This market reports focuses on catfish in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.
The average CIF price of fillets of basa and tra imported in December was USD 2,967/t, up 4% on that of November and 13% on that of December 2015. In the year, the average was USD 2,965/t, down 5% in value on that of 2015.
Graph 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports
of basa and panga (HS 0304620020), 2012- 2016, in USD/t
In December, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 9,467 tonnes, worth USD 28,088,000 CIF, down 23% in volume and 20% in value on those imported in the previous month and down 3% in volume but up 9% in value on those imported in December 2015.
Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2012-2016, in tonnes and thousands of USD
In the year, they totalled 131,202 tonnes and USD 389,058,000, up 21% in volume and 14% in value on those of 2015.
Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-December 2012/2016
The only supplier of this period is Vietnam.