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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
 
 
 

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 price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in June was USD 3,206/t, down 3% on that of May and 11% on that of June 2014. During the first six months of the year the average was USD 3,372/t, up 3% 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), 2011- 2015, in USD/t

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In June, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 9,385 tonnes, worth USD 30,086,000 CIF, up 6% in volume and 2% in value on those imported in the previous month and up 56% in volume and 39% in value on those imported in June 2014.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga (HS 0304620020),
2011-2015, in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the period, they totalled 54,709 tonnes and USD 184,500,000, up 20% in volume and 24% in value on those of 2014.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga (HS 0304620020),
January-June 2011/2015

Source: FAS-USDA

Vietnam was the origin of 54,624 tonnes imported by the US.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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