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Pelagic

 
Report Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
 
 
 

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.

ASIA

Japan

Mackerel

Prices

The average price of frozen mackerel (HS 030354000) was JPY 217/kg at Japanese Customs in April, up 7% on that of March and down 6% on that of April 2017. In the four months, the average was JPY 207/kg, down 6% on that of the same period in the previous year.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen mackerel at Customs,
 HS
030354000, 2014/2018, in JPY/kg

Source: Japanese Customs

Table 1: Average price of mackerel imports at
Japanese Customs (HS 030354000), JPY/kg
, 2017/2018

Origin

JPY/kg

Variation

Apr /18

Mar /18

Apr /17

Apr/18 Mar/18

Apr/18 Apr/17

Korea

-

-

192

-

-

China

233

-

269

-

-13%

Norway

224

212

236

+6%

-5%

United Kingdom

-

-

-

-

-

Ireland

180

182

-

-1%

-

Canada

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Japanese Customs

Markets

Japanese imports of mackerel (HS 0303.54.000) reached 3,736 tonnes, worth JPY 809 million CIF at Japanese Customs. These figures are up 36% in volume and 46% in value on those of the previous month and up 18% in volume and 13% in value on those of April 2017.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of mackerel
(HS 030354000), 2014/2018

Source: Japanese Customs

During the four months, they totalled 24,934 tonnes and JPY 5,202 million, up 34% in volume and 26% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 3: Imports of frozen mackerel (HS 030354000),
cumulative monthly
, 2014/2018

Source: Japanese Customs

The 86% of import volumes came from Norway, 18,141 tonnes and JPY 3,797 million

Graph 4: Origin of Japanese imports of mackerel,
HS 030354000, January-April 2018, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

By DGA

www.fis.com


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