Average annual price of tuna 2011-2018

The average price of tuna fish has remained steady over the past few years. Tuna had an average price of around 3.8 U.S. dollars per pound in the United States in 2018. Additionally, tuna fish was among the top five processed seafood products in the United States, based on market value share as of 2017.

U.S. tuna imports

The United States is one of the leading importers of tuna worldwide, with a sizeable share of the country’s tuna imports coming from Thailand. Since 2010, the total volume of tuna imported to the U.S. has decreased. Albacore is the leading species of tuna imported to the United States, followed by Yellowfin and Skipjack.

Global tuna market

While ready to eat and canned food demand is on the rise, the global canned tuna market is expected to grow steadily over the next years. By 2025, the market is forecast to reach a value of over 14 billion U.S. dollars, increasing from about 10.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.

Average annual price of tuna in the U.S. from 2011 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Average ex-vessel price.

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