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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, October 07, 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 August the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was down 4% on that of the previous month and 2% on that of August 2013. The price of frozen products was USD 5,323/kg, down 4% on that of May and up 7% on those of August 2013.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Aug/14 Jul/14

Price Aug/13

Var. % Aug/14 Aug/13

Aug/14

Jul/14

Fresh fillets

8,429

8,742

-4%

8,588

-2%

Frozen fillets

5,323

5,557

-4%

4,971

+7%

Source: USDA-FAS

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

Source: USDA-FAS

Markets

In August, imports of fresh fillets reached 2,197 tonnes and USD 18,519,000, up 6% in volume and 2% in alue on those of July and down 5% and 7% respectively on those of August 2013. In the eight months, they totaled 17,820 tonnes and USD 152,513,000, down 4% in volume and 2% 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 11,854 tonnes, worth USD 63,100,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are down 17% in volume and 21% in value on those of previous month and down 28% in volume and 23% in value on those of August 2013. During the period, they reported 99,417 tonnes, worth USD 542,442,000, up 5% in volume and up 17% 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 24,364 tonnes, worth USD 55,417,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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