This market reports focuses on catfish in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.
The average CIF price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in September was USD 4,668/t, down 1% on that of August and up 36% on that of September 2017. In the first nine months, the average was USD 4,345/t, up 31% on that of the same period last year.
Graph 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports
of basa and panga (HS 0304620020), 2014–2018, USD/tonne
In September, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 11,189 tonnes, worth CIF USD 52,233,000, up 11% in volume and 9% in value on those imported in the previous month and up 189% in volume and 293% in value on those of September 2017.
Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2014-2018, in tonnes and thousands of USD
In the first nine months of the year, they totalled 66,834 tonnes, worth USD 290,391,000, down 21% in volume and up 3% in value on those of the same period last year.
Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-September 2014–2018
The only supplier of the period was Vietnam.