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Tilapia & Catfish

 
Report Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
 
 
 

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

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Tilapia

Prices

In April the average price of imported fresh fillets at Customs was up 1% on that of the previous month and 6% on that of April 2017. The price of frozen products was USD 4,428/kg, up 8% on that of March and down 9% on that of April 2017.

Table 1: Average CIF prices for fillets at Customs, in USD/t

Product

Price

Var. % Apr/18  Mar/18

Precio Apr/17

Var. % Apr/18 Apr/17

Apr /18

Mar /18

Fresh fillets

7,840

7,751

+1%

7,364

+6%

Frozen fillets

4,428

4,084

+8%

4,047

+9%

Source: FAS-USDA

Graph 1: Average CIF price of tilapia fillets at Customs,
in USD/t, 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Markets

In April, imports of fresh fillets reached 1,797 tonnes and USD 14,089,000, down 12% in volume and 11% in value on those of the previous month and down 20% and 14% respectively on those of April 2017. In the four months, they totalled 7,695 tonnes and USD 59,955,000, down 16% in volume and down 10% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 2: US imports of fresh tilapia fillets
(HS 0304310000 and HS 0304490012), 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

Imports of frozen fillets reached 3,955 tonnes, worth USD 17,511,000 CIF at Customs. These figures are down 51% in volume and 47% in value on those of previous month and up 48% in volume and 43% in value on those of April 2017. During the four months, exports totalled 38,694 tonnes worth USD 142,616,000, down 10% in volume and 11% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 3: US imports of frozen tilapia fillets
(HS 0304610000), 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA

During the four months, imports of other products (whole, H&G and gutted, HS 0303890040 and HS 0303230000) totalled 12,597 tonnes, worth USD 24,208,000 CIF at Customs

By DGA

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