Pangasius fillet imports: Prices and markets
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 20:50 (GMT + 9)
The average CIF price of pangasius fillets imported in June was USD 3,641 per tonne, 7% lower than in July and 23% lower than in August 2018. In the first eight months, the average price was USD 4,486/t, up 5% on that of the same period last year.
Graph 1: Average CIF customs price of US imports of frozen pangasius fillets (HS 0304620020), 2015–2019, USD/t
In August, 3,153 tonnes of frozen pangasius fillets were imported for a CIF value of USD 11,479,000, a drop of 26% in volume and 31% in value compared to the previous month, and down 69% in volume and 76% in value compared to the imports recorded in August 2018.
Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of pangasius (HS 0304620020), 2015–2019, tonnes and thousands USD
In the period, pangasius imports totalled 37,545 tonnes and USD 168,422,000, 33% lower in volume and 29% lower in value compared to the previous year. Vietnam was the supplier of 36,925 tonnes while China was the source of 619 tonnes.
Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of pangasius (HS 0304620020),January-August 2015–2019