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Report Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
 
 
 

This report focuses on harvests, imports and prices of bluefin tuna in Japan.

ASIA

Japan

Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus and Thunnus orientalis)
Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Fresh

Prices

The average CIF price of fresh bluefin imported by Japan in September was JPY 2,172/kg, up 21% on that of the previous month and 18% on that of September 2016. During the first nine months, the average was JPY 1,725/kg, up 11% on that of the same period last year.

Table 1: Average price at Japan Customs, in JPY/kg CIF

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

Sep 17

Aug 17

Sep 16

Sep/17 Aug/17

Sep/17 Aug/16

Spain

2,798

2,765

3,128

+1%

-11%

Italy

-

-

-

-

-

Malta

-

-

-

-

-

Greece

-

-

3,291

-

-

Turkey

-

-

-

-

-

United States

2,445

2,390

2,453

+2%

0%

Mexico

2,031

2,152

1,633

-6%

+24%

Australia (SBFT)

1,341

1,484

1,386

-10%

-3%

Source: Japanese Customs

Graph 1: Average price at Customs of fresh bluefin Japanese imports,
2013/2017, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

During September, about 424 tonnes of fresh bluefin were imported, worth JPY 921 million at Japan Customs.

These figures are down 32% in volume and 17% in value on those registered during the previous month. Compared with September 2016, imports dropped 33% in volume and 21% in value.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of fresh bluefin, 2013/2017

Source: Customs

During the first nine months of the year, imports reached 4,431 tonnes worth JPY 7,645 million, down 32% in volume and 24% in value on those of the same period in 2016.

Graph 3: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of fresh northern bluefin,
2013 – 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

The main supplier of Northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and/or Thunnus orientalis) was Mexico with 1,495 tonnes and JPY 3,116 million during the period.

Graph 4: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports of
fresh southern bluefin, 2013 – 2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

Australia sent 1,020 tonnes, worth JPY 1,488 million, during the period, and so did New Zeland with 770 tonnes and JPY 1,509 million.

By DGA

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