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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 
 
 

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 down 1% inferior on that of the previous month and up 11% on that of July 2017. The price of frozen products was USD 3,949/kg, down 2% on that of June and 1% on that of July 2017.

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

Product

Price

Var. % Jul/18 Jun/18

Price Jul/17

Var. % Jul/18 Jul/17

Jul/18

Jun/18

Fresh fillets

7,899

7,969

-1%

7,086

+11%

Frozen fillets

3,949

4,021

-2%

4,007

-1%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price of tilapia fillets at Customs,
in USD/t, 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In July, imports of fresh fillets reached 1,747 tonnes and USD 13,799,000, up 4% in volume and 3% in value on those of the previous month and down 12% in volume and 1% in value on those of July 2017. In the first seven months of the year, they totalled 12,978 tonnes and USD 101,675,000, down 16% in volume and 9% in value on those of 2017.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets (HS 0304310000 and
HS 0304490012), 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 9,558 tonnes, worth USD 37,749,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are up 2% in volume and similar in value to those of the previous month and they are up 8% in volume and 6% in value on those of July 2017.  During the period, exports totalled 60,997 tonnes worth USD 244,300,000, down 9% in volume and value on those of 2017.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets (HS 0304610000),
2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

During the seven months, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303230000) totalled 22,486 tonnes, worth USD 43,835,000 CIF at Customs.

By DGA

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