Stronger Alaska pollock fillet supplies and weak dollar maintain downward pressure on European prices
The relatively buoyant situation for Alaska pollock fillets in European markets in 2006 has largely continued into 2007. Imports in several markets during the earlier months of the year point to broadly increased volumes compared to the corresponding period last year. On the supply side, sales from the USA to EU markets are up over 30% for the January-May period. With stronger supplies and a weaker dollar, prices to European processors are more competitive this year.