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Frozen bigeye tuna imports slightly drop in value and in volume

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JAPAN: The average price of Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna in January amounted to JPY 796, a value that is 3 per cent inferior to that from last month and 4 per cent inferior to that from January 2018.

 

Graph 1: Average price of frozen bigeye tuna at Customs from Japan, 2015–2019, in JPY/kg 

 

Source: prepared based on data from Japan Customs (FIS.com)

Table 1: Average FOB price at Customs from Japan of frozen bigeye tuna, in JPY per kg

Source: prepared based on data from Japan Customs (FIS.com)

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In the informed month a total of 3,810 tonnes of frozen bigeye tuna were imported for a value amounting to JPY 3,032 million, 22 per cent lower in volume and 24 per cent in value than those recorded in the previous month and 25 per cent higher in volume and 19 per cent higher in value compared to those recorded in January 2018.

Graph 2: Japanese imports of frozen bigeye tuna, 2015–2019

   

Source: prepared based on data from Japan Customs (FIS.com)

61 per cent of imports came from Taiwan (2,344 tonnes) while Seychelles participated with 11 per cent (544 tonnes).

Graph 3: Main frozen bigeye tuna exporters to Japan, January 2019, in tonnes

           

Source: prepared based on data from Japan Customs (FIS.com)

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