Japan paying more for salmon

The wholesale price of salted Chilean silver salmon fillets at Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale market, at 683 yen per kilogram (kg) on 27 August, was up about 50 percent from the price of a year before, when it traded at JPY 441 (USD 4.51, EUR 3.29) per kg. The increase is affecting supermarket sales, where salted salmon slices are a main seafood item, usually prepared grilled for breakfast. The sales price at many supermarkets is now anywhere from JPY 88 (USD 0.90, EUR 0.66) to JPY 98 (USD 1, EUR 0…


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