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Report Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
 
 
 

This report focuses on catch volumes of bluefin in Japanese waters. It also highlights prices, inventories, markets, imports and exports of species.

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 was JPY 1,988/kg in April up 6% on that of the previous month and down 1% on that of April 2017. In the first four months, the average was JPY 1,757/kg, up 7% on that of the same period in 2017.

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

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

Apr /18

Mar /18

Apr /17

Apr/18 Mar/18

Apr/18 Apr/17

Spain

2,544

2,801

2,881

-9%

-12%

Italy

-

2,801

-

-

-

Malta

-

-

2,471

-

-

Greece

2,193

2,709

2,319

-19%

-5%

Turkey

-

-

-

-

-

USA

2,625

3,168

2,893

-17%

-9%

Mexico

2,054

2,004

2,102

+2%

-2%

Australia (SBFT)

1,450

-

1,528

-

-5%

Source: Japanese Customs

Graph 1: Average price at Customs of fresh bluefin imports,
2014/2018, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

In April, imports of fresh bluefin amounted to 450 tonnes, worth JPY 846 million at Japanese Customs.

These figures are up 7% in volume and up 13% in value on those of the previous month. Compared with April 2017, they were up 21% in volume and 20% in value.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of fresh bluefin,
 2014/2018

Source: Customs

In the first four months of the year, they totalled 1,861 tonnes, worth JPY 3,270 million, up 3% in volume and 10% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 3: Imports of fresh northern bluefin,
cumulative monthly,
2014/2018, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

The main supplier of northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and/or Thunnus orientalis) was Mexico with 1,296 tonnes and JPY 2,574 million.

Graph 4: Imports of fresh southern bluefin,
cumulative monthly, 2014/2018, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

So far, Australia has exported 63 tonnes to Japan, worth JPY 106 million.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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