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Article Publishing Date: Sep 7, 2020

The European Frozen Freshwater Fish Market Decreased Slightly to $0.7 Billion

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Frozen Whole Fresh Water Fish - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2019, after three years of growth, there was a decline in the EU frozen freshwater fish market, when its value decreased by -2.4% to $732M. In general, consumption saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of 4.8% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $750M in 2018 and then declined slightly in the following year.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of frozen freshwater fish consumption in 2019 were Germany (49K tonnes), the UK (40K tonnes), and Spain (23K tonnes), together accounting for 48% of total consumption (IndexBox estimates). France, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Portugal, the Czech Republic, and Greece lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of frozen freshwater fish consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Poland, while frozen freshwater fish consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the UK ($146M), Germany ($122M), and Spain ($84M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, with a combined 48% share of the total market. These countries were followed by France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Romania, Poland, and Greece, which together accounted for a further 36%.

The countries with the highest levels of frozen freshwater fish per capita consumption in 2019 were Belgium (755 kg per 1000 persons), the Netherlands (672 kg per 1000 persons), and Portugal (615 kg per 1000 persons).

Production in the EU

In 2019, frozen freshwater fish production in the European Union contracted to 164K tonnes, reducing by -11.4% on the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of 10% against the previous year. As a result, production reached a peak volume of 185K tonnes and then fell in the following year.

Production by Country

The country with the largest volume of frozen freshwater fish production was Germany (52K tonnes), comprising approx. 32% of the total volume. Moreover, frozen freshwater fish production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Spain (23K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the UK (21K tonnes), with a 13% share.

In Germany, frozen freshwater fish production expanded at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2013-2019. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Spain (-2.6% per year) and the UK (+1.3% per year).

Exports in the EU

In 2019, the amount of frozen whole freshwater fish exported in the European Union declined to 101K tonnes, reducing by -13.1% compared with the year before. In general, exports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when exports increased by 8.1% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at 117K tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure. In value terms, frozen freshwater fish exports reduced to $291M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. 

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (25K tonnes) and Spain (24K tonnes) represented roughly 49% of the total exports of frozen whole freshwater fish in 2019. Portugal (15K tonnes) took a 15% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Germany (8.6%), Belgium (6.5%), and Estonia (5.1%). Latvia (3K tonnes) and Poland (2.4K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2013 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Latvia, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest frozen freshwater fish supplying countries in the European Union were the Netherlands ($89M), Spain ($65M), and Portugal ($48M), with a combined 69% share of total exports. Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Poland, and Latvia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 17%.

Latvia recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The frozen freshwater fish export price in the European Union stood at $2,893 per tonne in 2019, remaining constant against the previous year. Over the last six-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.6%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the export price increased by 17% y-o-y. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $2,916 per tonne, leveling off in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($3,578 per tonne), while Latvia ($916 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10201360 - Frozen whole fresh water fish

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the frozen freshwater fish market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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