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2010 Retail Review (Q4)

Richard B Watson

In the 52 weeks to 25th Dec 2010 the GB seafood retail market slowed. Worth £2.839 billion, up 0.6% on last year, with volume sales falling -1.0% to 377,468 tonnes. This modest value growth was driven by the chilled sector (3.2%) by positive growth in the top 3 chilled species: salmon (2%), Warm Water Prawns (9.4%), and Cod (5%). Both the value and volume of ambient fell sharply (-4.6% and -4.3% respectively), as a result of a corresponding fall in the volume and value of tuna and salmon. Wholesale skipjack prices rose by nearly 100% at the beginning of 2010 (Infofish Trade News) . With the recent reduction in catch quota, rising demand from new markets (Asia) and uncertainty over oil and tinplate prices, further price increases are predicted for 2011 (Globefish)

February 2011Download PPTX

Retail Overview 3rd Quarter 2010

R. Watson

Total seafood value fell -5% in Q3, principally driven by a -7% and -9% fall in the value and volume of Salmon, respectively. Caused by the aftermath of the ISA affecting Chilean supply earlier in the year. Compared to Q2, the value of chilled sector fell by -7% in Q3, with frozen and ambient falling by -1% and -4% respectively. Compared to Q3 2009, the value of the chilled sector is up +3%, with both frozen and ambient falling by -2%. These trends are in line with consumers switching to staples, as the consumer confidence index falls to its lowest level since Dec 2008.

September 2010Download PPTX