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Chilean salmon prices plunge

Prices into US, Brazil continue the trend down from the past several weeks.

Chilean salmon prices into the US market continued their three-week downslide in week 31, dropping $0.14 (€0.12) for Trim D wholesale, according to just-released figures from DataSalmon. 

Prices landed at $4.84 (€4.12) per pound, after a fall of $0.21 (€0.18) in week 29 and a $0.29 (€.025) drop in week 30.

Prices for head-on size 10-12 wholesale Chilean salmon into the Brazil market plunged $0.54 ($0.46) during the week, landing at $6.25 (€5.32) per kilogram. 

Also continuing the trend from the past several weeks, prices of frozen H&G coho and trout into the Japanese market remained put at JPY 865 ($7.84/€6.64) and JPY 1,050 ($9.52/€8.10) per kilo, respectively.

The data is based on average prices from 15 Chilean exporters, representing 80 percent of the fresh supply from Chile.

Through an agreement, DataSalmon is using information from SalmonEx USA and Brazil index for the preparation of the reports.

The SalmonEx Index represents real sales, invoiced and delivered, between Monday and Sunday from the week prior, and most of these prices are negotiated the week before that.

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