SeaFood Business

MAY 2014

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Trade Tracker 16 SeaFood Business May 2014 Visit us online at www.seafoodbusiness.com Tilapia trends upward U.S. imports of popular whitefsh increase 7 percent Zepol Corp. of Minneapolis provides up-to-date U.S. trade data through several subscription tools: TradeIQ™ is a U.S. Customs import bill of lading database utilized to fnd information about competitors, suppliers, prospects, and the products that they use, market, or transport. TradeView™ provides U.S. Census data to visualize the U.S. import and export market. ComplianceMonitor™ is a comprehensive tool that proactively alerts users of essential U.S. import trade compliance information. For more information, visit www.zepol.com. U .S. tilapia de- mand has been on a steady uptick for the past decade and in 2013 it grew even higher. Tilapia imports in- creased by nearly 7 percent from 2012 to 2013, and import val- ues went from $970 million in 2012 to more than $1.03 bil- lion last year. Te most popular U.S. ports of entry for the fsh are Los Ange- les, Miami and New York. Tere's a heavy reliance on Chinese product, command- ing 67 percent of the tilapia import market, an increase of 6 per- cent in 2013. Roughly 30 percent of imports come from Indonesia, Indonesia Honduras Costa Rica Taiwan Ecuador Colombia Mexico Thailand All other 8% 6% 5% 4% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% 67% China Asia, South America dominate supply Origins of U.S. tilapia imports $37.5 $75 $112.5 $150 Nov Oct Sep Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb 2012 Aug Jan Dec 2013 Post-Lent drop-off, end-of-year build up Monthly imports by total value, in millions of dollars Honduras, Costa Rica and Taiwan, Ecuador and Columbia. Mexico became a top tilapia supplier to the United States last year. Mexico sent only about $18,000 worth of tilapia in 2012, but in 2013 that number jumped to $12.4 million. Port of Los Angeles on top Top fve ports of entry Los Angeles $238,732,255 40% Miami $207,971,154 31% New York $169,484,322 8% Tampa, Fla. $82,333,822 6% Seattle $76,545,140 4%

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