Japan is one of the world's largest markets for seafood products. Supply for this market comes from both domestic production and imports. Japan is a major export market for U.S. fishery products. Since 1975, NOAA Fisheries has analyzed the Japanese seafood market data with its Japanese Market News series. This data series includes data provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japan Ministry of Finance, and the Japan Fisheries Agency.
Japanese Market News provides data on:
- Japanese supply (catch, imports, inventory)
- ex-vessel prices
- wholesale prices
To access the Japanese Market News and other Fishery Market News around the Nation, visit the NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology’s Commercial Fisheries Statistics page.
This information is used by the U.S. seafood producers to identify potential export opportunities in the Japanese market. For more information, contact Sunee Sonu, Sunee.Sonu@noaa.gov or 562.980.4038.