Positive price trend continues

Chilean Trim-D salmon fillets were traded at an average price of $5.37 per pound in Miami during week 15 - a slight increase compared to the previous week and the 11th week in a row with a price over $4 per pound.

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The average represents a 1.3 per cent increase compared to the previous week, 31.3 per cent higher than in the same week of 2015 ($4.09), and 11.0 per cent more than in the same week of 2014 ($4.84). It is the highest price since May 2014.

According to the weekly report published by SalmonEx, the Brazilian market price observed a US$ 0.09 increase. Fish of 10-12lb (4.5-5.4kg), being the most representative, averaged US$ 8.12/kg.

In the Japanese market, the price of trout remained unchanged and the price of coho increased slightly - the first averaged ¥ 735 (US$ 6,79)/kg, while the second averaged ¥ 645 (US$ 5.96)/kg.