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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on tilapia in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Tilapia

Prices

In May the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was similar to that of the previous month and up 11% on that of May 2017. The price of frozen products was USD 4,120/kg, down 7% on that of April and up 4% on that of May 2017.

Table 1: Average CIF prices for fillets at Customs,
in USD/t

Product

Price

Var. % May/18  Apr/18

Price May/17

Var. % May/18 May/17

may/18

abr/18

Fresh fillets

7,830

7,840

0%

7,083

+11%

Frozen fillets

4,120

4,428

-7%

3,968

+4%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price of tilapia fillets at Customs,
in USD/t, 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In May, imports of fresh fillets reached 1,849 tonnes and USD 14,478,000, up 3% in volume and value on those of the previous month and down 19% in volume and 10% in value on those of May 2017. In the five months, they totalled 9,544 tonnes and USD 74,433,000, down 16% in volume and 10% in value on those of 2017.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets (HS 0304310000 and
HS 0304490012), 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 6,336 tonnes and CIF USD 26,104,000. These figures are up 60% in volume and 49% in value on those of the previous month and down 28% in volume and 25% in value on those of May 2017. During the period, exports totalled 42,030 tonnes and USD 168,720,000, down 14% in volume and 13% in value on those of the previous year.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000),  2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

During the period, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303230000) totalled 15,231 tonnes, worth USD 29,552,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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