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Report Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
 
 
 

 

This report addresses aspects such as prices, inventories, markets and Japaneses imports of the species that are detailed in the index.

 

1. ASIA

1.1 Japan

Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Prices

The average price of Japanese imports of frozen bigeye was JPY 763 in June, 3% lower than last month and June 2018.

During the first six months, the average was JPY 781/kg, down 6% on that of the same period last year.

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

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

Table 1: Average FOB price at Japan Customs, frozen bigeye tuna, in JPY/kg

Origin

USD/kg

Variation %

Jun/19

May/19

Jun /18

Jun/19 May/19

Jun/19 Jun/18

R. of Korea

1,189

975

920

+22%

+29%

China

751

741

759

+1%

-1%

Taiwan

769

795

798

-3%

-4%

Seychelles

756

784

827

-4%

-9%

Vanuatu

787

837

842

-6%

-7%

Source: Japanese Customs

The price of fresh bigeye in markets in Japan, as of August 9th, had a minimum of JPY 1,200/kg for the imported from Australia and a maximum of 3,000 for that of Japan.

Table 2: Prices for fresh bigeye tuna, Tokyo Metropolitan Central Fish Market Market , USD/kg, as of July 19th, 2019

Origin

Size

Pieces on offer

Pieces not sold

Prices JPY/Kg

Min

Max

Average

Australia

Q

5

0

1,200

2,000

1,420

Japan

-

16

8

2,500

3,300

2,762

Source: FIS.com (Market Prices)

Markets

During the month analysed, imports of frozen bigeye reached 5,579 tonnes, worth JPY 4,257 million, up 42% in volume and 38% value on those registered in the previous month and up 11% in volume and 7% in value on those of June 2018.

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

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

During the period, imports totalled 26,658 tonnes and JPY 20,817 million, down 8% in volume and 14% in value on those of the same period last year.

The 54% of imports were from Taiwan (14,423 tonnes) while those from China amounted to 22% (5,999 tonnes).

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

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

By DGA

www.fis.com


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