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Report Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
 
 
 

 

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

ASIA

Japan

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

Fresh

Prices

The average CIF price of fresh bluefin imported by Japan in December was JPY 2,144/kg, down 8% on that of November and up 2% in value on that of December 2017. In the year, the average was JPY 1,883/kg, up 2% on that of the same period last year.

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

Origin

Average price at Customs (JPY/kg)

% Variation

Dec/18

Nov/18

Dec/17

Dec/18 Nov/18

Dec/18 Dec/17

Spain

2,927

2,821

2,745

+4%

+7%

Italy

-

4,256

2,988

-

-

Malta

-

-

-

-

-

Greece

-

-

2,627

-

-

Turkey

2,835

-

2,780

-

+2%

USA

4,501

3,383

4,065

+33%

+11%

Mexico

2,043

2,190

1,965

-7%

+4%

Australia (SBFT)

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Japanese Customs

Graph 1: Average price at Customs of fresh bluefin Japanese imports
2014–2018, in JPY/kg

Source: Customs

Markets

During the month analized, about 597 tonnes of fresh bluefin were imported, worth JPY 1,280 million at Japan Customs.

These figures are up 38% in volume and 27% in value on those registered in the previous month. Compared with December 2017, imports increased 2% in volume and 4% in value.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of fresh bluefin,
 2014/2018

Source: Customs

During the period, imports reached 6,941 tonnes worth JPY 13,068 million, up 18% in volume and 21% in value on those of the same period in 2017.

Graph 3: Cumulative monthly Japanese imports
of fresh northern bluefin, 2014/2018, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

The main supplier of northern bluefin (Thunnus thynnus and/or Thunnus orientalis) was Mexico during the period, with 3,934 tonnes and JPY 8,021 million.

Graph 4: Imports of fresh southern bluefin,
2014/2018, in tonnes

Source: Japanese Customs

By: DGA

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