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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
 
 
 

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 July the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was up 2% on that of the previous month and on that of July 2016. The price of frozen products was USD 4.01/kg, similar to that of June and down 4% on those of July 2016.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Jul/17 Jun/17

Price Jul/16

Var. % Jul/17 Jul/16

July 17

June 17

Fresh fillets

7,086

6,956

+2%

6,964

+2%

Frozen fillets

4,007

4,017

0%

4,177

-4%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price at Customs for tilapia fillets,
in USD/t, 2013/2017

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In July, imports of fresh fillets reached 1,976 tonnes and USD 14,001,000, down 7% in volume and 5% in value on those of June and down 14% and 12% respectively on those of July 2016. In the seven months, they totaled 15,510 tonnes and USD 111,151,000, up 1% in volume and down 3% in value on those of the same period in 2016.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000 and HS 0304490012), 2013/2017

Source: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 8,880 tonnes, worth USD 35,579,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are down 3% in volume and value on those of previous month and down 3% in volume and 7% in value on those of July 2016. During the first seven months of the year, exports totalled 66,696 tonnes worth USD 267,069,000, down 13% in volume and 20% in value on those of the same period last year.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2013/2017

Source: FAS-USDA

During the period, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303890040) totaled 20,880 tonnes, worth USD 38,195,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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