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Tuna

 
Report Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
 
 

 

This report focuses on catches of tuna, shark and swordfish in Japanese and the European Union waters. It also highlights prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of species detailed in the following index.

INDEX

 
1. ASIA
1.1 Japan - Bigeye
 
2. EUROPE
2.1 European Union – Tuna, bonito, blue shark, tope shark and swordfish
 

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of Japanese frozen bigeye imports in February reported JPY 717/kg, down 6% on that of the previous month and up 26% on that of February 2013. During the first two months of the year it averaged JPY 740/kg, up 29% on that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average price for frozen bigeye at Japanese Customs,
2010 -2014, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Table 1: Average FOB price for frozen bigeye
at Japan Customs, in JPY/kg

Origin

USD/kg

Variation (%)

Feb 14

Jan 14

Feb 13

Feb/14 Jan/14

Feb 14/13

Korean Republic

859

1196

975

-28%

-12%

China

730

771

837

-5%

-13%

Taiwan

699

757

761

-8%

-8%

Philippines

737

762

821

-3%

-10%

Indonesia

746

776

789

-4%

-5%

The Seychelles

703

710

753

-1%

-7%

Vanuatu

730

766

786

-5%

-7%

Source: Japan Customs

Markets

During the month imports of frozen bigeye reached 5,951 tonnes and JPY 4,264 million, down 8% in volume and 14% in value on those of the previous month, and down 30% and 12% respectively on those of February 2013.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna, 2010-2014

Source: Customs

During the first two months of the year, imports totalled 12,448 tonnes and JPY 9,212 million, down 16% in volume but up 9% in value on those of the same period last year.      

The 43% came from Taiwan (5,290 tonnes) while the Chinese Republic contributed 33% (4,104 tonnes).

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye to Japan,
January-February 2014, in tonnes

Source: Customs

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2. EUROPE

2.1 European Union

Landed volumes

Spain

On Mercabarna, during week 15, the most important increases were those in fresh tuna by 12 tonnes and fresh shortfin mako by 5 tonnes. Drops were more moderate and reported in fresh tope shark, fresh shortfin mako and fresh swordfish.

On Mercamadrid, the volumen of incoming volumes declined in frozen shortfin mako and fresh blue shark. Those of the rest of tunid and squaliform species have increased. The most significant increases were those in frozen swordfish by 14 tonnes and fresh albacore with 16 tonnes.

Table 2: Incoming volumes into Mercamadrid,
weeks 15 and 14

Presentation

Product

Volume (kg)

% of variation

Week 15

Week 14

Frozen

Skin-on bonito

20,096

17,030

18

Frozen

Skinless bonito

5,024

4,258

18

Frozen

Shortfin mako

375

537

-30

Frozen

Swordfish

88,943

74,590

19

Frozen

Blue shark

4,655

4,040

15

Fresh

Skin-on bonito

3,562

401

788

Fresh

Skinless bonito

14,249

1,604

788

Fresh

Shortfin mako

600

200

200

Fresh

Swordfish

11,960

16,165

-26

Fresh

Blue shark

1,100

 

-

Source: Mercamadrid

Italy

At Italian ports, during week 15, there was a slight decline in volumes of swordfish, Atlantic albacore and bullet tuna. That of picked dogfish increased. The most significant volumes were landed at the port of Aci Trezza.

Table 3: Volumes landed at Italian ports,
weeks 15 and 14, in kg

Species

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Atlantic albacore

321

335

-4

Bullet tuna

695

720

-3

Spiny dogfish

53

31

70

Swordfish

290

359

-19

 Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Prices

The price of skipjack remained at USD 1,200/t on Bangkok, USD 1,400/t on Manta, USD 775/t on the Indian Ocean and EUR 1,000/t on the Atlantic Ocean.

The prices of yellowfin remained at EUR 2,400/t on Manta, USD 1,800/t on the Indian Ocean and EUR 2,000 on Abidjan.

Spain

In Spain, prices of skipjack remained stable at EUR 900/t CFR Spain. That of yellowfin remained at EUR 2.500/t CFR Spain, after the rise reported last week.

Those of frozen swordfish have increased.

Table 4: Prices of tuna destined for canning,
week 16, in EUR/kg CFR

Species

Size

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

< 10 kg/pc

2.50

> 10 kg/pc

2.80

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

< 1.8 kg/pc

0.80

1.8 – 3.4 kg/pc

0.90

> 3.4 kg/pc

1.00

Source: FIS.com

Table 5: Prices of precooked frozen tuna loins,
week 16, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Yellowfin (Thunnus albacares)

Double

6.00

Simple

5.50

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

Double

5.00

Simple

4.20

Source: FIS.com

Table 6: Prices of frozen swordfish loins,
week 16, in EUR/kg FOB

Species

Cleansing

Price

Swordfish loins

Skinless and boneless

7.50

Skin-on and boneless

6.50

Slices

5.50

H&G

25/50 kg

5.00

50/70 kg

5.10

70/100 kg

5.20

+ 100 kg

5.30

Source: FIS.com

On Mercamadrid, prices of tunid and squaliform species remained stable, except for that of headless fresh albacore that rose by EUR 1.35/kg.

On Mercabarna, the average prices of weeks 15 and 14 were as follows:

Table 7: Prices on Mercabarna, weeks 15 and 14 of 2014,
in EUR/kg

Species

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Fresh tuna

13.88

14.07

-1.4

Frozen whole tope shark

4.12

4.17

-1.2

Fresh tope shark

6.51

6.52

-0.2

Frozen shortfin mako

4.61

4.60

0.2

Fresh shortfin mako

10.73

10.41

3.1

Frozen swordfish

8.95

9.02

-0.8

Fresh swordfish

12.39

12.25

1.1

Source: Mercabarna

Italy

On the Italian first sales markets, prices increased in the case of bullet tuna and declined in albacore, picked dogfish and swordfish.

Table 8: Average prices at Italian ports, weeks 15 and 14, in EUR/kg

Product

Week 15

Week 14

% of variation

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Lowest price

Highest price

Atlantic albacore

5.31

7.71

5.99

8.86

-11

-13

Bullet tuna

3.67

7.50

3.00

6.00

22

25

Spiny dogfish

6.95

7.41

8.01

8.86

-13

-16

Swordfish

10.83

18.83

13.35

17.35

-19

9

Source: ISMEA (Istituto di Servizi per il mercato agricolo e alimentare)

Markets

European Union

Imports increased by 1,110 tonnes in January 2014, compared with the same month in 2013. Spain was leader in imports and registered a rise of 1,332 tonnes. Exports also increased by 2,200 tonnes. Spain was also leader in exports.

Table 9: Imports of frozen H&G and whole skipjack by the EU,
January 2013/2014

EU countries

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

 

2

 

1.85

Belgium

 

0

 

14.10

Spain

4,080

2,747

1.24

1.64

Netherlands

 

0

 

10.10

Portugal

650

871

1.40

2.09

Czech Republic

0

 

10.35

 

 Source: Eurostat

Table 10: Exports of frozen H&G and whole skipjack by the EU,
January 2013/2014

EU countries

Volume (mt)

Average price (EUR/kg)

2014

2013

2014

2013

Germany

1

 

2.53

 

Spain

12,023

7,938

1.06

1.72

France

581

2,452

1.19

1.54

Netherlands

 

1

 

2.89

Portugal

2

14

1.43

1.41

 Source: Eurostat

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By DGA and Juan Murias

www.fis.com


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