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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2016
 
 
 

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 February was USD 2,866/t, similar to that of January and down 16% on that of February 2015. During the first two months of the year the average was USD 2,860/t, down 17% 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), 2012- 2016, in USD/t

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In February, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 12,397 tonnes, worth USD 35,524,000 CIF, up 14% in volume and 15% in value on those imported in the previous month and up 43% in volume and 20% in value on those imported in February 2015.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga (HS 0304620020),
2012-2016, in tonnes and thousands of USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the period, they totalled 23,256 tonnes and USD 66,507,000, up 24% in volume and 3% in value on those of 2015.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January-February 2012/2016

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of these two months was Vietnam.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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