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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
 
 
 

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

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Catfish

Price

The average price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in February was USD 3,173/t, up 4% on that of January and 11% on that of February 2016. During the first two months of the year the average was USD 3,087/t, down 8% in value on that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports
of basa and panga (HS 0304620020), 2013- 2017, in USD/t

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In February, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 6,909 tonnes, worth USD 21,921,000 CIF, down 43% in volume and 41% in value on those imported in the previous month and down 44% in volume and 38% in value on those imported in February 2016.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2013-2017, in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: FAS-USDA

During the two months, they reached 19,063 tonnes and USD 58,846,000, down 18% and 12% in volume and value on those of 2015.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-February 2013/2017

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of this period is Vietnam.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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