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Total imports of fresh and frozen tuna continue with volume and values ​​similar to those of January

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Total imports of fresh and frozen tuna reached 11,802 tonnes in February, worth JPY 7,190 million at Japanese Customs. These figures are similar in volume and in value on those of January; whereas compared to February of the previous year they fall 5% in volume and 10% in value.

Imports of fresh tuna registered 901 tonnes, worth JPY 1,262 million at Japanese Customs, up 109% in volume and 58% in value on those of the previous month and down 13% in volume and 3% in value on those of February 2018.

Table 1: Japanese imports of fresh tuna,
2019/2018

Species

Tonnes

Var. %

Million JPY

Var. %

Jan-Feb 2019

Jan-Feb 2018

Jan-Feb 2019

Jan-Feb 2018

White tuna

0

0

-

0

0

-

Yellowfin

452

515

-12%

434

516

-16%

Skipjack

0

0

-

0

0

-

Bigeye

424

528

-20%

493

584

-16%

Bluefin

919

901

+2%

1,629

1,452

+12%

Southern Bluefin

20

29

-31%

34

37

-8%

Total

1,815

1,973

-8%

2,590

2,589

0%

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

Graph 1: Japanese imports of fresh tuna,
2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com

As regards frozen tuna, imports during the month reported 10,901 tonnes, with a value of JPY 5,929 million.

These figures are similar in volume and up 2% in value on those of the previous month; compared with those of February 2018, they are down 4% in volume and 11% in value.

Table 2: Japanese imports of frozen tuna,  2019/2018

Species

Tonnes

Var. %

Million JPY

Var. %

Jan-Feb 2019

Jan-Feb 2018

Jan-Feb 2019

Jan-Feb 2018

White tuna

1,238

299

+314%

481

92

+423%

Yellowfin

7,217

6,131

+18%

3,644

3,053

+19%

Skipjack

5,262

4,587

+15%

860

779

+10%

Bigeye

7,527

7,934

-5%

5,929

6,803

-13%

Bluefin

180

14

+1,186%

421

3

+13,933%

Southern Bluefin

353

10

+3,430%

434

9

+4,722%

Total

21,777

18,975

15%

11,769

10,739

10%

Fuente: Aduanas de Japón/FIS.com

Graph 1: Japanese imports of frozen tuna,
 2015/2019

Source: Japanese Customs/FIS.com


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