$5 per lb continues

Chilean Trim-D salmon fillets were traded at an average price of US$ 5.28 per pound in Miami during week 17. This is a slight decrease compared to the previous week but the sixth week in a row with a price over $5 per pound in the US.

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The average price represents a 2 cent decrease compared to the previous week, but is 37.5 per cent higher than in the same week of 2015 (US$ 3.84) and 4.1 per cent more than the the same week of 2014 ($5.07).

According to the weekly report published by SalmonEx, the Brazilian market experienced a US$ 0.05 decrease. Fish of 10-12lb (4.5-5.4kg), being the most representative, averaged US$ 7.98/kg.

In the Japanese market, the price of frozen HOG  rainbow trout and coho salmon remained unchanged. The first averaged ¥ 735 (US$ 6.91)/kg, while the second averaged ¥ 645 (US$ 6.06)/kg.