What is the price of sea cucumber per kilogram/pound in United Kingdom (UK) today?
The retail price range for United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber is between US$ 205.11 and US$ 240.55 per kilogram or between US$ 93.02 and US$ 109.09 per pound(lb). Click here to see today's exact prices of sea cucumber in United Kingdom (UK)
The retail price range in British pound sterling for sea cucumber is between GBP 164.79 and GBP 193.26 per kilogram or between GBP 74.73 and GBP 87.64 per pound(lb) in London and Birmingham.
In 2023, the approximate wholesale price range for United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber is between US$ 143.58 and US$ 168.38 per kilogram or between US$ 65.11 and US$ 76.36 per pound(lb).
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United Kingdom (UK) Sea Cucumber Export Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
The export price per kilogram of Sea Cucumber from the United Kingdom over the last five years has seen a steady decline. In 2014, the price reached 15 US dollars per kg, but then dropped significantly to 2,30 US dollars per kg in 2016. The price then dropped again to 1.49 US dollars per kg in 2017. The price recovered in 2018, at 1.78 US dollars per kg, before rising to 56 US dollars per kg in 2021. Based on this data, it is likely that the export price per kilogram of Sea Cucumber from the United Kingdom will remain relatively stable in the next few years, with a slight increase in prices. We can predict that the export price per kilogram of Sea Cucumber from the United Kingdom in 2023 will be around 2.50 US dollars per kg, and in 2024 will be around 2.75 US dollars per kg.
United Kingdom (UK) Sea Cucumber Import Prices - Historical, Trends and Prediction
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Export values for United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber
The total values in export for sea cucumber in United Kingdom (UK) were US$ 22, US$ 1 and US$ 7 in US dollar thousand for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 in that order.
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United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber - Production, Exports, Imports, Seasons and HS Codes
In 2019 United Kingdom (UK) exported 3 tonnes of sea cucumber. Through 2019 alone, the interest in United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber (seafood category) has surged, recording a change of 200 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, sea cucumber's exports reduced by -57.14 percent earning United Kingdom (UK) US$0.01m for the year 2019. United Kingdom (UK)'s sea cucumber exports are classified as:
- Live, fresh or chilled, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030811)
- Frozen sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothuroidea" (HS code 030812)
- Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030819)
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United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber export values
In 2019, United Kingdom (UK) shipped sea cucumber costing 0.01m USD, an increase of 900.00% from 2018's total sea cucumber export of 0.001m USD. The yearly change in value of United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber between 2017 to 2018 was -95.455 per cent.
The per year change in the amount of United Kingdom (UK)'s sea cucumber exports between 2017 and 2019 was -57.14 per cent when compared to a variation of 200% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.
United Kingdom (UK)'s portion of the world's total sea cucumber's exports in 2019 was 5.9 per cent. United Kingdom (UK) holds position 4 in world exports of sea cucumber.
Export markets for United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber ( in '000$ )
United Kingdom (UK) is a net exporter of sea cucumber. The annual growth of United Kingdom (UK) sea cucumber in value between 2015 to 2019 was 7%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 3%, per annum.
United Kingdom (UK) purchased 0 tonnes of sea cucumber in 2019.
Commercial sea cucumbers in the UK
With over 1200 species worldwide, the commercial trade of sea cucumber enjoys a wide span. Various varieties are sourced within and without the British Isles.
There are three popular cucumber species in England.
1. Native British Isles Sea Cucumber
Current price: £200 ($244.28) per kg
One of the prized sea cucumbers in the British Isles is Holothuria forskali, which grows to 10 inches (24.4 cm) long and weighs 200 g in body fluid weight. Seafood enthusiasts cite that its meat, which is a common delicacy in Chinese delis, is fine-textured like that of squid. Other gourmets think it a little too tasteless on the palate!
2. Arctic Sea Cucumber
Current price: From £174.98 ($213.70) to £247.08 ($301.76) per kg for 100% dried Icelandic sea cucumber
Scientifically known as Elpidia belyaevi, the deep sea cucumber or Arctic cucumber is a shapely many-tentacled starfish-like creature. It thrives in mid-to-deep sea ocean floors in the cold glaciers of the Arctic sea. There is also the related E. glacialis species which, according to scientists, might actually inhabit shallow icy waters.
3. African Sea Cucumber
Current price: £720.98 ($880.62) per kg or $23 per 23 cm live specimen (200g body weight)
African Sea cucumbers are classified into several species, including Holothuria atra, H.edulis and H. Spinifera. The H. Atra species lives in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea as well as the eastern Pacific. It thrives in plankton sea beds as well as warm waters even at shallow depths of 20 metres. Its size falls between 20 and 60 centimetres.
4. Yellow sea cucumber
Colochirus robustus is a beautiful creature with a golden yellow tinge that can live in both marine environs and aquariums. The critters feed by filtering rocky substances and zoo plankton. They thrive well where there is a relative-to-strong currents for dietary recycling reasons.