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Chilean salmon prices dip on US market

Brazil and China, meanwhile, saw price increases for their supply.

Wholesale prices for D trim salmon shipped from Chile into the United States decreased by $0.05 (€0.04) in week six of 2019, to $5.21 (€4.60) per pound, according to DataSalmon. The wholesale price for head-on size 10-12 salmon going into the Brazilian market, however, was on the rise at $6.61 (€5.84) per kilo,up $0.50 (€0.44) from the week prior.

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The average price for head-on salmon size 6 and above headed to China was $9.56 per kilo, up $0.07 from the price the week before.

The average price of Norwegian farmed salmon remained relatively flat in week six at NOK 54.51 (€5.56/$6.30), as Norwegian exporters grumbled about a challenging market.

For the US market, the DataSalmon Index is a weekly average price weight by volume for Fresh D Trim fillets FOB Miami (D-trim fillets represent around 70 percent of the supply of fresh fillets from Chile to the US market).

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For the Brazilian market, it’s a weekly average price for head-on size 10-12 salmon FOB Puerto Montt (PMC), destined for Brazil, and for China the average prices are for head-on sizes 6 and above, CFR Shanghai.

The prices are based on data from Chilean exporters, collected by an independent financial index firm. For more information visit DataSalmon's Web site, www.datasalmon.com.

Prices prior to 2018 sourced from SalmonEx.

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