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Surimi

 
Report Date: Monday, November 05, 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 September 2018 was JPY 331/kg, up 4% on that of the previous month and up 12% on that of September 2017. The average price at Customs of itoyori surimi during the analysed month was JPY 339/kg, down 3% on that of the previous month and up 1% on that of September 2017.

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

Type

Origin

Sep/18

Aug/18

Sep/17

Var. % Sep/18 Aug/18

Var. % Sep/18 Sep/17

Alaska pollock

USA

331

318

296

+4%

+12%

Itoyorí

Thailand

365

366

385

0%

-5%

Itoyorí

Indonesia

-325

-

319

-

-202%

Itoyorí

Myanmar

-

-

218

-

-

Itoyorí

India

354

344

268

+3%

+32%

Others

USA

295

297

263

-1%

+12%

Source: Customs

Markets

During this month, Japanese Customs showed that surimi imports totalled 17,781 tonnes, worth JPY 5,866 million.

These figures are up 47% in volume and 52% in value on those of the previous month and down 18% in volume and 10% in value on those of September 2017.

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

Source: Japanese Customs

In the seven months of the year, imports totalled 100,307 tonnes and JPY 32,820 million, down 10% in volume and up 5% 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 80,536 tonnes and JPY 26,551 million, down 15% in volume and up 1% in value on those of the same period in 2017. Imports of itoyori surimi reached 14,770 tonnes and JPY 4.932 million, up 6% in volume and 9% in value on those of the previous year.

Imports of other surimis (Pacific cod) were up 118%, 5,001 tonnes.

Almost all Alaskan pollock (Theragra chalcograma) surimi came from the US and itoyori surimi from India (5.530 tonnes) and Thailand (5,022 tonnes).

By DGA

www.fis.com


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