Producers of Russian sushi quality shrimp associate to increase selling power

October 23, 2006 14:57

Companies based in the Russian Far East and trained by Japanese technicians have mastered production of frozen pink shrimp Pandalus borealis of high quality for direct consumption in raw form.

Now with this elite product on offer, the Russian exporters are trying to overcome disunity by establishing an association under the respective name of Dalkrevetka (meaning Far Eastern shrimp). One of the goals of the association is consolidating positions on the export markets. The association also studies possibilities on the domestic market.

Pink shrimp

This wild shrimp has a distinctive sweetish taste and it is absolutely ecological clean because it is harvested in cold waters, according to the producers. However, unlike other pink shrimp fishing areas in the world, in the waters of the Russian Far East Basin it is larger. Therefore, in Japan pink shrimp (only from the Russian Far East) is eaten in raw form, and the raw consumption determines the methods and time of processing, terms and conditions of storage.

On the Japanese market traders market the following types of pink shrimp Pandalus borealis:

Category

Number of shrimps per kilo

4L

Less than 42

3L

43-46

2L

47-54

55-65

L

66-75

LM

76-94

These are traditional symbols for the Japanese market, but in different companies they can vary depending on the product type, etc. To define the product traders also use the following symbols:

B – for coonstripe shrimp Pandalus hipsinotus;

F – containing roes;

X, XV – tails (headless);

N – for pink shrimp Pandalus borealis;

SL – with stripes.

In the Russian Far East the fishermen harvest ca.10,000 metric tons of pink shrimp per year and nearly all the stock is exported abroad, though large cities of the country also have a market potential. One of the largest companies harvesting pink shrimp is OOO Kompania BINOM running two dedicated processing shrimpers of the middle class. The trawlers are equipped with dedicated shrimp trawl systems and automated lines for catch processing.

For the Japanese market BINOM processes its catches into raw-frozen produce with the total output amounting to ca.1000 metric tons per year, which accounts for ca.11% of all the Russian export of pink shrimp from the Pacific waters.

Fishery

Hydrology (ice conditions, currents, temperature) defines periods of shrimp moulting and correspondingly approved fishery seasons.

Main fishing areas are as follows: Sea of Japan (Tatar Strait), fishing areas of West Sakhalin and Primorye.

From 1 April until 1 June the fishery is prohibited under the current regulations. The current quota 2006 in the area amounts to a little more than 3000 metric tons.

Trawl fishery in the areas is conducted from October to March when the waters are colder and the fishermen succeed to process shrimp onboard without a loss of product quality.

In those areas the fleets also use a trap fishing method (in much smaller volumes) with manual processing of catches and product stacking.

Sea of Okhotsk

The Sea of Okhotsk, fishing areas of East Sakhalin, North Okhotsk and Kamchatka-Kurile areas. There the fishing periods (especially in East Sakhalin and in the North Okhotsk area) depend on ice conditions and the moulting periods there are a little later. The current year quota in the area amounts to 4700 metric tons.

The quotas of the Sea of Japan are covered to a larger extent thanks to larger daily catch rates and larger size of harvested shrimp.

Domestic market

In the meantime, growing domestic market of pink shrimp is dominated by foreign produce because in the Russian North Fisheries Basin (capital Murmansk) shrimp fishery is very small.

Dynamics of shrimp import to Russia the first half of 2005-2006 is shown in the tables below:


Note: Provisional figures of Russia’s Federal Customs Service. Final figures will differ 1%-3% upwards.

0306 13 100 - Shrimps of Pandalidae family

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

51005

25502

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

4112294

2040331

2.02

2864672

2160194

1.33

43.55%

-5.55%

51.99%

China

 

 

 

23641

4776

4.95

 

 

 

Denmark

16312702

7959877

2.05

9451117

9193211

1.03

72.60%

-13.42%

99.34%

Ecuador

128419

64210

2.00

66187

64890

1.02

94.02%

-1.05%

96.08%

Estonia

1907457

953729

2.00

461007

452700

1.02

313.76%

110.68%

96.40%

Greenland

286831

176288

1.63

215354

213110

1.01

33.19%

-17.28%

61.01%

Iceland

42674

7280

5.86

21211

3120

6.80

101.19%

133.33%

-13.78%

India

40498

19950

2.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latvia

 

 

 

22302

22082

1.01

 

 

 

Norway

 

 

 

20139

16605

1.21

 

 

 

Thailand

3935

1957

2.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

92344

33230

2.78

25204

9146

2.76

266.39%

263.33%

0.84%

Other

6328

1748

3.62

19469

10192

1.91

-67.50%

-82.85%

89.51%

Total

22984487

11284102

2.04

13190303

12150026

1.09

74.25%

-7.13%

87.62%

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

125721

50408

2.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

13036647

5335051

2.44

5772193

3787485

1.52

125.85%

40.86%

60.34%

China

 

 

 

23641

4776

4.95

 

 

 

Denmark

29784663

13511737

2.20

18923508

15179548

1.25

57.40%

-10.99%

76.82%

Ecuador

495050

193729

2.56

132497

108829

1.22

273.63%

78.01%

109.89%

Estonia

2629894

1242760

2.12

931977

688185

1.35

182.18%

80.59%

56.26%

Greenland

561841

293997

1.91

451747

350006

1.29

24.37%

-16.00%

48.06%

Iceland

131924

21840

6.04

103246

15600

6.62

27.78%

40.00%

-8.73%

Latvia

 

 

 

22302

22082

1.01

 

 

 

Norway

55852

19400

2.88

92790

64681

1.43

-39.81%

-70.01%

100.68%

Thailand

636605

212814

2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

92344

33230

2.78

28631

10370

2.76

222.53%

220.44%

0.65%

Other

58908

21970

2.68

46803

19632

2.38

25.86%

11.91%

12.47%

Total

47609449

20936936

2.27

26529335

20251194

1.31

79.46%

3.39%

73.58%

0306 13 300 Shrimps of Crangon family

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Indonesia

0

0

0.00

3129

1565.00

2.00

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Indonesia

0

0

0.00

3129

1565.00

2.00

0306 13 400 - Deepwater pink shrimps (Parapenaeus longirostris)

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Japan

445

212

2.10

2947

1509

1.95

-84.90%

-85.95%

7.48%

Vietnam

42884

10421

4.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

43329

10633

4.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Japan

1818

500

3.64

2947

1509

1.95

-38.31%

-66.87%

86.18%

Vietnam

42884

6183

6.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

44702

6683

6.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

0306 13 500 - Shrimps of Penaeus family

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

434133

109701

3.96

56475

20917

2.70

668.72%

424.47%

46.57%

Belgium

200035

60678

3.30

85860

31800

2.70

132.98%

90.81%

22.10%

Denmark

101434

27500

3.69

39004

14446

2.70

160.06%

90.37%

36.61%

Germany

149308

36659

4.07

58724

18943

3.10

154.25%

93.52%

31.38%

India

316175

121739

2.60

47643

19851

2.40

563.63%

513.26%

8.21%

Indonesia

44271

15811

2.80

54852

19590

2.80

-19.29%

-19.29%

0.00%

Madagascar

18947

6533

2.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

 

4687

1953

2.40

 

 

 

Thailand

121757

46830

2.60

67280

24919

2.70

80.97%

87.93%

-3.70%

UK

14933

6222

2.40

14880

6470

2.30

0.36%

-3.83%

4.35%

Vietnam

191336

50865

3.76

118846

40981

2.90

60.99%

24.12%

29.71%

Other

10972

5225

2.10

612

227

2.70

1692.81%

2205.04%

-22.22%

Total

1603301

487763

3.29

548863

200096

2.74

192.11%

143.76%

19.83%

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

1273927

291194

4.37

302405

126480

2.39

321.27%

130.23%

82.98%

Belgium

839959

179034

4.69

318713

130389

2.44

163.55%

37.31%

91.94%

Denmark

361449

92920

3.89

117380

55419

2.12

207.93%

67.67%

83.65%

Germany

270520

64661

4.18

128997

43148

2.99

109.71%

49.86%

39.94%

India

647962

161642

4.01

169644

83271

2.04

281.95%

94.12%

96.77%

Indonesia

169812

35465

4.79

55520

27479

2.02

205.86%

29.06%

136.98%

Madagascar

18947

2946

6.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

310679

90180

3.45

103381

50174

2.06

200.52%

79.73%

67.20%

UK

228781

40180

5.69

71665

32825

2.18

219.24%

22.41%

160.80%

United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

40500

22000

1.84

 

 

 

Vietnam

695804

152291

4.57

231420

110181

2.10

200.67%

38.22%

117.53%

Other

39352

7980

4.93

16207

6085

2.66

142.81%

31.14%

85.15%

Total

4857192

1118493

4.34

1555832

687451

2.26

212.19%

62.70%

91.88%

0306 13 800 - other shrimps

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Belgium

8381

2992

2.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

China

37908

16859

2.25

18000

10836

1.66

110.60%

55.58%

35.36%

Denmark

5217

2269

2.30

546556

390397

1.40

-99.05%

-99.42%

64.23%

Germany

30049

15705

1.91

12600

10500

1.20

138.48%

49.57%

59.44%

India

27750

13427

2.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy

 

 

 

1951

1626

1.20

 

 

 

Japan

 

 

 

10569

7046

1.50

 

 

 

Netherlands

29

15

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan

4196

1748

2.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

119349

50833

2.35

4213

3241

1.30

2732.87%

1468.54%

80.61%

United Arab Emirates

2747

1308

2.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

5660

2583

2.19

2711

2259

1.20

108.78%

14.33%

82.60%

Total

241286

107739

2.24

596600

425905

1.40

-59.56%

-74.70%

59.88%

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Belgium

8381

3346

2.50

33044

12053

2.74

-74.64%

-72.24%

-8.64%

Canada

 

 

 

833139

641291

1.30

 

 

 

China

97908

35426

2.76

18000

3600

5.00

443.93%

884.06%

-44.73%

Denmark

8592

620

13.86

1114458

648339

1.72

-99.23%

-99.90%

706.20%

Estonia

 

 

 

543600

360000

1.51

 

 

 

Germany

54354

22368

2.43

43552

20068

2.17

24.80%

11.46%

11.97%

India

105173

35051

3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan

 

 

 

21286

4217

5.05

 

 

 

Spain

 

 

 

15525

7763

2.00

 

 

 

Taiwan

4196

874

4.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

140260

57207

2.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

 

 

47375

13146

3.60

 

 

 

United Arab Emirates

14559

2563

5.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

8440

1622

5.20

7914

1469

5.39

6.65%

10.42%

-3.41%

Vietnam

10500

4200

2.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

1607

90

17.86

24217

11123

2.18

-93.36%

-99.19%

720.12%

Total

453970

163367

2.78

2702110

1723069

1.57

-83.20%

-90.52%

77.20%

0306 13 - Shrimps total

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

485138

169959

2.85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

208416

60252

3.46

88828

44414

2.00

134.63%

35.66%

72.95%

Canada

4112294

2040331

2.02

2864672

2160194

1.33

43.55%

-5.55%

51.99%

Denmark

16419353

7994035

2.05

10036677

9556585

1.05

63.59%

-16.35%

95.57%

Ecuador

 

 

 

66187

64890

1.02

 

 

 

Estonia

1907457

953729

2.00

461007

452700

1.02

313.76%

110.68%

96.40%

Germany

179357

58165

3.08

72883

29227

2.49

146.09%

99.01%

23.66%

Greenland

286831

176288

1.63

215354

213110

1.01

33.19%

-17.28%

61.01%

India

384423

129152

2.98

61315

32545

1.88

526.96%

296.84%

57.99%

Thailand

245041

95918

2.55

71493

34103

2.10

242.75%

181.26%

21.86%

Vietnam

234220

63006

3.72

118846

57277

2.07

97.08%

10.00%

79.16%

Other

409873

149402

 

284580

133950

2.12

44.03%

11.54%

144.76%

Total

24872403

11890237

2.09

14341842

12778995

1.12

73.43%

-6.95%

86.39%

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

1399648

341602

4.10

302405

126480

2.39

362.84%

170.08%

-100.00%

Belgium

853824

183751

4.65

354725

143926

2.46

140.70%

27.67%

53.17%

Canada

13036647

5335051

2.44

6605332

4428776

1.49

97.37%

20.46%

-100.00%

Denmark

30154704

13605277

2.22

20155346

15883306

1.27

49.61%

-14.34%

-100.00%

Ecuador

495050

193729

2.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estonia

2629894

1242760

2.12

1475577

1048185

1.41

78.23%

18.56%

159.88%

Germany

 

 

 

174108

63995

2.72

 

 

 

Greenland

561841

293997

1.91

451747

350006

1.29

24.37%

-16.00%

302.84%

India

793633

216643

3.66

183316

90651

2.02

332.93%

138.99%

873.62%

Thailand

1087544

360201

3.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

 

 

147671

56341

2.62

 

 

 

Vietnam

749188

162674

4.61

231420

110181

2.10

223.74%

47.64%

-100.00%

Other

1203340

289794

4.15

711706

362941

1.96

69.08%

-20.15%

-100.00%

Total

52965313

22225479

2.38

30793353

22664788

1.36

72.00%

-1.94%

-100.00%

1605 20 - prepared packed shrimps

Country of origin

1st quarter 2006

1st quarter 2005

1st qr. 2006 versus 1st qr. 2005

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

95472

18360

5.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgium

40430

10157

3.98

11544

2643

4.37

250.23%

284.30%

-8.87%

China

38458

15373

2.50

71238

14649

4.86

-46.01%

4.94%

-48.56%

Denmark

244836

92273

2.65

45404

38715

1.17

439.24%

138.34%

126.25%

Germany

294602

111486

2.64

130737

89479

1.46

125.34%

24.59%

80.86%

Iceland

 

 

 

8456

7353

1.15

 

 

 

India

7686

2036

3.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia

 

 

 

12031

5616

2.14

 

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

 

34300

3401

10.09

 

 

 

Netherlands

23629

9000

2.63

12065

5468

2.21

95.85%

64.59%

18.99%

Norway

9769

3908

2.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

79992

16279

4.91

3625

2214

1.64

2106.68%

635.28%

200.12%

UK

3182

612

5.20

68274

14487

4.71

-95.34%

-95.78%

10.32%

Other

3288

167

19.69

7986

2356

3.39

-58.83%

-92.91%

480.85%

Total

841344

279651

3.01

405660

186381

2.18

107.40%

50.04%

38.23%

 

Country of origin

1-2 quarters 2006

1-2 quarters 2005

1-2 qrs 2006 versus 1-2 qrs 2005 

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, USD

Volume, kg

Price, USD per kg

Value, +/- %

Volume, +/- %

Price in USD per kg, +/- %

Bangladesh

95472

18360

5.20

16511

6397

2.58

478.23%

187.01%

101.47%

Belgium

85943

19425

4.42

55933

16644

3.36

53.65%

16.71%

31.66%

China

43250

16569

2.61

170681

38572

4.42

-74.66%

-57.04%

-41.01%

Denmark

493160

165402

2.98

158250

115822

1.37

211.63%

42.81%

118.22%

Germany

468128

161832

2.89

308677

177358

1.74

51.66%

-8.75%

66.21%

Iceland

 

 

 

19349

16825

1.15

 

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

 

42332

4718

8.97

 

 

 

Netherlands

36390

13241

2.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

 

26364

11384

2.32

 

 

 

Norway

32010

10809

2.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand

249991

68332

3.66

44718

17805

2.51

459.04%

283.78%

45.67%

UK

42198

8115

5.20

124302

25941

4.79

-66.05%

-68.72%

8.52%

Vietnam

38160

9540

4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

51532

10155

5.07

60501

21954

2.76

-14.82%

-53.74%

84.14%

Total

1636234

501780

3.26

1027618

453420

2.27

59.23%

10.67%

43.88%

 

 

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