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  January 17th, 2020 | Written by

Germany Consumes Most of Preserved Mackerel in the EU

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  • In 2018, the mackerel import price in the European Union amounted to $4,846 per tonne, jumping by 6.8%.
  • The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018.
  • The revenue of the mackerel market in the European Union amounted to $705M in 2018.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Mackerel (Prepared Or Preserved) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the mackerel market in the European Union amounted to $705M in 2018, remaining constant against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, mackerel consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the mackerel market attained its maximum level at $785M in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of mackerel consumption in 2018 were Germany (50K tonnes), the UK (35K tonnes) and France (21K tonnes), with a combined 51% share of total consumption. Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mackerel consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Poland, while mackerel consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the mackerel production in the European Union stood at 202K tonnes, rising by 4.4% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when production volume increased by 13% year-to-year. The volume of mackerel production peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the near future. In value terms, mackerel production totaled $715M in 2018 estimated in export prices.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of mackerel production in 2018 were Germany (52K tonnes), the UK (28K tonnes) and Poland (19K tonnes), together comprising 49% of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mackerel production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Poland, while preserved mackerel production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 47K tonnes of prepared or preserved mackerel were exported in the European Union, jumping by 8.3% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. In value terms, preserved mackerel exports stood at $239M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Portugal (9,014 tonnes), Denmark (8,530 tonnes), Latvia (6,809 tonnes) and Germany (5,299 tonnes) represented roughly 63% of total exports of prepared or preserved mackerel in 2018. Sweden (3,303 tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by France (3,126 tonnes) and Poland (2,787 tonnes). All these countries together took near 20% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by France, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the preserved mackerel export price in the European Union amounted to $5,096 per tonne, flattening at the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices for prepared or preserved mackerel attained their maximum at $5,839 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, export prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Portugal ($6,372 per tonne), while Germany ($3,686 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of prepared or preserved mackerel imported in the European Union amounted to 52K tonnes, increasing by 5.5% against the previous year. In value terms, mackerel imports amounted to $250M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018.

Imports by Country

Italy (9,688 tonnes), the UK (7,966 tonnes), France (6,565 tonnes) and Spain (6,081 tonnes) represented roughly 59% of total imports of prepared or preserved mackerel in 2018. It was distantly followed by Germany (3,440 tonnes), Sweden (3,014 tonnes), Belgium (2,737 tonnes), Romania (2,517 tonnes) and Denmark (2,395 tonnes), together creating a 27% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Romania, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the mackerel import price in the European Union amounted to $4,846 per tonne, jumping by 6.8% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($5,532 per tonne), while Romania ($3,499 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform