.50

Stable

Mackerel 400-600

82.00

Stable

Mackerel 600+ Norway/Scotland

99.00

Stable

Pink salmon silverside head-on gutted

66.00

Stable

Blue whiting

13.50

Stable

Capelin 45/55 fish per kilo, Iceland

28.00

Stable

Wholesale prices ex-coldstore in Moscow, dateline 15 May 2007

Product

Price ex-coldstore, RUR per kilo

Atlantic salmon 5-6 gutted SUP Norway

185.00

Atlantic salmon 1-2 head-on SUP

165.00

Atlantic salmon 6-7 head-on SUP

187.00

Atlantic salmon 7-8 head-on SUP

189.00

Atlantic salmon 9+ SUP Faroe Islands, February

200.00

Wholesale prices ex-coldstore in Murmansk, dateline 10 May 2007

Products

Price ex-coldstore, RUR per kilo

Herring 200-300

18.50-19.50

Herring 200-

17.50-18.00

Herring 300+

22.00-30.00

Herring 350+

36.00

Herring 400+

42.00

Herring poorly graded classified as large and fat 200+

19.00

Herring head-on 200-

18.70-20.00

Herring head-on 300+

24.00

Herring fillets in mustard sauce

24.09

Mackerel 16+S

18.90

Mackerel 20+

20.50

Mackerel headed 200-300

52.00-57.00

Mackerel headed 300+

54.00-55.00

Mackerel w/r head-on 400-600

64.00

Blue whiting w/r

10.56-36.00

Blue whiting w/r 20+

11.80-13.50

Blue whiting w/r 21+

12.98

Blue whiting w/r 25+

14.50

Blue whiting

11.70-12.00

Blue whiting backs

36.00

Note: The last table has been compiled by FISHNET specialists from internet offers of Murmansk traders, while the other preceding tables were contributed by Saint-Petersburg trading sources.

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