Overview of Russian import of seabass in 2009 and first quarter 2010

September 13, 2010 15:31

The import volume of fresh seabass in the first quarter of 2010 to Russia amounted to 329 tonnes that is 5 times more from 65 tonnes in the first quarter of 2009, according to a report prepared by FISHNET analysts (www.megafishnet.com).

The import value increased 4 times from RUB15.7 million to RUB62.7 million. Average import price in the first quarter 2010 decreased by 26% from RUB241.00 per kilo to RUB191.00 per kilo.

Import of fresh seabass to Russia in 1Q, 2010-2009 by month

Month

Customs value (RUB 1000,00)

Net weight (Т)

Average value (RUB1000,00)

2010

2009

2010

2009

2010

2009

January

15,182.477

4089.065

75.968

19.417

199.854

210.592

February

17,573.113

6214.712

91.417

24.244

192.230

256.340

March

29,806.379

5381.061

161.136

21.374

184.977

251.757

April

155.547

-

0.591

-

263.193

-

Total:

62,717.516

15,684.838

329.112

65.035

190.566

241.175

The bulk of seafood imports in the first quarter 2010 were contributed by three major suppliers of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Import volume from Greece in 2010 hiked 141 times from 1.3 tonnes to 186 tonnes (if compared with 278 tonnes imported from Greece in the whole 2009). Importation from Turkey also increased sharply to 111 tonnes in the first quarter 2010 while the total import from Turkey in 2009 amounted to 182 tonnes.

Import volume from Cyprus decreased 2.8 times from 62 tonnes to 22 tonnes.

Import of fresh seabass to Russia in 1Q, 2010-2009 by country

Country

Total sum (RUB)

Net Weight (KG)

2010

2009

2010

2009

Greece

36,733,198.41

399,552.98

186,174

1,320

Turkey

16,778,310.51

-

110,662

-

Cyprus

5,437,526.92

10872,329.15

22,118

54,200

France

1,233,245.74

412,640.26

3,808

1,588

Tunisia

1,067,633.59

49,650.86

4,030

160

Morocco

961,565.27

1,061,096.04

1,233

1,472

Spain

489,542.87

2,822,604.89

1,024

6,182

Portugal

13,755.03

4,985.1

61

22

Italy

2,881.76

62,031.27

2

91

In the first quarter 2010 the number of importers of fresh seabass to Russia increased. OOO SK Ryba Company increased supplies significantly to 109 tonnes in the first quarter 2010, while in the whole 2009 the company imported 187 tonnes. La Mare Company increased its supplies 153 times from 7 tonnes to 104 tonnes in 1Q, 2010.

Meanwhile, the import volume of another large importer of OOO Jetrico Company decreased from 54 tonnes to 5.7 tonnes.

Importers of fresh seabass to Russia in 1Q, 2010-2009

Company name

Total value (RUB)

Net weight (kg)

2010

2009

2010

2009

OOO SK Ryba

16,491,757.12

-

108,912

-

OOO La Mare

21,371,312.23

3,648,684.54

104,213

7,222

OOO Bakaleya Import

13,878,981.46

-

74,208

-

OOO Rusprodimport

3,512,547.07

-

13,335

-

ООО "СТАТУС 1 "

2,059,819.56

-

10,091

-

ООО "ДЖЕТРИКО"

1,595,299.65

10,921,980.01

5,692

54,360

ООО "ФИШЕРИС"

1,194,203.58

399,552.98

4,942

1,320

ООО "СИФУД ИМПОРТ"

1,017,914.43

-

2,902

-

ООО "ИНЭКСРЕЗЕРВ"

804,637.48

235,016.39

2,152

432

ООО "ГАЛАТЕЯ"

496,781.35

412,640.26

1,684

1,588

ООО "СОНИКА"

170,439.34

4,985.1

741

22

ООО "ПРАЙМ ФИШ"

123,966.83

-

240

-

ООО "ТЕЗОРО ДЕЛЬ МАРЕ"

-

49,287.94

-

62

ООО "АКВИСТО"

-

12,743.33

-

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2009

Import volume of fresh seabass in 2009 to Russia amounted to 689 tonnes. Import value amounted to USD152.5 million. Average import price amounted to RUB221.00 per kilo. Notably, the import volume of seabass in the first half of the year was stable increasing in the second half of the year with the prices reducing due to seasonal production in supplying countries and the rise of demand for the product in Russia closer to the New Year holidays.

Import of fresh seabass to Russia in 2009

Month

Customs value RUB 1000.00)

Net weight (tonnes)

Average price (RUB1000.00)

N/A

195.219

0.568

343.695

January

4,089.065

19.417

210.592

February

6,214.712

24.244

256.340

March

5,381.061

21.374

251.757

April

6,028.085

24.015

251.013

May

6,720.313

27.082

248.147

June

9,303.91

35.625

261.162

July

16,773.234

72.033

232.855

August

19,284.074

87.259

220.998

September

17,688.516

77.66

227.769

October

19,709.015

91.758

214.793

November

18,011.253

90.038

200.041

December

23,098.355

117.963

195.810

Total:

152,496.812

689.036

221.319

The largest supplier of seabass to Russia in 2009 became Greece with total import volume of 278 tonnes with Turkey and Cyprus ranking the second and third with total volume of supplies of 182 and 141 tonnes correspondingly.

Import of fresh seabass to Russia in 2009 by country

Country

Value (RUB)

Net weight (kg)

Greece

60,410,499.46

277,598

Turkey

29,814,675.04

182,138

Cyprus

32,981,932.79

141,323

Tunisia

12,703,171.72

52,810

Spain

11,952,052.53

26,592

Morocco

3,058,885.5

4,373

France

919,237.78

3,180

Italy

585,790.25

707

Portugal

70,942.84

315

About 76% of total import volume of seabass to Russia in 2009 was contributed by 3 major suppliers.

Importers of fresh seabass to Russia in 2009

Company name

Value (RUB)

Net weight (kg)

OOO Bakaleya Import

42,386,212.31

202,158

OOO SK Ryba

30,760,428.62

187,484

OOO Jetrico

37,704,428.95

168,440

OOO La Mare

21,387,356.67

62,380

OOO Fisheris

7,311,895.85

27,586

OOO Rusprodimport

4,857,041.64

15,378

OOO Galatea

2,555,326.58

8,644

OOO Sankt Peterfisk

2,181,968.56

7,311

OOO Sonika

1,823,031.65

7,165

OOO Inexreserv

956,080.48

1,793

OOO Tezoro Del Mare

559,058.01

664

OOO Akvisto

14,358.59

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