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Report Date: Wednesday, June 14, 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 April was JPY 2,015/kg, up 69% on that of the previous month and up 16% on that of April 2016. During the four months, the average was JPY 1,642/kg, up 13% 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

April 17

March 17

April 16

Apr/17 Mar/17

Apr/17 Apr/16

Spain

2,881

3,095

3,005

-7%

-4%

Italy

-

-

-

-

-

Malta

2,471

-

-

-

-

Greece

2,319

2,379

2,241

-3%

+3%

Turkey

-

-

-

-

-

United States

2,893

2,978

-

-3%

-

Mexico

2,102

2,184

1,795

-4%

+17%

Australia (SBFT)

1,528

1,394

1,402

+10%

+9%

Source: Japanese Customs

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

Source: Customs

Markets

During April, about 396 tonnes of fresh bluefin were imported, worth JPY 798 million at Japan Customs.

These figures are down 51% in volume and 17% in value on those registered during the previous month. Compared with April 2016, imports fell 39% in volume and 29% in value.

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

Source: Customs

During the first four months of the year, imports reached 1,808 tonnes worth JPY 2,969 million, down 39% 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) in the quarter was Mexico with 855 tonnes and JPY 1,791 million..

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

Source: Japanese Customs

By DGA

www.fis.com


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