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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
 
 

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 April was USD 4,158/t, up 5% on that of March and up 32% on that of April 2017. In the first four months, the average was USD 3,947/t, up 28% 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), 2014–2018, USD/tonne

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In April, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 6,026 tonnes, worth USD 25,055,000 CIF, down 1% in volume and up 4% in value on those imported in the previous month and down 22% in volume and up 3% in value to those imported in April 2017.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2014-2018, in tonnes and thousands of
USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the first three months of the year, they totalled 24,678 tonnes, worth USD 97,393,000, down 23% in volume and 2% in value on those of the same four months in 2017.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-April 2014–2018

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of the period was Vietnam.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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