The British public has been eating out more often and spending more money over the past 12 months, with a significant upturn seen in seafood sales, finds the latest foodservice quarterly report prepared by the NPD Group Inc. on behalf of the U.K. Seafish Authority.
According to the new analysis, the total out of home (OOH) spend on all meals for the 12 months that ended June 2017 exceeded GBP 54.4 billion (USD 69.6 billion, EUR 59.1… Read More
First-sales prices of cuttlefish in Europe have ranged from around EUR 2 (USD 2.34) to more than EUR 10 (USD 11.71) per kg over the past three years, depending on the market that these cephalopods are being sold in. The highest prices are historically achieved in Italy and Portugal, but growing consumer demand for the product in the EU’s northern member states and a recent contraction of supply are also affecting the trade.
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This year’s Easter fortnight, 8-22 April, saw sales of fresh fish in U.K. retail reach their highest level in three years, amounting to 6,051 metric tons (MT), which was 3.2 percent or 188 MT more than in 2015 and up slightly compared to last year, said the U.K. Seafish Authority.
According to Seafish’s latest grocery data, more people ate fish during the two-week Easter period than they did in the previous fortnight, with an… Read More
The EU increased its mussel production by more than 20,000 metric tons (MT) in 2015 to reach a level of 544,629 MT, making it the world’s second most important producer of the bivalves behind China, confirmed the latest statistics on the trade compiled by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).
Despite this growth and accounting for 27 percent of the global supply, the EU-28 had a mussel trade… Read More
The value achieved by seafood sales in U.K. retail grew in the first-quarter of this year but the rate of growth has been slowing since January, while the volume and number of units sold have both declined this year, said the U.K. Seafish Authority.
These trends are evidenced in Seafish’s latest grocery data, which finds sales of seafood in retail (not including discount grocers) for in-home consumption exceeded GBP 3.1 billion (USD… Read More
Exports of U.K. food and drink totaled GBP 4.9 billion (USD 6.3 billion, EUR 5.6 billion) in the first-quarter of this year, an increase of 8.3 percent year-on-year, and represented the largest Q1 exports value on record, according to new figures published by the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) trade association.
The United Kingdom’s top three export products remain whisky, salmon and chocolate, with exports of salmon seeing the largest… Read More
Despite the diversity of species and products available to the United Kingdom, shellfish sales continue to trail behind other seafood products when it comes to the value achieved and volume sold in the market, but there are multiple opportunities to close the gap, delegates heard at the 48th Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) Annual Conference in London.
According to the latest market data from the U.K. Seafish Authority, presented at… Read More
From 2012 to 2016, the value of fisheries and aquaculture products exported by Chile increased by 36 percent from EUR 3.5 billion (USD 3.9 billion) to approximately EUR 4.7 billion (USD 5.2 billion), thanks largely to the increased production of salmon – the country’s leading seafood export commodity.
But despite the general rise of Chile’s salmon production, last year’s total volume of seafood exports – at… Read More
European seafood consumption has been on an upward growth trend since 2013 with the bloc’s overall per capita consumption now registering at around 25.8 kg and moving steadily closer to the 2008 pre-economic crisis level of 26 kg, and yet closer scrutiny of regional eating patterns finds that people in many key areas are eating less fish and shellfish products than they were 10 years ago.
The new study, “EU Consumer Habits Regarding… Read More
The volume of Norwegian salmon, cod and haddock exported to the United Kingdom fell steeply in the first two months of this year, according to the latest statistics provided by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC).
A total 8,510 metric tons (MT) of Norwegian farmed salmon was exported to the U.K. market in January and February, down 18 percent year-on-year, as supplies remained tight and prices stayed at high levels. Despite the large drop in… Read More