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Report Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
 
 
 

This report focuses on harvests, imports and prices of bluefin tuna in Japan.

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan

Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus y Thunnus orientalis)
Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Frozen products

Prices

The average price of frozen bluefin tuna (HS 030345010, HS 030345020 and 030346000) at customs in Japan in January amounted to JPY 1,504/kg, a figure that is 65 per cent superior to that in December and 523 per cent higher than that in January 2018.

Graph 1: Average price at customs of Japanese imports of
frozen bluefin tuna (HS 030345000 and 030346000
),
2015–2019, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

In the informed month, a total 121 tonnes of frozen bluefin tuna were imported for a value in Japanese customs for a value amounting to JPY 182 millones, a volume that is 267 per cent higher and 507 per cent higher than in January 2018.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bluefin tuna
(HS 030345000 and 030346000), 2015–2019

Source: Customs

Graph 3: Monthly accumulated imports of frozen
 bluefin tuna (HS 030345000 and 030346000),
in tonnes, 2015-2019

Source: Customs from Japan

In January 2019 Taiwan sent 50 tonnes of frozen bluefin tuna to Japan, for a value of JPY 114 million.

Graph 4: Main exports of frozen
bluefin tuna to Japan, January
2019, in tonnes

Source: created based on data from Customs of Japan

By DGA

www.fis.com


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