TRADE DATA ANALYSIS


Thai Processors Absorbed Less Raw Material In Q3

The imports of frozen tuna raw material in Thailand continued its decline in the third quarter of 2019 (Q3) and the figures showed an overall depression year-on-year. The total volume of frozen tuna...

Thailand Canners Regain Lost Exports Volume

During the first half of 2019, buyers' interest in Thai canned tuna grew four percent year-on-year, to a total volume of 247,979 M/T. However, primarily as the result of the low raw material prices...


Thailand Taking Over US Bonito Market

American buyers' demand for bonito declined in the first quarter of this year (Q1). This continues last year's trend when after a considerable peak in 2018, the inflow of shipments for this period...




US Importers Could Lose Low Cost Supplier

Trump Threatens To Pull Chinese Tuna Into Trade War

The US has listed more than 6,000 additional items from China that it intends to levy tariffs on as early as September. Some tuna products, including fresh and frozen, have also made the list –...



Price Evolution Partly Explains The Shift

US Canned Imports Buck The Trend

US imports of canned tuna have been stagnating for nearly a decade. However, monthly shipments have followed a similar pattern in each of the last four years, a spike in January followed by a sharp...




Value Of US Frozen Tuna Imports Surges

The value of US frozen tuna imports surged in the first half of 2018, driven primarily by volume growth. While imports of fresh tuna also rose in the same period, the increase in this case was driven...

Vanuatu & Nauru Strong Emerging Suppliers To Bangkok

At the Bangkok port, the Pacific nations of Vanuatu and Nauru are emerging as strong tuna raw material suppliers since many purse seiners are now carrying their flag. Yesterday, Atuna reported about...

Vietnam Boosts Loins Business In EU Market

Vietnamese processors have seen their overall tuna exports to the EU increase in value by just over 25 percent in the first quarter of the year with pre-cooked loins contributing significantly to the...

Vietnam’s US Exports Continue To Fall

Vietnamese tuna exports to the US market have continued to decline over the first half of the year, with the value of shipments dropping by 8.3 percent compared to the previous year. This fall was...

Catch Regulations Restrict EU Sources

Why The EU Market Desperately Needs More WCPO YF

With the EU market’s demand for tuna products strengthening, Henk Brus, Managing Director of Pacifical, has addressed the question of where increased future supply should come from, especially when...