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Pelagic

 
Report Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
 
 
 

 

This report focuses on pelagic species catch volumes for human consumption carried out in Japanese waters. It also tackles aspects such as prices, markets, exports and imports of species hereinafter detailed in the index.

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan - Mackarel

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Prices

The average price of frozen mackerel (HS 030354000) was JPY 250/kg at Japanese Customs in April, down 5% on that of March and up 15% on that of April 2018. In the first quarter of the year averages JPY 250 / kg, 20% more than in the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen mackerel at Customs HS 030354000, 2015/2019, in JPY/kg

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

Table 1: Average price of mackerel in japanese customs(HS >030354000), JPY/kg, 2017/2019

Origin

JPY per kg

Variation

Apr/19

Mar/19

Apr/18

Apr/19 Mar/19

Apr/19 Apr/18

Korea

229

266

-

-14%

-

China

76

-

233

-

-67%

Norway

275

261

224

+5%

+23%

United Kingdom

252

407

-

-38%

-

Ireland

223

231

180

-3%

+24%

Canada

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Japanese Customs

Markets

Japanese imports of mackerel (HS 0303.54.000) reached 4,597 tonnes, worth JPY 1,147 million CIF at Japanese Customs. These figures are up 64% in volume and 56% in value on those of the previous month and up 23% in volume and 42% in value on those of April 2019.  

Graph 2: Japanese imports of mackerel (HS 030354000), 2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

In the quarter, exports reached 30,957 tonnes and JPY 7,741 million, up 24% in volume and 49% in value compared to the same period of 2018.

Graph 3: Imports of frozen mackerel (HS 030354000)accumulated monthly, January-April, 2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

The 88% of imports of the year came from Norway, 27,242 tonnes.

Graph 4: Origin of Japanese imports of mackerel, HS 030354000, January-April 2019, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

By DGA

www.fis.com


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