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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
 
 
 

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 October, the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was similar to that of the previous month and down 10% on that of October 2015. The price of frozen products was USD 4,010/kg, down 5% on that of September and down 14% on those of October 2015.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Oct/16 Sep/16

Price Oct/15

Var. % Oct/16 Oct/15

Oct 16

Sep 16

Fresh fillets

7,277

7,207

+1%

8,116

-10%

Frozen fillets

4,010

3,825

+5%

4,651

-14%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price of tilapia fillets at Customs,
in USD/t, 2012/2016

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In October, imports of fresh fillets reached 2,027 tonnes and USD 14,750,000, down 1% in volume and similar in value on those of September and up 4% in volume but down 7% in value on those of October 2015. In the first ten months, they totaled 21,584 tonnes and USD 159,931,000, up 1% in volume and down 11% in value on those of the same period in 2015.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000 and HS 0304490012), 2012/2016

Source: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 9,676 tonnes, worth USD 38,801,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are down 4% in volume and up 1% in value on those of previous month and down 14% in volume and 26% in value on those of October 2015. In the period they totaled 108,558 tonnes and USD 458,351,000, down 15% in volume and 23% in value on those of 2015.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2012/2016

Source: FAS-USDA

During the period, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303890040) totaled 35,617 tonnes, worth USD 68,497,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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