India Shrimp Market Update : August 3, 2015
Vannamei raw material sizes 50,60,70 and 80 counts per kg high have moved up slightly this week. It appears that there is still some availability on small sizes i.e. 70,80,90 and 100 counts since the farmers just started some partial harvests to loosen up pond density and also liquidate those smaller shrimp.
The prices in Kolkata and Odisha are still slightly lower than those in Andhra Pradesh. However we are hearing that farmers in Kolkata have held off harvesting in an attempt push up prices thus it’s likely the Vannamei price in Kolkata will come up this week. We also expect prices in Odisha to move up as well.
At present the supply for HLSO size16/20 & 21/25 is adequate but other sizes are getting tight. The demand from Vietnam / China for smaller sizes is still strong but the supply cannot keep up with demand.