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Report Date: Wednesday, May 17, 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)

Frozen

Prices

The average price at Japan Customs of frozen bluefin (HS 030345000 and 030346000) in March was JPY 960/t, down 30% on that of February and 38% on that of March 2016. In the three months the average was USD 995/kg, down 38% on that of the same period in 2016.

Table 1: Average prices of frozen bluefin (HS 030345000 and
030346000)  at Japan Customs, in JPY/kg

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

March 17

Feb 17

March 16

Mar/17 Feb/17

Mar/17 Mar/16

Spain

-

-

2,331

-

-

Italy

-

-

-

-

-

Malta

-

2,196

2,391

-

-

Turkey

2,296

-

1,321

-

+74%

Croatia

2,043

-

1,747

-

+17%

Mexico

1,801

-

1,535

-

+17%

Source: Customs

Graph 1: Average prices of frozen bluefin imports
(HS 030345000 and 030346000) at Japan Customs,
years 2013—2017, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

In the month analysed, imports reached 101 tonnes of frozen bluefin, worth JPY 97 million at Japanese Customs, down 11% in volume and 37% in value on those of the previous month and down 67% and 79% respectively on those of March 2016.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bluefin
(HS 030345000 and 030346000), 2013/2017

Source: Customs

During the period, imports reached 408 tonnes, worth JPY 406 million, down 32% in volume and 58% in value on those of the previous year.

Graph 3: Cumulative monthly imports of frozen bluefin
(HS 030345000 and 030346000), in tonnes, 2013-2017

Source: Japan Customs

In the period, Malta sent 80 tonnes of frozen bluefin to Japan, worth JPY 57 million.

Graph 4: Main exporters of frozen bluefin to Japan,
January-March 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

By DGA

www.fis.com


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