TRADE DATA ANALYSIS

Half Yr. Shipments Show Solid Growth

Bullish Bets On Thai Canners’ US Trade

After boosting shipments to the US for the first time in years in 2017, there is firm expectation that Thai canners will continue to do the same, and the latest statistics are already showing growth...


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...

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...

More Than 40 Percent Drop

Stronger Baht Hurts Thailand’s EU Exports

Thai canned tuna exports to the EU have suffered in the first quarter of 2018 with shipments down considerably compared to the previous year. Major processor in the nation, Thai Union, has put the...


Spanish Canners Maintain Firm Export Growth

During the first five months of this year Spanish processors have sustained growth in their exports of canned and semi-preserved seafood products. Their main shelf-stable fish product, canned tuna,...

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...


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...


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....

Will Trump’s Trade War With China Also Hit Tuna?

Both the US and China have been involved in an ongoing trade dispute with the two countries imposing increased import tariffs on a range of products. The latest threat from the US includes higher...

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...

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...

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 –...



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...

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...