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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on catfish in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Catfish

Price

The average CIF price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in May was USD 3,029/t, up 3% on that of April and down 9% on that of May 2015. During the first five months of the year the average was USD 2,915/t, down 14% on that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports of
basa and panga (HS 0304620020), 2012- 2016, in USD/t

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In May, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 10,558 tonnes, worth USD 31,982,000 CIF, up 17% in volume and 20% in value on those imported in the previous month and up 1% and 9% respectively on those imported in May 2015.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2012-2016, in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the period, they totalled 51,757 tonnes and USD 150,873,000, up 14% in volume but down 2% in value on those of 2015.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-May 2012/2016

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of this period is Vietnam.

By DGA

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