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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
 
 
 

 

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

Table 1: Prices of farmed catfish products,
in USD/lb USA

Product

USD/lb 22/08/2014

USD/lb 25/07/2014

Farmed, south of US, nuggets, frozen

1.80

1.80

Farmed, south of US, fillets, skinless, boneless, trimmed, 3/141.75 g, fresh

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

Farmed, south of US, fillets, skinless, boneless, trimmed, 5/7 oz, fresh

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

Farmed, south of US, whole, H&G, 3/5, fresh

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

Farmed, south of US, whole, H&G, 5/7 oz, fresh

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

Source: FIS.com

The average price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in June was USD 3,592/t, up 2% on that of May and 8% on that of June 2013. During the first six months of the year the average was USD 3,264/t, similar to that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average CIF price at US Customs of imports
of frozen basa and panga fillets (HS 0304296033,
former 0304206033), 2010- 2014, in USD/t

Source: USDA-FAS

Market

In June, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 6,022 tonnes, worth USD 21,666,000 CIF, up 16% in volume and 18% in value on those imported in the previous month and down 47% in volume and 43% in value on those imported in June 2013.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304296033, former HS 0304206033), 2010-2014,
in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: USDA-FAS

In the period they totaled 45,571 tonnes and USD 148,737, down 7% in volume and value on those of the same period last year.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020, former HS 0304296033), January-June 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

Vietnam was the origin of 45,432 tonnes imported by the US.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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