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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
 
 

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 in the following index.

ASIA

Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of Japanese imports of frozen bigeye in December was JPY 783/kg, up 2% on that of the previous month and 8% on that of December 2015. During the year, it averaged JPY 738/kg, up 2% on those of the year before.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye at Japan Customs,
2012/2016, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

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

Origin

USD/kg

Variation (%)

Dec 16

Nov 16

Dec 15

Dec/16 Nov/16

Dec/16 Dec/15

Korean Republic

787

704

815

+12%

-3%

China

779

750

711

++4%

+10%

Taiwan

792

794

733

0%

+8%

Philippines

-

-

-

-

-

Indonesia

-

-

-

-

-

The Seychelles

761

793

788

-4%

-3%

Vanuatu

800

761

744

+5%

+8%

Source: Japanese Customs

Markets

In the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 5,594 tonnes, worth JPY 4,378 million, up 8% in volume and 10% in value on those of the previous month and they were down 15% in volume and 9% in value on those of December 2015.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna,
2012-2016

Source: Customs

During the year, imports totalled 68,675 tonnes worth JPY 50,710 million, down 3% in volume and 1% in value on those of the same period in 2015.

Taiwan contributed 52% (34,702 tonnes) and the Chinese Republic sent 25% (17,510 tonnes) of imports of the period.

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye to Japan,
January-December 2016, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

By DGA

www.fis.com


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