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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 
 
 

This report focuses on catch volumes of tuna, shark and swordfish in Japanese and European Union waters. It also highlights prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of species detailed in the following index.

 

INDEX

 
1. ASIA
1.1 Japan - Bigeye
 
2. EUROPE
2.1 European Union – Tuna, bonito, blue shark, tope shark and swordfish
 

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of Japanese frozen bigeye imports in February reported JPY 756, similar to that of the previous month and up 5% on that of February 2014. During the first two months of the year it averaged JPY 758/kg, up 2% on that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye at Japan Customs,
2011/2015, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Table 1: Average FOB price for frozen bigeye
at Japan Customs, in JPY/kg

Origin

USD/kg

Variation (%)

Feb 15

Jan 15

Feb 14

Feb/15 Jan/15

Feb 15/14

Korean Republic

716

920

859

-22%

-17%

China

758

782

730

-3%

+4%

Taiwan

756

760

699

-1%

+8%

Philippines

768

777

737

-1%

+4%

Indonesia

-

580

746

-

-

The Seychelles

759

812

703

-7%

+8%

Vanuatu

802

749

730

+7%

+10%

Source: Japan Customs

Markets

In the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 4,697 tonnes, worth JPY 3,549 million, down 12% in volume and value on those of the previous month and they were down 21% in volume and 17% in value on those of February 2014.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna,
2011-2015

Source: Customs

During the first two months of the year, imports totalled 10,029 tonnes and JPY 7,597 million, down 19% in volume and 18% in value on those of the same period during the previous year.     

Taiwan contributed 47% (4,693 tonnes) and the Chinese Republic sent 28% (2,245 tonnes) of imports of the period.

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye to Japan,
January-February 2015, in tonnes

Source: Customs

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2. EUROPE

2.1 European Union

Landed volumes

Spain

On Mercamadrid, incoming volumes increased in all tunid and squaliform species during week 15. The most significant rise was reported by frozen swordfish.

Table 2: Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid,
weeks 14 and 15

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 15

Week 14

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

13,944

5,892

137

Frozen

Skinless bonito

3,486

1,473

137

Frozen

Shortfin mako

2,700

58

-

Frozen

Swordfish

40,010

19,610

104

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

3,915

135

-

Fresh

Skinless bonito

9,135

315

-

Fresh

Shortfin mako

2,000

200

-

Fresh

Swordfish

28,868

26,911

7

Fresh

Blue shark

400

 

-

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 15, volumes of bullet tuna, albacore and swordfish declined and those of picked dogfish increased.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports, 
weeks 14 and 15, in kg

Species

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Atlantic albacore

414

462

-10

Bullet tuna

585

1,185

-51

Picked dogfish

18

6

177

Swordfish

370

630

-41

Fuente: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Prices

Prices of skipjack on the market of Bangkok remained at USD 1,200/t and USD 1,300/t.

Spain

In Spain prices of skipjack stayed at EUR 900/t EXW Spain and those of yellowfin at EUR 2,000/t EXW Spain. Those of swordfish increased slightly.

Table 4: Prices of tuna destined for canning in Spain,
week 15, in EUR/kg CFR

Species

Size

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

< 10 kg/pc

2.20

> 10 kg/pc

2.00

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

< 1.8 kg/pc

0.85

1.8 – 3.4 kg/pc

0.90

> 3.4 kg/pc

1.05

Source: FIS.com

Table 5: Prices for precooked frozen tuna loins in Spain,
week 15, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

Double

4.00

Simple

3.50

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

Double

5.00

Simple

4.20

Source: FIS.com

Table 6: Prices of frozen swordfish in Spain,
week 15, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Swordfish loins

Skinless and boneless

8.00

Skin-on and boneless

6.70

Slice

5.60

H&G

25/50 kg

5.20

50/70 kg

5.40

70/100 kg

5.50

+ 100 kg

5.70

Source: FIS.com

During week 15, on Mercamadrid, prices remained stable in all presentations of tunid and squaliform species, except for frozen swordfish that rose by EUR 3.83/kg.

Table 7: Prices on Mercamadrid, weeks 15 and 14, in EUR/kg

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 15

Week 14

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

2.70

2.70

0

Frozen

Skinless bonito

3.31

3.31

0

Frozen

Shortfin mako

4.06

4.06

0

Frozen

Swordfish

6.01

6.01

0

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

7.20

7.20

0

Fresh

Skinless bonito

8.90

8.90

0

Fresh

Shortfin mako

5.50

5.50

0

Fresh

Swordfish

22.73

18.90

20

Fresh

Blue shark

5.50

 

-

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, prices of picked dogfish and swordfish declined; that of Atlantic albacore and bullet tuna increased.

Table 8: Average prices at Italian ports,
weeks 15 and 14, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Atlantic albacore

7.63

11.20

6.04

7.75

26

45

Bullet tuna

3.20

6.40

3.08

6.17

4

4

Picked dogfish

7.69

9.97

9.05

9.79

-15

2

Swordfish

10.60

18.10

10.83

20.08

-2

-10

Fuente: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Markets

European Union

Table 9: Imports of canned tuna, skipjack and albacore (Sarda spp.)
by the EU, January 2015/2014

Country

Volume (mt)

Value (€)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Thailand

6,284

16,416

4.39

4.38

China

9,376

3,955

3.11

3.69

Philippines

4,592

6,741

3.72

4.14

Indonesia

6,954

3,677

5.06

4.52

Ecuador

3,621

6,778

4.10

4.09

Spain

3,388

5,660

3.71

5.63

Mauritius

3,125

3,693

4.19

4.39

The Seychelles

3,291

3,050

5.36

5.16

Ghana

2,725

3,254

5.30

4.67

Vietnam

3,028

1,792

3.40

3.46

Papua New Guinea

2,088

2,529

3.88

3.93

Ivory coast

2,657

1,647

4.25

5.03

Netherlands

510

2,034

3.83

4.90

El Salvador

1,200

972

4.50

5.25

Colombia

770

641

5.09

4.19

Italy

450

956

5.66

6.32

Germany

93

977

4.46

5.12

Madagascar

693

224

3.59

4.26

Taiwan

599

306

4.05

3.85

Guatemala

337

533

5.59

5.27

Peru

265

379

4.39

4.11

France

128

429

5.53

5.14

United Kingdom

59

498

3.10

5.53

Maldive Islands

185

243

4.59

5.15

Senegal

182

222

3.31

3.87

Salomon Islands

260

102

4.99

3.17

Portugal

126

227

4.50

6.15

Belgium

176

136

3.70

4.94

Czech Republic

 

250

 

4.54

Kenya

53

160

4.28

4.39

Ireland

43

43

8.25

7.97

Republic of Cabo Verde

72

 

6.02

 

Others

194

226

4.77

5.26

Total

57,522

68,750

4.18

4.51

 Source: Eurostat

Table 10: Exports of canned tuna, skipjack and albacore (Sarda spp.)
by the EU, January 2015/2014

Country

Volume (mt)

Value (€)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Italy

66

2,269

8.16

6.38

Germany

1

1,766

19.95

4.60

France

51

1,525

4.45

4.85

Portugal

1

1,107

4.98

5.50

United Kingdom

163

553

5.35

4.77

Melilla

329

253

3.34

3.32

Ireland

237

217

4.56

5.23

Spain

186

226

3.75

4.15

Belgium

25

379

4.90

5.36

Angola

24

364

5.02

5.01

Ceuta

174

214

3.83

4.00

Greece

0

346

5.35

6.08

Libya

283

52

5.85

6.11

Austria

 

321

 

5.03

Switzerland

123

126

7.10

7.87

Slovenia

0

214

6.15

5.83

Romania

3

187

4.81

4.25

Poland

29

158

8.41

5.09

Netherlands

5

170

7.23

5.34

Czech Republic

0

151

9.73

5.42

Slovaquia

30

117

8.56

5.71

Canada

125

21

6.68

0.56

Hungary

17

119

4.15

5.07

Chile

29

105

3.18

4.23

Saudi Arabia

102

6

5.74

5.57

Finland

0

105

4.80

5.41

United Arab Emirates

15

89

6.62

4.79

Mozambique

49

51

5.02

4.77

Croatia

 

84

 

7.61

United States

35

49

7.57

5.80

Ecuador

83

 

3.56

 

Denmark

 

75

 

4.56

Cyprus

24

41

6.02

6.98

Others

173

575

11.27

7.53

Total

2,380

12,034

5.04

5.27

  Source: Eurostat

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