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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
 
 
 

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 European Union

Landed volumes

Spain

On Mercabarna, during week 47, the most important variations in tunid and squaliform species were the drops in fresh and frozen swordfish, fresh northern albacore and frozen tope shark. The most important rises were those in fresh tope shark and fresh tuna.

Supplies of tunid and squaliform species increased on Mercamadrid, as in the case of swordfish. Those of albacore and shorfin mako declined.

Table 1: Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid

Conservation

Product

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 47

Week 46

Evolution

2016

2015

Evolution

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

8,120

17,212

-53

620

727

-15

Frozen

Skinless bonito

11,728

14,926

-21

706

613

15

Frozen

Shortfin mako

316

4,030

-92

149

215

-31

Frozen

Swordfish

66,262

46,121

44

2,261

2,587

-13

Frozen

Blue shark

15

105

-86

41

10

295

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

8,120

17,212

-53

620

727

-15

Fresh

Skinless bonito

11,728

14,926

-21

706

613

15

Fresh

Shortfin mako

316

4,030

-92

149

215

-31

Fresh

Swordfish

66,262

46,121

44

2,261

2,587

-13

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

Volumes of northern albacore landed at French ports were very few during week 47, compared with the previous one. The main ports were Lorient and Le Guilvinec.

Table 2: Volumes traded at French ports

Species

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 47

Week 46

% of variation

Year 2016

Year 2015

% of variation

Northern albacore

186

103,913

-

1,160

415

179

Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 47, volumes of albacore and swordfish increased. That of bullet tuna declined. Aci Trezza was the main port of these landed volumes.

Table 3: Volumes traded at Italian ports

Species

Volume 2016 (kg)

Cumulative volume (mt)

Week 47

Week 46

% of variation

Year 2016

Year 2015

% of variation

Atlantic albacore

413

393

5

24

25

-3

Bullet tuna

625

710

-12

47

48

-3

Picked dogfish

10

5

85

1

2

-53

Swordfish

425

330

29

24

25

-5

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

Prices

Prices of skipjack on Bangkok remained at USD 1,400/kg. Some experts have foreseen there could be a drop before the end of the year, due to the rise in supplies following the good volume caught in the main beds.

Spain

The prices of yellowfin for the canning industry remained at EUR 2,300/t EXW Spain. The price of skipjack > 1.8-3.4 kg remained at EUR 1,200/t EXW Spain. Regarding swordfish, the prices remained the same as those of the previous week.

Table 4: Prices of tuna destined for canning in Spain,
week 47, in EUR/kg CFR

Species

Size

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

< 10 kg/pc

2.20

> 10 kg/pc

2.30

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

< 1.8 kg/pc

1.05

1.8 – 3.4 kg/pc

1.20

> 3.4 kg/pc

1.25

Source: FIS.com

Table 5: Prices of frozen precooked tuna loins,
in Spain, week 47, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

Double

5.50

Simple

5.40

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

Double

5.10

Simple

4.90

Source: FIS.com

Table 6: Prices of frozen swordfish loins in Spain,
week 47, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Swordfish loins

Skinless and boneless

13.10

Skin-on and boneless

11.70

Slice

7.60

H&G

2.700/50 kg

6.40

50/70 kg

6.30

70/100 kg

6.10

+ 100 kg

5.90

Source: FIS.com

On Mercabarna, during week 47, those of fresh swordfish and fresh tope shark declined. The most significant increases were those in frozen swordfish, fresh tuna, fresh shortfin mako and fresh northern albacore.

Prices of shortfin mako increased on Mercamadrid, during week 47, due to a drop in supplies. That of swordfish also dropped due to the rise in supplies.

Table 7: Prices on Mercamadrid,
weeks 47 and 46 of 2016, in EUR/kg

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 47

Week 46

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

5.85

5.85

0

Frozen

Skinless bonito

6.91

6.91

0

Frozen

Shortfin mako

4.78

4.54

5

Frozen

Swordfish

14.31

16.09

-11

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

5.85

5.85

0

Fresh

Skinless bonito

6.91

6.91

0

Fresh

Shortfin mako

4.78

4.54

5

Fresh

Swordfish

14.31

16.09

-11

Fresh

Blue shark

5.50

5.50

0

 Source: Mercamadrid

France

The average price of northern albacore volumes was down EUR 0.64/kg at French ports, due to very few supplies.

Table 8: Average prices at French ports,
weeks 47 and 46, in EUR/kg

Species

Week 47

Week 46

% of variation

Northern albacore

3.20

3.84

-17

 Source: FranceAgriMer

Italy

At Italian first-sale markets, prices have increased in the case of bullet tuna, albacore, picked dogfish and swordfish, due to a higher demand in most cases.

Table 9: Average prices at Italian ports,
weeks 47 and 46 of 2016, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 47

Week 46

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Atlantic albacore

3.72

5.39

3.36

5.03

11

7

Bullet tuna

3.58

7.17

3.50

7.00

2

2

Picked dogfish

6.81

6.91

3.63

3.63

88

90

Swordfish

10.92

20.67

5.09

7.54

115

174

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

Markets

European Union

Table 10: Imports of frozen yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) by
the European Union countries, January-September 2016/2015

Origin

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

The Seychelles

8,813

10,632

1.99

1.47

Philippines

7,586

10,079

1.85

1.71

South Korea

6,592

6,558

3.26

1.72

Curaçao

8,641

4,376

1.80

1.56

Republic of Green Cape

7,213

5,350

2.52

1.67

Mexico

7,346

4,790

2.27

2.10

France

6,813

3,543

7.55

4.46

Panama

4,667

4,805

1.96

1.54

Guatemala

3,174

4,899

1.82

1.85

Vietnam

4,831

3,086

3.23

3.02

Spain

2,584

3,866

4.44

2.11

Senegal

5,152

1,194

1.88

2.07

El Salvador

4,957

1,355

2.15

1.34

Thailand

2,540

2,262

2.94

3.62

Belice

2,986

1,659

1.89

1.55

Mauritius

1,548

3,024

1.75

1.60

Extra, undetermined territories

1,558

2,250

1.88

1.49

Papua New Guinea

1,323

2,454

1.41

1.66

Ecuador

2,411

817

2.26

1.77

China

1,160

1,624

3.27

2.92

Ghana

1,946

602

2.35

1.64

Ivory coast

1,655

 

2.36

 

Indonesia

916

177

2.68

2.35

Nicaragua

294

567

1.30

1.70

Italy

158

552

19.12

4.23

Madagascar

624

 

2.50

 

United States

167

297

1.85

1.66

South Africa

193

243

2.15

2.35

Peru

128

301

3.17

1.86

Portugal

255

88

9.27

2.83

Surinam

68

274

3.68

2.77

Other (24)

907

503

5.60

5.54

Total

99,206

82,227

2.74

1.99

 Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

Table 11: Exports of frozen yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)
by the European Union countries, January-September 2016/2015

Destination

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2016

2015

2016

2015

The Seychelles

15,552

12,586

1.56

1.47

Mauritius

11,585

15,487

1.42

1.34

Spain

12,069

13,841

2.19

2.16

Ivory coast

4,962

9,749

1.29

1.47

Ghana

4,627

7,657

1.41

1.37

Italy

3,772

1,951

4.76

4.31

Thailand

4,091

1,045

1.31

1.16

Ecuador

2,429

1,975

1.66

1.45

Turkey

2,148

1,141

1.46

1.43

Vietnam

 

3,236

 

1.76

Madagascar

2,053

1,068

1.31

1.06

Portugal

1,933

226

3.07

3.20

France

1,932

67

3.45

3.82

Kenya

 

1,776

 

1.49

Mauritania

679

52

1.11

0.95

Croatia

480

145

3.14

3.26

Green Cape Republic

417

203

1.62

1.74

Senegal

427

108

1.77

1.25

El Salvador

164

263

1.04

1.47

Iran

360

 

1.33

 

Algeria

261

6

1.26

1.88

Tunisia

162

103

1.22

1.52

Philippines

56

205

1.80

1.44

Morocco

255

 

1.31

 

Denmark

93

74

12.56

11.84

Serbia

87

46

2.54

1.79

Germany

89

27

7.02

6.36

Oman

115

 

1.46

 

South Korea

2

41

18.93

2.49

Netherlands

26

16

13.85

10.72

Ireland

16

25

3.41

5.38

Other (39)

121

94

8.25

8.22

Total

70,959

73,211

1.90

1.67

  Source: Eurostat (Temporary information)

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2. NORTH AMERICA

2.1 United States

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

Prices

The average CIF price of headless and/or fresh gutted swordfish (HS 0302670090, former 0302692049) at US Customs in September was USD 10,578/t. This figure is up 18% on that of the previous month and 16% on that of September 2015. During the first nine months the average was USD 9,607, up 3% on those of the same period in 2015.

Graph 1: Average CIF price at US Customs of fresh swordfish imports
(HS 0302470090, former 0302670090), 2012/2016, in USD/t

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In September, US imports of fresh swordfish reached 850 tonnes, worth USD 8,991,000 CIF declared at Customs.

These figures show a drop of 4% in volume but a rise of 14% in value on those of the previous month and they are down 11% in volume but up 3% in value on those of September 2015.

Graph 2: Imports of fresh swordfish (HS 0302470090,
former 0302670090), 2012/2016, in tonnes and
thousands of USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the year, imports reported 6,155 tonnes and USD 59,131,000, up 3% in volume and 16% in value on those of 2014.

The main suppliers of fresh headless and/or gutted swordfish during the period were Ecuador, Brazil and Costa Rica with 1141, 829 and 737 tonnes respectively.

Graph 3: Main origins of fresh swordfish imports,
(HS 0302470090, former 0302670090),
January-September 2016

 

Source: FAS-USDA

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By DGA and Juan Murias

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