Russian imports of salmon and trout rising in defiance of vet restrictions

December 4, 2006 16:13

In the first three quarters of the current year 2006 Russia's total imports of salmons, chilled and frozen (HSC 030211+030212+03031+03032) from all destinations has increased by 25.24% in value terms, though decreasing by 2.06% by volume from 52,835.855 tonnes in January-September 2005 to 51,745.637 tonnes. The unit value has also jumped by 27.88%, according to FISHNET analysts who have scrutinized provisional data of Russia's Federal Custom Service.

The value of supplies of Norwegian salmon and trout in fresh (chilled) and frozen form to Russia has also slightly risen in spite of the recent restrictions introduced by the Russian veterinary authorities for chilled salmon imports from Norway which have now been lifted for nine major salmon plants. In the situation of the restrictions large increases were recorded for Chile, Estonia, Faroese Islands, Spain, UK and the sources listed as other category.

Total - salmons, chilled and frozen 030211+030212+03031+03032

Country of origin

1-3 quarters 2006

1-3 quarters 2005

1-3 qr. 2006 versus 1-3 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, +/- %

Armenia

 

 

 

163739

19350

8.46

 

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

901946

666674

1.35

 

 

 

Chile

20293071

5417941

3.75

7255942

2291466

3.17

179.68%

136.44%

18.29%

Denmark

3809310

1124609

3.39

4397053

1391136

3.16

-13.37%

-19.16%

7.16%

Estonia

4721108

1608040

2.94

816568

458701

1.78

478.16%

250.56%

64.92%

Faroese Islands

9921684

2485088

3.99

919733

281927

3.26

978.76%

781.47%

22.38%

Iсeland

5547566

1573103

3.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway

133944697

34372667

3.90

133828225

45387205

2.95

0.09%

-24.27%

32.16%

Russia

992800

800469

1.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

1232329

295209

4.17

421288

134088

3.14

192.51%

120.16%

32.86%

UK

6896467

3063614

2.25

901217

908441

0.99

665.24%

237.24%

126.91%

USA

852141

522863

1.63

1444673

1090497

1.32

-41.01%

-52.05%

23.02%

Other

1255943

482034

2.61

236040

206370

1.14

432.09%

133.58%

127.80%

TOTAL

189467116

51745637

3.66

151286424

52835855

2.86

25.24%

-2.06%

27.88%

Norway has remained Russia's leading supplier of chilled and frozen salmon and trout both in terms of volume and value leaving the second top supplier well behind. More specifically, through the first three quarters of the current year 2006 Norway has supplied 34,372.667 metric tons worth nearly 134 million USD while the second largest supplier Chile has exported only 5417.941 tonnes of salmons worth ca.20 million USD as can be viewed from the below graphs.

Russia’s total imports of salmons, chilled and frozen (HSC 030211+030212+03031+03032)

Russia’s total imports of salmons, chilled and frozen (HSC 030211+030212+03031+03032) 

Atlantic salmon and trout CHILLED

The restrictions for import of Atlantic salmon and trout from Norway, which permit importation only from approved salmon and trout processors, have affected the overall picture of Norwegian fresh salmon supplies with both volumes and value of imports falling as it can be viewed in the table below.

Russian imports of chilled Atlantic salmon and trout from Norway

 

1-3 quarters 2006

1-3 quarters 2005

1-3 qr. 2006 versus 1-3 qr. 2005

Value, million USD

Volume, metric tons

Value, million USD

Volume, metric tons

Value, +/- million USD

Volume, +/- metric tons

030212 - salmon fresh or chilled

17.01

4054.81

53.69

18496.72

-36.68

-14441.91

030211- trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus aрache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster) fresh or chilled

3.23

776.45

25.56

8655.21

-22.33

-7878.76

France, Estonia, UK, Faroese Islands and other countries have taken the opportunity to strengthen their positions on the Russian market by means of compensating the lack of chilled salmon and trout caused by falling supplies from Norway.

More specifically, Russia's imports of chilled salmon from Estonia (which obviously reexports salmon) through the first three quarters 2006 have grown by as much as 79,330.96% by value and 31,899.00% by volume. The second largest rise of supplies has been recorded for the UK - 3087.70% by value and 5200.98% by volume.

030212 - salmon fresh or chilled

Country of origin

1-3 quarters 2006

1-3 quarters 2005

1-3 qr. 2006 versus 1-3 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, +/- %

Denmark

131206

34962

3.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estonia

1906343

479985

3.97

2400

1500

1.60

79330.96%

31899.00%

148.23%

Faroese Islands

2289239

622416

3.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

144421

26136

5.53

56914

10745

5.30

153.75%

143.24%

4.32%

Iсeland

4505072

1270125

3.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norway

17011348

4054810

4.20

53686515

18496715

2.90

-68.31%

-78.08%

44.54%

Sweden

234

45

5.20

2766

530

5.22

-91.54%

-91.51%

-0.36%

UK

5814177

1597926

3.64

182394

30144

6.05

3087.70%

5200.98%

-39.87%

USA

2472

236

10.47

1978

209

9.46

24.97%

12.92%

10.68%

TOTAL

31804512

8086641

3.93

53932967

18539843

2.91

-41.03%

-56.38%

35.20%

As for chilled trout, the Faroese Islands have emerged as Russia's top supplier of the product, while Norway has decreased its exports to the country. In absolute figures, in January-September 2006 the Faroese Islands exported to Russia 1396 metric tons of chilled trout worth ca.5.8 million USD followed by Norway supplying 776 tonnes worth 3.2 million USD (91,03% by volume and 87,38% by value down from the corresponding figures of 2005).

Atlantic salmon and trout FROZEN

The situation with Russian imports of frozen Atlantic salmon and trout from Norway has been quite the opposite with both volume and value rising by 62% and 108% correspondingly. In absolute figures, the country's supplies of frozen salmon to Russia have grown from 18,235.282 metric tons worth 54.6 million USD in January-September 2005 to 29,541.412 metric tons worth nearly 114 million USD this year.

The rise has helped Norway compensate the above mentioned drop of fresh/chilled salmon supplies to Russia. As a result, Norway has managed to slightly increase the overall value of its salmon exports to Russia (chilled and frozen) by 0.09%, while the volume has still showed a decrease of 24.27%.

Russia’s imports of frozen salmons(HSC 03032)

Russia’s imports of frozen salmons(HSC 03032) 

0303 2 - Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), including trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus aрache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster), frozen

Country of origin

1-3 quarters 2006

1-3 quarters 2005

1-3 qr. 2006 versus 1-3 qr. 2005

Value, '000 USD

Volume, metric tons

Value, '000 USD

Volume, metric tons

Value, +/- '000 USD

Volume, +/- metric tons

Canada

248.066

81.670

87.924

63.426

160.142

18.244

Chile

20289.871

5416.941

7245.079

2285.766

13044.792

3131.175

Denmark

3678.104

1089.647

4397.053

1391.136

-718.949

-301.489

Estonia

2457.157

1030.267

766.958

418.386

1690.199

611.881

Faroese Islands

1831.488

467.203

919.733

281.927

911.755

185.276

Finland

0.000

0.000

80.406

135.169

-80.406

-135.169

Norway

113707.851

29541.412

54584.668

18235.282

59123.183

11306.130

Russia

310.955

69.167

0.000

0.000

310.955

69.167

Spain

1232.329

295.209

418.580

132.495

813.749

162.714

UK

1082.290

1465.688

718.823

878.297

363.467

587.391

USA

120.893

53.055

49.373

29.566

71.520

23.489

Other

357.246

212.098

73.765

34.405

283.481

177.693

TOTAL

145316.250

39722.357

69342.362

23885.855

75973.888

15836.502

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