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Surimi

 
Report Date: Monday, July 02, 2018
 

 

This report analyses different aspects of prices, markets and exports of surimi and derived products in Japan.

ASIA

Japan

Surimi

Prices

The average CIF price at Customs of Japanese imports of Alaskan Pollock surimi (Theragra chalcograma) in May 2018 was JPY 340/kg, up 4% on that of the previous month and up 23% on that of May 2017. The average price at Customs of itoyori surimi during the analysed month was JPY 317/kg, down 3% on that of the previous month and similar to that of May 2017.

Table 1: Average prices of surimi at Japan Customs,
in JPY/kg CIF

Type

Origin

May/18

Apr /18

May /17

Var. % May/18 Apr/18

Var. % May/18 May/17

Alaska pollock

USA

340

328

276

+4%

+23%

Itoyorí

Thailand

364

358

361

+2%

+1%

Itoyorí

Indonesia

313

318

307

-2%

+2%

Itoyorí

Myanmar

261

221

227

+18%

+15%

Itoyorí

India

342

340

309

+1%

+11%

Others

USA

325

239

291

+36%

+12%

Source: Customs

Markets

During this month, Japanese Customs showed that surimi imports totalled 17,353 tonnes, worth JPY 5,854 million.
These figures are up 14% in volume and 17% in value on those of the previous month and down 17% in volume and similar in value to those of May 2017.

Graph 1: Evolution of Japanese surimi imports,
2014/2018,
in tonnes

 

Source: Japanese Customs

In the five months of the year, imports totalled 54,248 tonnes and JPY 17,721 million, down 10% in volume and up 9% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of surimi,
cumulative monthly, in tonnes, 2014-2018

Source: Japanese Customs

In the period, imports of Alaskan pollock (Theragra chalcograma) surimi totalled 42,717 tonnes and JPY 14,066 million, down 16% in volume and 4% in value on those of the same period in 2017. Imports of itoyori surimi reached 9,868 tonnes and JPY 3,286 million, up 24% in volume and 28% in value on those of the previous year.

Imports of other surimis (Pacific cod) were up 87%, 1,663 tonnes.

Alaskan pollock (Theragra chalcograma) surimi came all from the US and itoyori surimi from India (4,466 tonnes) and Thailand (2,785 tonnes).

By DGA

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