July 22, 2016
 
China Fishmeal Weekly: Subdued demand holds down prices (week ended Jul 21, 2016)
                                  
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Price summary
 
Prices slid further.
 

Weekly transacted prices of imported fishmeal at major Chinese ports (RMB/tonne)

Price type

Port/Inland city

Origin

Grade/
Protein content/
stock type

Price as of
Jul 14

Price as of
Jul 21

Price change

Port

Dalian

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,100

12,000

-100

 

Tianjin

Peru

FAQ/67%/new

12,100

12,000

-100

 

Shanghai

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,100

12,000

-100

 

Huangpu

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,100

12,000

-100

Rail station

Zhengzhou

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,500

12,400

-100

 

Wuhan

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,700

12,600

-100

 

Shenyang

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,300

12,200

-100

 

Chengdu

Peru

FAQ/65%/new

12,800

12,700

-100

Prices refer to port transaction prices and are for reference only.
RMB1=US$0.1498 (Jul 22)

 
 
Global markets
 
FOB prices of Peruvian CNF fishmeal strengthened to the range of US$1,830-1,850/tonnes amid concerns over slow fishing progress.
 
Peru's fish catch for the central-north region increased to 680,453 tonnes by July 13, up by only 170,000 tonnes. 
 
 
Market analysis
 
Trade was light in the fishmeal market as feed millers limited output while sales were weaker than expected due to disruption in aqua farming in several regions. Hence, even as prices of Peruvian fishmeal showed signs of firming up, Chinese traders negotiated prices in efforts to stimulate sales.
 
Price quotes for prime-grade products were in the range of RMB13,200-13,300/tonne.
        
                                                
Market forecast
 
Fishmeal prices are seen stable to lower in the coming period. Aqua feed producers will gradually cut down production in anticipation of dwindling aqua feed demand entering August due to falling weather temperatures. However, with import costs on the rise, traders will be more cautious in cutting prices.
 
 

 


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