Korea supply 40% of the bluefin tuna.
Official data on volume, prices and suppliers of import bluefin tuna
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 23:00 (GMT + 9)
The average price at Customs of Japan of bluefin tuna or northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and Thunnus orientalis) and frozen southern bluefin (Thunnus maccoyii) (HS 030345010, HS 030345020 and 030346000) imported by Japan in June was JPY 1,645/kg, up 179% on that of May and down 38% on that of the June 2018. During the first six months, the average price was JPY 1,645/kg, down 16% on that of the same period last year.
Imports of bluefin tuna in June were scarce and 87% came from Korea, at an average price of JPY 565/kg.
Graph 1: Average price at Customs of frozen bluefin japanese imports (HS 030345000 and 030346000), 2015–2019, in JPY/kg
During the month analysed, 121 tonnes of frozen bluefin were imported, worth almost JPY 199 million, up 66% in volume and 363% in value compared with the previous month.
Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bluefin (HS 030345000 y 030346000), 2015–2019
In the first six months of the year imports reached 1,198 tonnes and JPY 1,809 million.
Graph 3: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of frozen bluefin (HS 030345000 y 030346000), in tonnes, 2015-2019
Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com
In the January-June period Korea sent 487 tonnes of frozen bluefin to Japan, worth JPY 719 million, followed by Taiwan (286 t) and Croatia (192 t).
Graph 4: Main exporters of frozen bluefin to Japan, January-June 2019, in tonnes
Source: based on information provided by the Customs/FIS.com