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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, September 09, 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 July the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was similar to that of the previous month and up 3% on that of July 2013. The price of frozen products was USD 5,557/kg, down 2% on that of June and up 11% on those of July 2013.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Jul/14 Jun/14

Price Jul/13

Var. % Jul/14 Jul/13

Jul/14

Jun/14

Fresh fillets

8,742

8,730

0%

8,451

+3%

Frozen fillets

5,557

5,663

-2%

5,012

+11%

Source: USDA-FAS

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

Source: USDA-FAS

Markets

In July, imports of fresh fillets reached 2,076 tonnes and USD 18,148,000, up 3% in volume and value on those of June and down 2% and 2% respectively on those of July 2013. In the seven months, they totaled 15,623 tonnes and USD 133,994,000, down 4% in volume and 1% 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 14,349 tonnes, worth USD 79,744,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are up 7% in volume and 5% in value on those of previous month and up 3% in volume and 15% in value on those of July 2013. During the period, they reported 87,563 tonnes, worth USD 479,342,000, up 12% in volume and up 26% 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 20,733 tonnes, worth USD 50,391,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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