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Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna fall in the first two months of 2019

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 20:00 (GMT + 9)

The average price of Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) was JPY 779 in February, down 2% on that of the previous month and 11% on that of February 2018.

During the first two months, the average was JPY 1,788/kg, down 18% on that of the same period last year.

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye at Japanese Customs,
2015–2019, in JPY/kg

Source: based on information provided by the Customs/FIS.com

Table 1: Average FOB price of frozen bigeye at Japanese Customs,
in JPY por kg

Origin

USD per kg

Variation %

Feb/19

Jan/19

Feb/18

Feb/19 Feb/18

Feb/19 Feb/18

Korean Republic

810

828

1,031

-2%

-21%

China

785

832

853

-6%

-8%

Taiwan

786

799

867

-2%

-9%

Seychelles

791

793

813

0%

-3%

Vanuatu

690

862

893

-20%

-23%

Source: Japanese Customs

Markets

During the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 3,717 tonnes, worth JPY 2,897 million, down 2% in volume and 4% in value on those registered in the previous month and down 24% in volume and 32% in value on those of February 20187.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye, 2015–2019

Source: based on information provided by the Customs/FIS.com

During the period, imports totalled 7,527 tonnes and JPY 5,929 million, down 5% in volume and 13% in value on those of the same period last year.

The 57% of imports were from Taiwan (4,345 tonnes) while those from China amounted to 17% (1,261 tonnes).

Graph 3: Main exporters of frozen bigeye
to Japan, January-February
2019, in tonnes 

Source: based on information provided by the Customs/FIS.com

 

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