The Farmed Salmon Index is
Urner Barry’s farmed salmon index is calculated using Urner Barry market quotations listed in Urner Barry’s Seafood Price-Current.
Those quotations are weighted with the nearest 3 month imports, based on the average amount of product imported for whole fish and fillets.
In addition, we have added another chart with an extra line which is a simple average of our quotations; the spread between these two lines is an indication of the volume imported by origin and product form.
The bottom chart represents the weight, in million pounds, of monthly imports of Chilean Fillets, European Fillets, Northeast Whole East, European Whole, and Seattle Whole West.
Note: Urner Barry's Fresh Farmed Salmon Index is an indication of the combined average value for Chilean fillets, European fillets, Northeast wholefish, European wholefish, and West Coast wholefish. It institutes a weighted value of each commodity as a proportion of the total supply from the producing areas. For example, if Chilean fillets represent 60% of the total, West Coast wholefish 25% and North Atlantic wholefish 15%, the value of each commodity would be weighted accordingly. This index is intended to be viewed as a snapshot of the general health of the fresh farmed salmon market in the United States.