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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, July 28, 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 CIF price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in May was USD 3,319/t, down 3% on that of April and 6% on that of May 2014. During the first five months of the year the average was USD 3,407/t, up 6% 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 May, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 8,867 tonnes, worth USD 29,427,000 CIF, down 5% in volume and 8% in value on those imported in the previous month and dopwn 70% in volume and 60% in value on those imported in May 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 45,324 tonnes and USD 154,414,000, up 15% in volume and 22% in value on those of 2014.

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

Source: FAS-USDA

Vietnam was the origin of 45,256 tonnes imported by the US.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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