This report focuses on harvests, imports and prices of bluefin tuna in Japan.
Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus y Thunnus orientalis)
Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)
The average price of frozen bluefin tuna (HS 030345010, HS 030345020 and 030346000) at customs in Japan in January amounted to JPY 1,504/kg, a figure that is 65 per cent superior to that in December and 523 per cent higher than that in January 2018.
Graph 1: Average price at customs of Japanese imports of
frozen bluefin tuna (HS 030345000 and 030346000),
2015–2019, in JPY/kg
In the informed month, a total 121 tonnes of frozen bluefin tuna were imported for a value in Japanese customs for a value amounting to JPY 182 millones, a volume that is 267 per cent higher and 507 per cent higher than in January 2018.
Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bluefin tuna
(HS 030345000 and 030346000), 2015–2019
Graph 3: Monthly accumulated imports of frozen
bluefin tuna (HS 030345000 and 030346000),
in tonnes, 2015-2019
Source: Customs from Japan
In January 2019 Taiwan sent 50 tonnes of frozen bluefin tuna to Japan, for a value of JPY 114 million.
Graph 4: Main exports of frozen
bluefin tuna to Japan, January 2019, in tonnes
Source: created based on data from Customs of Japan