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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, March 25, 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 January, the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was down 1% on that of the previous month and on that of January 2013. That of frozen ones, USD 5,222/kg, was up 1% and 16% on those of December 2013 and January 2013 respectively.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Jan/14 Dec/13

Price Jan/13

Var. % Jan/14 Jan/13

Jan/14

Dec/13

Fresh fillets

8,318

8,391

-1%

8,386

-1%

Frozen fillets

5,222

5,146

+1%

4,520

+16%

Source: USDA-FAS

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

Source: USDA-FAS

Markets

In January, imports of fresh fillets reached 2,358 tonnes and USD 19,600,000, up 21% in volume and 20% in value on those of December. They were also up 3% in volume and 2% in value on those of January 2013.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000 and HS 0304490012), 2010/2014

Source: USDA-FAS

Imports of frozen fillets reached 22,762 tonnes, worth USD 118,864,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are up 12% in volume and 13% in value on those of previous month and up 29% in volume and 49% in value on those of January 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 4,386 tonnes, worth USD 10,293,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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