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, February 25, 2015
 
 
 

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

 

ÍNDICE

 
1. ASIA
1.1 Japan - bigeye
 
2. EUROPA
2.1 European Union – Tuna, bonito, blue shark, tope shark and swordfish
 

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of Japanese imports of frozen bigeye in December was JPY 782/kg, similar to that of the previous month and up 3% on that of December 2013. During the year, it averaged JPY 730/kg, up 14% on those of 2013.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye at Japan Customs,
2010/2014, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

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

Origin

USD/kg

Variation (%)

Dec 13

Nov 14

Dec 13

Dec/14 Nov/14

Dec/14 Dec/13

Korean Republic

773

789

895

-2%

-14%

China

798

812

778

-2%

+3%

Taiwan

773

789

763

-2%

+1%

Philippines

795

881

-

-10%

-

Indonesia

760

831

449

-9%

+69%

The Seychelles

797

807

759

-1%

+5%

Vanuatu

789

604

798

+31%

-1%

Source: Japan Customs

Markets

In the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 7,552 tonnes, worth JPY 5,909 million, up 71% in volume and value on those of the previous month and they were up 37% in volume and 41% in value on those of December 2013.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna, 2010-2014

Source: Customs

During the year, imports totalled 73,910 tonnes worth JPY 53,960 million, up 2% in volume and up 16% in value on those of the same period in 2013.                                 

Taiwan contributed 50% (36,891 tonnes) and the Chinese Republic sent 19% (14,353 tonnes) of imports of the period.

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye to Japan,
January-December 2014, in tonnes

Source: Customs

Back to index

2. EUROPE

2.1 European Union

Landed volumes

Spain

Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid declined in the case of frozen shortfin mako, frozen and fresh swordfish, during week 7. Those of frozen and fresh albacore increased and so did those of fresh shortfin mako and fresh blue shark.

Table 2: Incoming volumes on Mercamadrid,
weeks 6 and 7

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 7

Week 6

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

11,152

10,680

4

Frozen

Skinless bonito

2,788

2,670

4

Frozen

Shortfin mako

 

200

-

Frozen

Swordfish

19,430

31,030

-37

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

720

703

2

Fresh

Skinless bonito

1,679

1,640

2

Fresh

Shortfin mako

550

175

214

Fresh

Swordfish

12,475

42,175

-70

Fresh

Blue shark

200

 

-

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 7, volumes of tunid and squaliform species were very few.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports, 
weeks 6 and 7, in kg

Species

Week 7

Week 6

% of variation

Picked dogfish

12

30

-60

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

Prices

Prices of skipjack on the market of Bangkok declined and stayed between USD 1,200/t and USD 1,300/t. Indonesian exports moved between EUR 1,200/t in the case of sizes below 1.8 kg/pc and EUR 1,330/t in 1.8-3.0 kg/pc.

Spain

In Spain, the price of skipjack also dropped to EUR 950/t EXW Spain and that of yellowfin was at EUR 2,000/t EXW Spain.

Table 4: Prices of tuna destined for canning in Spain,
week 7, in EUR/kg CFR

Species

Size

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

< 10 kg/pc

2.20

> 10 kg/pc

2.00

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

< 1.8 kg/pc

0.85

1.8 – 3.4 kg/pc

0.90

> 3.4 kg/pc

1.05

Source: FIS.com

Table 5: Prices for precooked frozen tuna loins in Spain,
week 7, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

Double

4.00

Simple

3.50

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

Double

5.00

Simple

4.20

Source: FIS.com

Table 6: Prices of frozen swordfish loins in Spain,
week 7, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Swordfish loins

Skinless and boneless

7.50

Skin-on and boneless

6.50

Slice

5.50

H&G

25/50 kg

5.00

50/70 kg

5.10

70/100 kg

5.20

+ 100 kg

5.30

Source: FIS.com

On Mercamadrid, the prices of fresh albacore and fresh swordfish increased during week 7. No variations have been registered for the rest of tunid and squaliform species.

Table 7: Prices on Mercamadrid, weeks 7 and 6, in EUR/kg

Presentation

Product

Price (EUR/kg)

% of variation

Week 7

Week 6

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

7.41

6.80

9

Fresh

Skinless bonito

8.31

7.00

19

Fresh

Shortfin mako

5.50

5.50

0

Fresh

Swordfish

22.02

20.50

7

Fresh

Blue shark

5.50

 

-

 Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

On Italian first-sale markets, prices have barely changed in the case of picked dogfish. The rest of tunid and squalliform products reported no sales.

Table 8: Average prices at Italian ports,
weeks 7 and 6, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 7

Week 6

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Picked dogfish

7.32

7.43

8.45

8.95

-13

-17

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

Markets

European Union

Table 9: Imports of frozen tuna (Thunnus genus) and skipjack
(Euthynnus [Katsuwonus] pelamis) fillets in the EU,
January-November 2013/2014

EU country

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

544

691

7.45

8.03

Belgium

629

1,133

6.48

8.85

Bulgaria

 

25

 

4.22

Cyprus

7

27

4.58

9.82

Croatia

91

50

4.29

5.95

Denmark

152

246

5.10

5.73

Slovaquia

 

6

 

6.17

Slovenia

 

93

 

7.43

Spain

5,223

4,757

4.43

4.80

Estonia

44

33

6.56

5.71

Finland

 

5

 

9.08

France

4,649

3,482

7.40

6.83

Greece

1

16

12.16

8.31

Hungary

 

17

 

8.26

Ireland

1

2

6.99

6.09

Italy

851

1,045

6.97

7.30

Letonia

2

27

9.35

9.73

Lithuania

32

36

8.28

8.36

Luxembourg

 

3

 

32.07

Malta

0

2

7.70

6.87

Netherlands

902

1,079

6.51

7.55

Poland

92

129

4.22

5.81

Portugal

358

1,873

4.73

4.72

United Kingdom

1,487

1,374

6.81

7.65

Czech Republic

81

80

8.25

6.67

Romania

9

26

4.74

13.33

Sweden

62

188

7.00

8.68

Average Total

15,215

16,440

6.09

6.36

 Source: Eurostat

Table 10: Exports of frozen tuna (Thunnus genus) and skipjack
(Euthynnus [Katsuwonus] pelamis) fillets in the EU,
January-November 2013/2014

EU country

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

53

146

9.71

11.43

Belgium

1

756

7.71

8.70

Bulgaria

 

0

 

8.18

Croatia

8

2

7.15

11.77

Denmark

6

79

11.91

7.59

Spain

1,866

3,782

10.08

8.35

Estonia

29

1

11.40

35.04

France

211

232

11.68

8.15

Greece

2

1

18.30

23.79

Hungary

 

2

 

10.77

Italy

6

25

9.19

15.89

Letonia

2

8

11.85

12.13

Lithuania

2

3

9.03

6.32

Luxembourg

0

0

10.00

44.50

Malta

 

11

 

17.97

Netherlands

53

2,138

7.72

5.87

Poland

 

5

 

9.10

Portugal

791

841

4.19

5.23

United Kingdom

166

230

6.80

7.51

Czech Republic

10

81

13.65

1.07

Romania

0

 

6.50

 

Sweden

1

1

8.57

28.98

Average Total

3,205

8,343

8.54

7.42

  Source: Eurostat

Back to index

By DGA and Juan Murias

www.fis.com


 Print


Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Mussel oil has helps reduce post-exercise muscle damage
United States An Indiana University study has revealed that there may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought.
Calvo Group seeks new export markets
El Salvador Grupo Calvo is seeking new markets this year, with the goal of being a more internationally competitive company. Among the new countries it addresses are the UK, Russia, China, Germany, Vietnam and Belgium.
Easter Pacific coastal countries seek to improve tuna management
Worldwide Representatives of the Eastern Pacific that are members of the IATTC met in Panama with global experts to discuss aspects of managing a sustainable tuna fisheries.
Cargill invests USD 8 million in new fish feed plant
Mexico The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food and the governor of Puebla have launched Nutripec, a formulated fish feed production plant, installed in Tehuacan by Cargill.
 
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-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group 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