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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
 

 

This report focuses on catch volumes of tuna, shark and swordfish in Japanese waters.

ASIA

Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of frozen Japanese bigeye imports in April reported JPY 831/kg, up 3% on that of the previous month and up 14% on that of April 2016. During the four months of the year it averaged JPY 816/kg, up 12% on that of the same period in 2016.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye at Japan Customs,
2013/2017, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

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

Origin

USD/kg

Variation (%)

April 17

March 17

April 16

Apr/17 Mar/17

Apr/17 Apr/16

Korean Republic

846

965

985

-12%

-14%

China

861

822

685

5%

26%

Taiwan

827

792

731

4%

13%

Philippines

-

-

-

-

-

Indonesia

-

-

-

-

-

The Seychelles

801

810

720

-1%

11%

Vanuatu

912

840

743

9%

23%

Source: Japanese Customs

Markets

In the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 4,952 tonnes, worth JPY 4,116 million, down 38% in volume and 36% in value on those of the previous month and they were down 36% in volume and 27% in value on those of January 2016.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna,
2013-2017

Source: Customs

During the four months, imports totaled 23,431 tonnes worth JPY 19,114 million, down 17% in volume and 6% in value on those of the same period during the previous year.

Taiwan contributed 57% (13,311 tonnes) and the Chinese Republic sent 19% (4,411 tonnes) of imports of the period.

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye to Japan,
January-April 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

By DGA

www.fis.com


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