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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
 
 
 

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

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Tilapia

Prices

In June, the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was down 2% on that of the previous month and 6% on that of June 2016. The price of frozen products was USD 4.21/kg, up 1% on that of April and down 5% on those of June 2016.

Table 1: Average CIF prices for fillets at Customs, in USD/t

Product

Price

Var. % Jun/17 May/17

Price Jun/16

Var. % Jun/17 Jun/16

June 17

May 17

Fresh fillets

6,956

7,083

-2%

7,363

-6%

Frozen fillets

4,017

3,968

+1%

4,210

-5%

Fuente: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price of tilapia fillets at Customs,
in USD/t, 2013/2017

Fuente: FAS-USDA

Markets

In June, imports of fresh fillets reached 2,122 tonnes and USD 14,760,000, down 7% in volume and and 8% in value on those of May and up 8% and 2% respectively on those of June 2016. In the six months, they totaled 13,534 tonnes and USD 97,150,000, up 4% in volume and down 2% in value on those of the same period in 2016.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000 and HS 0304490012), 2013/2017

Fuente: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 9,146 tonnes, worth USD 36,743,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are up 4% in volume and 5% in value on those of previous month and down 9% in volume and 13% in value on those of June 2016. During the first six months of the year, exports totalled 57,816 tonnes worth USD 231,490,000, down 15% in volume and 22% in value on those of the same period last year.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2013/2017

Fuente: FAS-USDA

During the period, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303890040) totaled 17,328 tonnes, worth USD 29,368,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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