Spain's Market for Frozen Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimp, and Prawns Totaled $1.3B - Global Trade Magazine
  June 12th, 2020 | Written by

Spain’s Market for Frozen Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimp, and Prawns Totaled $1.3B

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  • In 2018, the country with the highest price was the UK ($11,039 per tonne).
  • The export price peaked at $10,776 per tonne in 2014.
  • The average frozen crustaceans export price stood at $9,432 per tonne in 2018, growing by 3.9%.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Spain – Frozen Crustaceans – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the frozen crustaceans market in Spain amounted to $1.3B in 2018, standing approx. at 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).

Production in Spain

In 2018, approx. 39K tonnes of frozen crustaceans were produced in Spain; coming down by -2.3% against the previous year. Overall, frozen crustaceans production continues to decline.

Exports from Spain

In 2018, approx. 44K tonnes of frozen crustaceans were exported from Spain; approximately reflecting the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.9% over the period from 2014 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when exports increased by 18% y-o-y. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans exports attained their maximum at 45K tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2018, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, frozen crustaceans exports stood at $418M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Italy (17K tonnes), Portugal (10K tonnes) and France (5.6K tonnes) were the main destinations of frozen crustaceans exports from Spain, together accounting for 74% of total exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Germany, Greece, Belgium, the UK and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 18%.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by the U.S. (+52.7% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($164M), Portugal ($96M) and France ($61M) appeared to be the largest markets for frozen crustaceans exported from Spain worldwide, together accounting for 77% of total exports. Germany, the U.S., Belgium, Greece, the UK and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 16%.

Export Prices by Country

The average frozen crustaceans export price stood at $9,432 per tonne in 2018, growing by 3.9% against the previous year. In general, the frozen crustaceans export price, however, continues to indicate a perceptible setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of 6.3% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $10,776 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the UK ($11,039 per tonne), while the average price for exports to the U.S. ($5,359 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform