Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, July 01, 2015
 
 
 

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

 

INDEX

 
1. EUROPE
1.1 European Union - Tuna, bonito, blue shark, tope shark and swordfish
 
2. NORTH AMERICA
2.1 USA – Swordfish
 

 

1. EUROPE

1.1 Spain

Landed volumes

Spain

Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid declined in the case of albacore, shortfin mako and swordfish during week 25. All of them in their frozen presentation. Those of fresh species have increased. The most important variations were the drop in head-on frozen albacore and the rise in headless fresh albacore.

Table 1: Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid,
weeks 24 and 25

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 25

Week 24

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

7,584

20,028

-62

Frozen

Skinless bonito

1,896

5,007

-62

Frozen

Shortfin mako

 

3,000

-

Frozen

Swordfish

37,720

40,613

-7

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

3,121

316

888

Fresh

Skinless bonito

12,173

1,254

871

Fresh

Shortfin mako

400

 

-

Fresh

Swordfish

65,599

56,569

16

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 25, volumes of bullet tuna and Atlantic albacore increased. Those of picked dogfish and swordfish declined. Aci Trezza was the main port of these landed volumes.

Table 2: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 24 and 25, in kg

Species

Week 25

Week 24

% of variation

Atlantic albacore

860

758

14

Bullet tuna

1,400

1,115

26

Picked dogfish

6

16

-59

Swordfish

680

836

-19

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

Prices

Prices of skipjack on the market of Bangkok remained at USD 1,520/t. In the Pacific, prices increased to USD 1,150/t due to the drop in supplies.

Spain

In Spain prices of skipjack stayed at EUR 1500/t EXW Spain and those of yellowfin at EUR 1,750/t EXW Spain. The demand is still low in the canning sector.

Table 3: Prices of tuna destined for canning in Spain,
week 26, in EUR/kg CFR

Species

Size

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

< 10 kg/pc

1.65

> 10 kg/pc

1.70

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

< 1.8 kg/pc

0.90

1.8 – 3.4 kg/pc

1.00

> 3.4 kg/pc

1.15

Source: FIS.com

Table 4: Prices for precooked frozen tuna loins in Spain,
week 26, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

Double

7.00

Simple

6.50

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

Double

4.70

Simple

4.20

Source: FIS.com

Table 5: Prices of frozen swordfish in Spain,
week 26, 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

6.20

50/70 kg

6.10

70/100 kg

5.90

+ 100 kg

5.80

Source: FIS.com

On Mercamadrid, the price of fresh albacore and fresh swordfish increased due to the higher demand. Those for the rest of the species remained stable.

Table 6: Prices on Mercamadrid, weeks 25 and 24, in EUR/kg

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 25

Week 24

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

2.70

2.70

0

Frozen

Skinless bonito

3.31

3.31

0

Frozen

Shortfin mako

 

4.06

-

Frozen

Swordfish

6.01

6.01

0

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

9.50

9.10

4

Fresh

Skinless bonito

12.50

11.50

9

Fresh

Shortfin mako

5.50

 

-

Fresh

Swordfish

19.21

18.50

4

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, the average prices of Atlantic albacore and bullet tuna declined due to the rise in supplies. That of swordfish also declined due to lower demand. That of picked dogfish increased due to the drop in supplies.

Table 7: Average prices at Italian ports,
weeks 25 and 24, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 25

Week 24

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Atlantic albacore

4.24

8.53

7.68

10.02

-45

-15

Bullet tuna

3.00

6.00

4.08

8.00

-26

-25

Picked dogfish

11.32

12.65

8.07

10.86

40

16

Swordfish

10.67

19.33

14.18

18.60

-25

4

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

Markets

European Union

Table 8: Imports of canned tuna, skipjack and albacore (Sarda spp.)
by the EU, January-April 2015/2014

Country of origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Spain

15,904

69,888

5.28

4.66

Ecuador

23,922

55,694

4.06

3.97

Thailand

16,310

56,837

4.07

3.88

Mauritius

17,120

34,480

4.23

4.44

Philippines

14,871

32,660

3.29

3.65

The Seychelles

14,699

28,233

5.31

5.41

Ghana

9,544

16,919

5.56

4.82

Indonesia

10,047

14,688

3.40

3.78

Papua New Guinea

8,541

15,275

4.08

3.88

China

9,791

11,786

3.09

3.14

Netherlands

4,654

15,709

4.97

5.05

Ivory coast

8,482

11,752

3.57

5.06

Vietnam

7,281

9,894

3.22

2.77

Colombia

2,559

9,388

4.69

4.52

Italy

2,343

8,739

7.38

6.39

Madagascar

2,581

6,624

3.54

4.61

Germany

1,190

7,744

4.90

5.39

El Salvador

3,867

4,995

5.31

5.03

Salomon Islands

2,289

4,022

4.98

3.99

Guatemala

1,842

3,640

5.06

5.23

France

837

3,919

7.83

6.88

United Kingdom

530

3,599

7.31

8.41

Kenya

1,221

2,618

4.74

3.55

Portugal

709

2,752

6.06

4.52

Peru

1,409

1,570

4.59

4.26

Senegal

659

2,229

3.25

3.77

Maldive Islands

666

1,697

5.14

5.07

Belgium

459

1,649

4.01

9.57

Czech Republic

144

1,926

4.62

4.54

Taiwan

599

612

4.05

3.85

Austria

37

576

5.01

5.71

Others

1,140

2,641

7.47

5.97

Total

186,246

444,756

4.34

4.43

 Source: Eurostat

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

Destination country

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2015

2014

2015

2014

Italy

2,763

19,363

6.01

7.79

France

1,201

17,599

4.94

6.50

Germany

740

16,557

9.28

7.21

Portugal

1,013

7,300

5.91

5.91

United Kingdom

1,309

4,064

7.13

6.70

Belgium

757

4,359

5.95

6.30

Spain

718

3,591

3.95

4.28

Algeria

1,656

2,482

3.81

4.16

Austria

139

3,392

7.73

7.39

Ireland

938

2,265

5.03

6.69

Melilla

1,264

1,871

3.01

3.14

Greece

33

2,973

5.83

9.42

Ceuta

862

1,851

4.37

4.11

Netherlands

163

2,022

8.00

12.39

Slovenia

85

1,778

4.72

5.29

Angola

137

1,714

6.18

4.78

Switzerland (1996-)

710

1,103

8.78

12.38

Czech Republic

90

1,640

11.37

11.18

Saudi Arabia

588

1,126

10.06

6.26

Libya

658

980

5.58

6.94

Poland

229

1,387

8.56

10.68

Romania

93

1,333

4.05

4.92

Slovaquia

192

1,119

8.61

6.19

Mozambique

507

616

5.10

5.90

Hungary

116

981

7.88

6.44

Finland

103

947

7.29

6.55

Chile

536

379

8.28

5.89

Canada

354

517

7.92

7.29

Croatia

38

663

4.56

6.04

United States

197

478

8.31

8.01

Albany

152

499

5.04

5.29

Others

2,202

7,324

9.28

7.47

Total

20,543

114,270

6.32

6.95

  Source: Eurostat

Back to index

2. NORTH AMERICA

2.1 United States

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

Prices

During the second fortnight of June, the H&G from Central and South America, fresh, 100lb up, quoted at USD 8.80/kg, C&F Miami (USD 4.00/lb); the H&G from the same origin -50 to 99lb- quoted at USD 8.27/kg (USD 3.75/lb).

The average CIF price of headless and/or fresh gutted swordfish (HS 0302670090, former 0302670090) at US Customs in April was USD 8,565/t. This figure is down 9% on that of the previous month and 10% on that of April 2014. During the first four months the average was USD 9,369, down 6% on those of the same period in 2014.

Graph 1: Average CIF price at US Customs of fresh swordfish imports
(HS 0302470090, former 0302670090), 2011/2015, in USD/t

Source: USDA-FAS

Markets

In April, US imports of fresh swordfish reached 515 tonnes, worth USD 4,411,000 CIF declared at Customs.

These figures show a drop of 2% in volume and 10% in value on those of the previous month and they are down 3% in volume and in value on those of April 2014.

Graph 2: Imports of fresh swordfish (HS 0302470090,
former 0302670090), 2011/2015, in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: USDA-FAS

In the four months, imports reported 1,673 tonnes and USD 15,674,000, up 9% in volume and 3% in value on those of 2014.

Graph 3: Imports of fresh swordfish (HS 0302470090,
former 0302670090), January-April 2011/2015

Source: USDA-FAS

The main suppliers of fresh headless and/or gutted swordfish during the period were Ecuador, New Zealand and Mexico with 323, 182 and 169 tonnes respectively.

Graph 4: Main origins of fresh swordfish imports,
(HS 0302470090, former 0302670090), January-April 2015

Source: USDA-FAS

Back to index

By DGA and Juan Murias

www.fis.com


 Print


Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Report highlights tuna industry efforts, but also inaction in some fisheries
Worldwide In its latest annual report, ISSF outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability in 2014 and lays out the various needs for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy.
Lobster capture season extended
Canada Fisheries and Oceans Minister authorised a four four-day extension to the Spring lobster capture season throughout the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to compensate for the lost fishing days on account of adverse weather conditions.
Tesco's sales fall while Aldi and Lidl consolidate
United Kingdom Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco reported a fall in sales amounting to 1.3 per cent in its first quarter, lower than expected, whereas Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl achieved growth in their sales.
Supplementing salmon populations may worsen their decline
European Union Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent European study.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER