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In general, the price of tuna has fallen compared to 2018

Official data tuna imports: Movements and prices

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019, 10:30 (GMT + 9)

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Total imports of fresh and frozen tuna reached 15,817 tonnes in August, worth JPY 10,565 million at Japanese Customs. These figures are 16% lower in volume and maintaining similar value in relation to July while compared to August of the previous year they grow 2% in volume and fall 20% in value.

Imports of fresh tuna in the month were 990 t with a value in Japanese customs of JPY 1,499 million, figure 23% lower in volume and 18% in value compared to the previous month and 26% less in volume and 29% less in value against August 2018.

 Table 1: Japanese imports of fresh tuna, 2019/2018

Species

Tonnes

Var. %

Million JPY

Var. %

Jan-Aug 2019

Jan-Aug 2018

Jan-Aug 2019

Jan-Aug 2018

White tuna

13

18

-28%

9

12

-25%

Yellowfin

2,100

2,395

-12%

2,044

2,563

-20%

Skipjack

0

0

-

0

0

-

Bigeye

1,669

2,123

-21%

1,963

2,535

-23%

Bluefin

2,913

3,049

-4%

5,833

5,894

-1%

Southern Bluefin

1,466

1,737

-16%

2,058

2,316

-11%

Total

8,161

9,322

-12%

11,907

13,320

-11%

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

Graph 1: Japanese imports of fresh tuna, 2015/2019

Graph 1: Japanese imports of fresh tuna, 2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

As regards frozen tuna, imports during the month reported 14,827 tonnes, with a value of JPY 9,066 million.

These figures are 16% lower in volume and 3% higher in value compared to the previous month, while compared to August 2018, they rise 2% in volume and fall 20% in value.

<Table 2: Japanese imports of frozen tuna, 2019/2018

Species

Tonnes

Var. %

Million JPY

Var. %

Jan-Aug 2019

Jan-Aug 2018

Jan-Aug 2019

Jan-Aug 2018

White tuna

5,251

7,175

-27%

2,202

2,666

-17%

Yellowfin

32,063

33,337

-4%

15,468

17,061

-9%

Skipjack

21,192

16,825

+26%

3,254

2,717

+20%

Bigeye

35,665

36,382

-2%

27,348

29,975

-9%

Bluefin

673

426

+58%

1,168

799

+46%

Southern Bluefin

4,085

4,516

-10%

5,595

6,306

-11%

Total

98,929

98,661

0%

55,035

59,524

-8%

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen tuna, 2015/2019

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen tuna, 2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

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