TRADE DATA ANALYSIS


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...

Cheap Japanese Albacore Floods Bangkok In 2020

Low-cost Japanese albacore flooded the Bangkok market in the first six months of 2020, which boosted the overall import volume of this species and hitting a peak for the past five years. Thai...


Record US Sales For Thai Canners In H1 2020

So far, 2020 has been a very strong year for Thai canners. The figures for the second quarter (Q2) showed a sturdy increase in their canned tuna export volume, reaching the highest level in at least...

Italians Create Highest Added Value On Their Tuna

Italian canned tuna has consistently been one of the highest valued in the EU market, always staying well above all other origins including the two leading EU suppliers, Ecuador and Spain. The vast...




Brexit Leaves A Hole In EU Q1 Canned Imports

Canned tuna imports by EU members during the first quarter of 2020 (Q1) somewhat declined in both volume and value. And although the majority of destinations demanded slightly less product, the...


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...


China Aggressively Surging In EU Loins Market

Tuna processors in the EU increased their purchase of frozen pre-cooked loins from global exporters in 2019 compared to the previous year. The volume climbed by six percent to reach 157,947 M/T while...