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Report Date: Wednesday, August 09, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on harvests, imports and prices of bluefin tuna in Japan.

ASIA

Japan

Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus and Thunnus orientalis)
Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Fresh

Prices

The average CIF price of fresh bluefin imported by Japan in May was JPY 1,556/kg, down 13% on that of the previous month and up 4% on that of May 2016. During the first five months, the average was JPY 1,648/kg, up 11% on that of the same period last year.

Table 1: Average price at Japan Customs, in JPY/kg CIF

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

June 17

May 17

June 16

Jun/17 May/17

Jun/17 Jun/16

Spain

2,661

3,097

2,664

-14%

0%

Italy

2,761

2,928

-

-6%

-

Malta

-

2,083

2,249

-

-

Greece

-

1,938

-

-

-

Turkey

-

-

-

-

-

United States

-

-

-

-

-

Mexico

2,410

2,268

1,778

+6%

+36%

Australia (SBFT)

1,393

1,517

1,290

-8%

+8%

Source: Japanese Customs

Graph 1: Average price at Customs of fresh bluefin
Japanese imports, 2013/2017, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

During June, about 495 tonnes of fresh bluefin were imported, worth JPY 770 million at Japanese Customs.

These figures are up 31% in volume and 14% in value on those registered during the previous month. Compared with June 2016, imports fell 30% in volume and 27% in value.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of fresh bluefin, 2013/2017

Source: Customs

During the first six months of the year, imports reached 2,681 tonnes worth JPY 4,417 million, down 38% in volume and 31% in value on those of the same period in 2016.

Graph 3: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of
fresh northern bluefin, 2013 – 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

The main supplier of Northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and/or Thunnus orientalis) was Mexico with 1,034 tonnes and JPY 2,177 million during the period.

Graph 4: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of
fresh southern bluefin, 2013 – 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

Australia sent 486 tonnes during the period, worth JPY 710 million.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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