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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, October 21, 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 for farmed catfish products, in USD/lb USA

Product

USD/lb 17/10/2014

USD/lb 19/09/2014

Farmed, south of US, nuggets, frozen

1.50

1.80

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

4.55 (Wholesale market, New York)

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

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

4.55 (Wholesale market, New York)

4.15 (Wholesale market, New York)

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

3.35 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

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

3.35 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

3.10 (Wholesale, Eastern coast)

Source: FIS.com

The average price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in August was USD 3,422/t, down 3% on that of July and up 1% on that of August 2013. During the first eight months of the year the average was USD 3,318/t, up 13% on 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 August, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 8,669 tonnes, worth USD 29,665,000 CIF, up 22% in volume and 18% in value on those imported in the previous month and down 3% in volume and 1% in value on those imported in August 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 61,331 tonnes and USD 203,523, down 11% 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-August 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

Vietnam was the origin of 61,179 tonnes imported by the US.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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