Global Consumption of Tuna & Sashimi Tuna
Amount of tunas consumed worldwide (Conversion based on whole fish)
Japan is the world’s largest consumer of tuna
Japan consumes a quarter of the global tuna catch, mostly for sashimi use.
Trends of Sashimi Tuna Supply to Japanese Market
From 1985 through 1995, there was a dramatic increase of import. Import clearly exceeded the amount of tunas domestically supplied. Recently, import has been declining.
|Number of countries exporting tuna to Japan|
More than a 50% sashimi tuna consumed in Japan has been imported
from foreign countries such as Chinese Taipei, Korea and China.
Supply of Sashimi Tuna (frozen / fresh)To Japan
Weight is based gilled and gutted product.