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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2019
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on tilapia in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.

 

1. NORTH AMERICA

1.1 United States

Tilapia

Prices

In January the average price in customs of imported fresh fillets was 2 per cent inferior to that from last month and 5 per cent lower than that from January 2018. That of frozen products was USD 4,130/kg, a figure that is 7 per cent superior to that from December and 6 per cent higher than that from January 2018.

Table 1: Average CIF prices of fillets at customs, in USD/tonne

Product

Price

Var. % Jan/19 Dec/18

Price Jan/18

Var. % Jan/19 Jan/18

Jan /19

Dec /18

Fresh fillets

7,481

7,653

-2%

7,893

-5%

Frozen fillets

4,130

3,861

+7%

3,895

+6%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price at customs for tilapia fillets,
in USD/tonne, 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In January fresh fillet imports amounted to 1,824 tonnes for USD 13,646,000, which is 13 per cent higher in volume and 11 per cent higher in value compared to the previous month but 8 per cent lower in volume and 13 per cent lower in value than that in January 2018.

Graph 2: American imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000
and HS 0304490112), 2015-2019

Source: FAS-USDA

Frozen fillet imports reached 7,643 tonnes for a CIF value at customs amounted to USD 31,562,000. These figures are 61 per cent lower in volume and 58 per cent lower in value compared to those last month and 43 per cent lower in volume and 40 per cent lower in value compared to those from January last year. 

Graph 3: American imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2015-2019

Source: FAS-USDA

During the month 3,092 tonnes of other products (whole, H&G and eviscerated (HS 0303890040  and HS 0303230000) were also imported for a CIF value at customs amounting to USD 6,300,000.

By: DGA

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