Demand has been curtailed in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region due to extreme snowfall amounts that have burdened the distribution system and limited consumer demand at all levels.
Paul B. Brown Jr.
Urner Barry Publications, Inc.
Urner Barry's White Shrimp Index
The White Shrimp Index is $2.96; nc
The headless, shell-on (HLSO) shrimp index is a measure of general conditions in the shrimp market. It is not a reflection of any single item. Urner Barry historically tracks all of our market quotations which should be consulted for individual items.
The shrimp index is calculated using an average of Urner Barry market quotations; additionally the quotes are weighted based on the import volume of each count size. Shell-on shrimp imports from the Black Tiger producing countries and White producing countries of Thailand and Indonesia have been edited in order to reflect those countries significant shift in production from Black Tiger to P. vannamei. Shrimp imports from other countries are divided into either Black Tiger or White producing countries.
The bottom chart represents the weight, in million pounds, of monthly shell-on shrimp imports.
Salmon Closing Commentary, Thursday February 11, 2010
Urner Barry Market Update -
February 11, 2010, 17:10 EST
Farmed Salmon: The Northeast wholefish market adjusted slightly lower on 6-8 through 12-14 pound fish; supplies are adequate to fully adequate for a quiet demand. 14-ups are steady at listed levels.
The European wholefish market is firm on all sizes; supplies are light for an active demand. The undertone is full steady to firm going into next week as the U.S. competes against a worldwide demand for European wholefish.
The European fillet market also firmed on all sizes today; supplies are barely adequate for an active demand. Like the wholefish market, the undertone is full steady to firm for next week as the U.S. competes against a worldwide demand for European fillets.
The frozen European fillet market is reported to be trading around 4.40 - 4.75 on 3-4 and 4-5 pound fillets.
1-2 pound Chilean fillets adjusted slight higher; supplies of this size are barely adequate for a moderate demand. On the other hand, 2-3 and 3-4 pound fillets trended slightly lower; supplies of these sizes are fully adequate for a dull demand. 4-5 pound fillets are unchanged.
The Chilean steelhead market continues to firm; supplies are barely adequate for an active demand.
The West Coast wholefish market is firm on all sizes; supplies are barely adequate for an active demand.
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Urner Barry's Fresh Farmed Salmon Index
The Fresh Farmed Salmon Index is $3.94
The top chart represents Urner Barry's Salmon Index. This index is calculated using Urner Barry market quotations listed in Urner Barry’s Seafood Price-Current. Those quotations are then weighted, based on the average amount of product imported for whole fish and fillets.
The bottom chart represents the weight, in million pounds, of monthly imports of Chilean Fillets, European Fillets, Northeast Whole East, European Whole, and Seattle Whole West.
Note: Urner Barry's Fresh Farmed Salmon Index is an indication of the combined average value for Chilean fillets, European fillets, Northeast wholefish, European wholefish, and West Coast wholefish. It institutes a weighted value of each commodity as a proportion of the total supply from the producing areas. For example, if Chilean fillets represent 60% of the total, West Coast wholefish 25% and North Atlantic wholefish 15%, the value of each commodity would be weighted accordingly. This index is intended to be viewed as a snapshot of the general health of the fresh farmed salmon market in the United States.
Source: Urner Barry