TRADE DATA ANALYSIS

Demand For Japanese Frozen Tuna Drops In 2019

The international demand for Japanese frozen tuna considerably decreased during 2019. According to Japan Customs, both the exported volume and the average value paid for the product experienced a...



Dutch Ports Handled Record Tuna Volume In H1

The hike in canned tuna demand during the COVID-19 crisis was evident in the inflow of imported products to the Netherlands, which took a massive jump during the first half of 2020 (H1). The majority...


Ecuador Loses Big Share In US Pouches Biz

Deliveries of tuna pouches to the US fell considerably in the first half of 2020 (H1), compared to the year before, with a leading supplier losing more than a third of its business in this market. A...


Ecuadorian Exporters Face New Container Charge

An extra container charge at the Port of Guayaquil has caused representatives from a number of industries including Ecuador’s tuna sector to voice their disapproval. Tuna exporters are being made to...


Significant Drop In 2018’s 1st Quarter

EU Canned Market Showing Signs Of Stagnation

EU imports of canned tuna fell 10 percent in the first quarter of this year, corresponding with reports from major processing locations that demand from the bloc has not been strong. The figures...

EU Q3 Canned Imports Soften, Strong Rise In Prices

During Q3 of 2018, overall EU import volume of canned tuna fell by 2 percent, with importers paying 10 percent higher CFR prices across markets. Major buyers in France (78,788 M/T) and Italy (79,805...

EU's Self-Sufficiency On Tuna Is Minimal

Tuna imports into the EU dropped one percent in 2018, according to Finfish Study 2019. The report was written by the EU Fish Processors and Traders Association (AIPCE) and the European Federation of...

Europeans Pay Less For Tuna Than Salmon

Tuna is the favorite fish of the Europeans and they have a huge appetite for it, especially in canned form. It is not only the taste and health benefits of this food that has played a role in this...

Just Before FAD Ban

Explosive Rise In BKK Skipjack Deliveries

There has been substantial growth in the volume of whole round skipjack tuna reaching Bangkok in the first half of this year. The strong imports are recorded just before the FAD ban started in the...


Final Steps To Launch EU/Vietnam Free Tuna Trade

The final steps are being put into action in order to implement the free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the EU, which will include shelf-stable tuna products and pre-cooked loins. It has...

French Lead EU Importers During H1 2019

Europe’s imports of canned tuna during the first half of 2019 amounted to 317,852 M/T, a slight recovery year-on-year. Out of all the EU members, France cemented its position as the main importer...

Peak In Q1 Imports

German Stock Build-Up To Ensure Contract Fulfilment

A notably strong increase in German canned tuna imports was seen in the first quarter of this year as buyers created a “safety buffer” to cut out any risk of defaulting on contracts with retailers....

Germany’s Remarkable Canned Tuna Surge In Q3

The German market, with a few local tuna processors of value added products, relies heavily on foreign suppliers to meet internal demand. This market has been showing a surge in of canned tuna...