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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
 
 
 

 

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 September the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was up 4% on that of the previous month and 2% on that of September 2013. The price of frozen products was USD 4,946/kg, down 7% on that of August and up 2% on those of September 2013.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Sep/14 Aug/14

Price Sep/13

Var. % Sep/14 Sep/13

Sep/14

Aug/14

Fresh fillets

8,802

8,429

+4%

8,600

+2%

Frozen fillets

4,946

5,323

-7%

4,855

+2%

Source: USDA-FAS

Graph 1: Average CIF price at Customs of tilapia fillets,
in USD/t, 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

Markets

In September, imports of fresh fillets reached 1,957 tonnes and USD 17,226,000, down 11% in volume and 7% in value on those of August and down 5% and 7% respectively on those of September 2013. In the nine months, they totaled 19,777 tonnes and USD 169,739,000, down 6% in volume and 4% in value on those of the same period in 2013.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets (HS 0304310000 and
HS 030490012), 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

Imports of frozen fillets reached 14,162 tonnes, worth USD 70,045,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are up 19% in volume and 11% in value on those of previous month and up 7% in volume and 9% in value on those of September 2013. During the period, they reported 113,579 tonnes, worth USD 612,487,000, up 5% in volume and up 16% in value on those of the same period in 2013.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

 

During the period, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303230000, former 0303790040) totaled 28,720 tonnes, worth USD 69,858,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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