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Salmon/Farmed Fish

Report Date: Monday, June 03, 2019


This report covers the activity of salmon in Japan and Norway, focusing on aspects such as harvests, prices, markets and exports and imports.




1.1 Japan – Salmon roes



2.1 Norway - Pacific salmon



1.1 Japan

Salmon roes


The average monthly price of ikura salmon roe in the Tokyo central market in April averaged JPY 5,387 per kg, 1% lower than the previous month and 20% lower than April 2018.

The Sujiko averaged JPY 3,108 per kg, 11% higher than in March and similar to April 2018.

Graph 1: Average monthly prices of salmon roe, ikura and sujiko, Tokyo Central Market, 2015/2019, JPY per kg

Source: FIS.com


In the January-April period sales of salmon roe (sujiko and ikura, including salted soybeans) were 395 tonnes, with a value of JPY 1,907 million.. These figures are 7% higher in volume and 14% lower in value than in the same period 2018.

Ikura sales in these markets reached 295 tonnes and JPY 1,605 million in the period, a similar volume and 20% less value than in the same period last year. Sujiko''''s sales grew 39% in volume and 33% in value on those of last year.

Table 1: Volume and value of sales of salmon roe in Tokyo''''s central markets, 2019-2018, tonnes and JPY million


Jan/Apr 2019

Jan/Apr 2018

Variation 2019/2018


Million JPY


Million JPY


Million JPY






















Source: FIS.com

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2.1 Norway

Salmon (Salmo salar)


During week 21, the average price of fresh salmon (Salmo salar) was NOK 61.33 (EUR 6.29/kg). This price is down 6% on that of the previous week and up 17% on that of the same week in 2018. Compared with the same week in 2017, it was down 15% in value according to Norwegian Statistics.

Graph 2: Weekly average price of exports of fresh farmed salmon, 2015/2019, in NOK/kg

Source: Norwegian Statistics

The average price of exports of frozen salmon was NOK 63.02 (EUR 6.46/kg), 3% lower than the price of the previous week and 1% higher than the same week of 2018, being 5% lower than 2017.

Graph 3: Weekly average price of exports of frozen farmed salmon, 2015/2019, in NOK/kg

Source: Norwegian Statistics


Exports of fresh salmon during the week reported 18,992 tonnes. This figure is 18% higher than the previous week and 24% higher than that of the same week in 2018, growing 38% in relation to the same week of 2017. So far this year salmon exports reach 339,207 tons, volume 4% higher than in the same period 2018 and 11% higher than in 2017

Graph 4: Weekly Norwegian exports of fresh farmed salmon, 2015/2019, in tonnes

Source: Norwegian Statistics

Exports of frozen products during the week reported 302 tonnes. This figure is up 1% on that of the previous week and 11% on that of the same week in 2018, it was down 31% on that of the same week in 2017. During the year, exports of frozen salmon registered 5,757 tonnes, down 10% on that of the same period in the previous year and 37% on that of the same period in 2017.

Graph 5: Weekly Norwegian exports of frozen farmed salmon, 2015/2019, in tonnes

Source: Norwegian Statistics

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Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

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