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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 

 

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

 

ASIA

Japan

Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus and Thunnus orientalis)
Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Frozen

Prices

The average CIF price of frozen bluefin (HS 030345000 and 030346000) imported by Japan in November was JPY 1,472/kg, up 8% on that of the previous month and down 9% on that of November 2016. During the first eleven months, the average was JPY 1,324/kg, down 6% on that of the same period last year.

Table 1: Average price at Japan Customs, frozen bluefin
(HS 030345000 and 030346000), en JPY/kg CIF

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

Nov /17

Oct /17

Nov /16

Nov/17 Oct/17

Nov/17 Nov/16

Spain

166

-

1,738

-

-90%

Italy

-

-

186

-

-

Malta

-

-

-

-

-

Turkey

-

-

-

-

-

Croatia

-

-

-

-

-

Mexico

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Customs

Graph 1: Average price at Customs of frozen bluefin Japanese imports,
(HS 030345000 and 030346000
), 2013/2017, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

During november, about 653 tonnes of frozen bluefin were imported, worth JPY 961 million at Japan Customs.

These figures are up 145% in volume and 165% in value on those registered during the previous month. Compared with November 2016, imports dropped 27% in volume and 34% in value.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bluefin
(HS 030345000 and 030346000)
, 2013/2017

Source: Customs

During the first eleven months of the year, imports reached 8,086 tonnes worth JPY 10,704 million, down 22% in volume and 27% in value on those of the same period in 2016.

Graph 3: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of
frozen northern bluefin
(HS 030345000 and 030346000),
2013 – 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

Australia sent 6,498 tonnes of frozen bluefin to Japan, worth JPY 8,678 million, during the period.

Graph 4: Main exporters of frozen bluefin to Japan,
January-November 2017, in tonnes

Source: based on Japanese Customs information

By DGA

www.fis.com


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