This market reports focuses on catfish in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.
1. NORTH AMERICA
1.1 United States
The average CIF price ofpangasius fillets imported in June was USD 3,641 per tonne, 7% lower than in July and 23% lower than in August 2018. In the first eight months, the average was USD 4,486/t, up 5% on that of the same period last year.
Graph 1: Average CIF customs price of US imports of frozen pangasius fillets (HS 0304620020), 2015–2019, USD/t
In August, 3,153 tons of frozen pangasius fillets were entered for a CIF value of USD 11,479,000, 26% lower volume and 31% value than what was imported in the previous month and 69% lower volume and 76% value than what was imported in August 2018 .
Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of pangasius (HS 0304620020), 2015–2019, tonnes and thousands USD
In the period totalled 37,545 tons for USD 168,422,000, 33% lower volume and 29% lower value than in the previous year. Vietnam was the supplier of 36,925 tonnes while China was the source of 619 tonnes.
Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of pangasius (HS 0304620020),January-August 2015–2019