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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
 
 
 

This market reports focuses on catfish in the US. It deals with harvests, prices, markets and imports of the species.

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Catfish

Price

The average CIF price of fillets –basa and panga- imported in March was USD 3,954/t, up 1% on that of February and up 32% on that of March 2017. In the first three months, the average was USD 3,879/t, up 26% on that of the same period last year

Graph 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports
of basa and panga (HS 0304620020), 2014–2018, USD/tonne

Source: FAS-USDA

Market

In March, incoming volumes of frozen fillets of basa and panga reported 6,097 tonnes, worth USD 24,106,000 CIF, up 10% in volume and value on those imported in the previous month and up 16% in volume and 53% in value to those imported in March 2017.

Graph 2: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), 2014-2018, in tonnes and thousands of
USD

Source: FAS-USDA

In the first three months of the year, they totalled 18,649 tonnes, worth USD 72,338,000, down 33% in volume and 3% in value on those of the same three months in 2017.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen fillets of basa and panga
(HS 0304620020), January March 2014–2018

Source: FAS-USDA

The only supplier of the period was Vietnam.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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