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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, August 23, 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 June was USD 3,340/t, up 10% on that of May and 4% on that of June 2015. During the first six months of the year the average was USD 2,998/t, down 11% in value 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 June, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 12,570 tonnes, worth USD 41,978,000 CIF, up 19% in volume and 31% in value on those imported in the previous month and up 34% in volume and 40% in value on those imported in June 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 64,327 tonnes and USD 192,851,000, up 18% in volume but down 5% in value on those of 2015.

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

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of this period is Vietnam.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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