The average price of tilapia fillets is maintained

(05/14/19)

 without major changes

 

In March, the average price of imported fresh tilapia fillets at Customs was down 1% on that of the previous month and 5% on that of March 2018. The average price of frozen products, with USD 4,216/kg was 5% higher than in February and 3% in March 2018.

Table 1: Average CIF price at USD Customs of frozen fillets imports

Product

Price

Var. %   Mar/19 Feb/19

Price Mar/18

Var. %   Mar/19 Mar/18

Mar/19

Feb/19

Fresh fillets

7,330

7,395

-1%

7,751

-5%

Frozen fillets

4,020

4,216

+5%

4,084

+3%

Source: FAS-USDA/FIS.com

Graph 1: Average CIF price in customs for tilapia fillets, in USD/t, 2014-2018

 Graph 1: Average CIF price in customs for tilapia fillets, in USD/t, 2014-2018

Source: FAS-USDA/FIS.com

In March, imports of fresh tlapia fillets reached 2,095 tonnes and USD 15,357,000, 25% higher volume and 24% value than the previous month and 3% higher volume and 3% lower value than in March 2018 In the first three months, they totalled 5,597 tonnes and USD 41,411,000, down 5% in volume and 10% in value on those of 2018..........................................

 


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