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Report Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
 
 
 

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 November was JPY 2,182/kg, down 6% on that of the previous month and up 11% on that of November 2016. In the first eleven months of 2017 it averaged JPY 1,810/kg, up 12% on that of 2016.

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

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

Nov /17

Oct/17

Nov /16

Nov/17 Oct/17

Nov/17 Nov/16

Spain

2,708

2,738

2,785

-1%

-3%

Italy

2,825

2,885

-

-2%

-

Malta

-

-

-

-

-

Greece

-

-

-

-

-

Turkey

2,792

-

2,763

-

+1%

USA

-

2,770

2,378

-

-

Mexico

1,942

-

1,703

-

+14%

Australia (SBFT)

2,108

1,867

1,191

+13%

+77%

Source: Japanese Customs

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

Source: Customs

Markets

In November, imports of fresh bluefin reached 428 tonnes, worth JPY 934 million at Japanese Customs.

These figures are up 2% in volume and down 4% in value on those registered in the previous month. Compared with November 2016, imports were down 9% in volume and up 1% in value.

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

Source: Customs

In the first eleven months of 2017, imports totalled 5,278 tonnes and JPY 9,555 million, down 30% in volume and 22% in value on those registered in 2016.

Graph 3: Imports of fresh northern bluefin,
cumulative monthly, 2013/2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

The main supplier of northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and/or Thunnus orientalis) was Mexico with 2,037 tonnes and JPY 4,146 million.

Graph 4: Imports of fresh sourthern bluefin,
cumulative monthly, 2013/2017, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

Australia sent 1,027 tonnes during the period, worth JPY 1,502 million. New Zealand sent 770 tonnes, worth JPY 1,121 million.

By DGA

www.fis.com


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