Chilean salmon prices to Brazil, Japan, and U.S. soften

SANTIAGO – Chilean salmon prices to the United States, Brazil and Japan softened week-on-week during week 16, partially correcting previous gains, according to the weekly DataSalmon price index.

Prices to the US market for trim D fillets of Atlantic salmon shed $0.06 per pound to $6.09/lb, the UnderCurrentNews reported.

The price of Chilean 10-12 head-on Atlantic salmon to the Brazil market ticked down $0.02/kg from the previous week, settling at $8.14/kg.

The average price for frozen, headed and gutted coho to Japan, size 4-6/kg, shed JPY10 to JPT865/kg in week 13. Trout of the same specification remained flat at JPY 1,050/kg.

DataSalmon is the new name for Salmonex’s Chilean price information service, as of January 2017.

DataSalmon’s index is based on weekly data from sales prices of 15 Chilean producers. The producers have signed a NDA with DataSalmon. These producers represent 80% of the fresh supply from Chile.

The price is equivalent to FOB Miami, after handling at cold storage. Trim D represents approximately 72% of the supply of fresh fillet from Chile to the US market.

The price development recorded by Salmonex can be viewed on our prices portal here, found under Salmonids, Atlantic salmon Chile.