The global tuna market is being driven by factors such as increasing demand for processed/ready to cook tuna, rising disposable incomes and increasing per capita consumption. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Tuna Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026”, the global tuna market size reached a value of US$ 39.3 Billion in 2020.
Tuna is a part of the mackerel fish family, and a very important part of the global fishing scenario. Tuna is enjoyed worldwide fresh-cooked, frozen, canned and as sushi. Almost 60% of the total tuna comes from the West and Central Pacific Ocean (WPCO). Since the all tuna catch from this region is under the custody of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs), these countries use their tuna resources as a source of developing their economies. A reason for this is that many of these countries only have their tuna population to call a resource for economic development. It is a widely bought item by end customers, restaurants and canning industries as well.
Rising demand for canned tuna represents a major reason currently driving the global tuna market. The busy schedules of people today are inviting a rapidly increasing need for ready to eat food, canned tuna being a popular choice. Europe currently dominates the global list of regions importing canned tuna. Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt have come up as some of the largest importers of tuna in the world. This has to do with the fact that import duty fees for canned tuna are very less in the Middle East. Another reason or the popularity and demand of canned tuna is its shelf life. Many countries are developing rapidly and their natives are switching to easy to cook, long-lasting and internationally loved food items. These preferences of the people are a reason for the increasing worldwide consumption of canned tuna. With increasing health consciousness, many people are shifting from canned tuna to fresh and frozen tuna. The biggest importers of frozen and fresh tuna include China, North America and Western Europe. Even though they cost considerably higher than canned tuna, people are willing to pay, facilitating higher economic value for the worldwide tuna trade. The tuna market can only expect steadily growing value if people keep up with their food preferences. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global tuna market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.
Breakup by Type:
Based on type, the market has been segmented as canned, fresh and frozen tuna. Currently, canned tuna dominates the market, holding the largest share.
Breakup by Region:
On the basis of end-markets of tuna, Japan represents the largest consumer, followed by the USA, Republic of Korea and others.
Breakup by Species:
Based on the species, Skipjack tuna dominates the total tuna market. Skipjack tuna is followed by Yellowfin, Bigeye, Albacore and Bluefin.
The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Thai Union, Tri Marine, Starkist, etc.
This report provides a deep insight into the global tuna market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a tuna processing plant. The study analyses the processing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the tuna industry in any manner.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
The global tuna market size was valued at US$ 39.3 Billion in 2020.
According to the estimates by IMARC Group, the global tuna market is expected to exhibit a moderate growth during 2021-2026.
The growing consumer inclination from high-calorie, carb-based food items towards protein-rich alternatives represents one of the key drivers for the global tuna market.
The increasing popularity of canned, frozen, and chilled tuna based on hectic consumer lifestyles represents one of the key trends in the global tuna market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations resulting in temporary halt in the export and import activities of salmon and salmon-based products.
On the basis of the type, the market has been bifurcated into canned, frozen and fresh variants. Currently, canned tuna holds the majority of the total market share.
On the basis of the species, the market has been segmented into skipjack, yellowfin, albacore, bigeye and bluefin. At present, skipjack tuna exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Region-wise, the market has been classified into Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan P.C., the Republic of Korea, Spain, and others, where Japan dominates the global market.
The key companies in the global tuna market are Thai Union, Tri Marine, Starkist, etc.
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