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Global Tuna Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Forecast: By Species: Skipjack, Yellowfin, Albacore, Bigeye, Bluefin, Others; By Product Type: Canned, Frozen, Fresh; Regional Analysis; Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Indicators for Demand, Key Indicators for Price; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Tuna Market Size

The global tuna market reached a value of nearly USD 63.91 billion in 2023. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of about 4.9% in the forecast period of 2024 and 2032 to reach a value of about USD 98.29 billion by 2032.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Migratory tuna species contribute significantly to marine fisheries, representing 20% of the value of all marine capture fisheries and 8% of the global seafood trade.
  • Tuna catches were lower in major fishing grounds during H1 2023, with weakened catches in the Central and Western Pacific.
  • The Croatian Ministry of Agriculture's 2019 report indicates an average investment cost of €3.3 million for offshore tuna farming in Croatia.

 

Tuna is a saltwater fish found primarily in the subtropical and temperate waters of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is an important source of essential nutrients, including iron, niacin, potassium proteins, magnesium, fatty acids, omega-3, and vitamins A, B6, and B12. It provides strength, lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system and muscles, prevents carcinogenicity, and reduces weight.

 

The global tuna market growth is being driven by the increasing demand for canned tuna. The hectic schedules of working individuals are boosting the consumption of ready-to-eat food, with canned tuna being a common option. The leading consumer of canned tuna is Europe.

 

Being some of the biggest importers of the product in the world, Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt have witnessed significant growth. This is because the tariffs on imports of canned tuna in the Middle East are much lower. The shelf life of canned tuna is a further explanation for their popularity and demand.

 

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Key Trends and Developments

Growing demand for sustainable tuna; the rising focus on traceability; increasing health consciousness; and a preference for innovative, convenient products are positively impacting the tuna market growth

 

Date Event
Feb 29th 2024 FCF Co. hosted the International Symposium on Fishery Sustainability
Feb 29th 2024 Linde introduced cryogenic freezing innovations for the seafood industry, showcasing advancements at Seafood Processing North America
Feb 24th 2024 The EU Council ratified a regulation incorporating fisheries management, conservation, and control measures into the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
Jul 12th 2023 Indonesia, a top tuna producer, is shifting focus to aquaculture, despite a decline in overall production from 2017's peak of 16.1 million MT to 14.6 million MT in 2021

 

 

Factor Description
Sustainability Certification There is an increasing demand for MSC-certified tuna as consumers seek assurance that their seafood purchases support environmentally sustainable fishing practices.
Health Consciousness Rising awareness about the health benefits of tuna drives its consumption among health-conscious individuals.
Traceability and Transparency Consumers demand greater transparency, leading to more companies adopting traceability technologies to prove the sustainability and ethical sourcing of their tuna products.
Innovative Product Offerings Market players are diversifying tuna products with ready-to-eat, flavoured, and convenience-focused options to cater to busy lifestyles and changing consumer preferences.

 

Global Tuna Market Trends

The market has witnessed significant transformations in recent years, driven by a growing consciousness about environmental sustainability and health. One of the pivotal developments aiding the market is the certification of tuna by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC certification is recognised globally as a hallmark of sustainable fishing practices. It ensures that tuna is harvested in a manner that does not lead to overfishing or harm the marine ecosystem.

 

The rising health consciousness among consumers is another key factor propelling the tuna market expansion. Tuna is a highly nutritious food, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The assurance that it is sourced sustainably further enhances its appeal among health-conscious consumers.

 

Tuna Industry Segmentation

“Global Tuna Market Report and Forecast 2024-2032” offers a detailed analysis of the market based on the following segments:

 

Market Breakup Categories
Species Skipjack, Yellowfin, Albacore, Bigeye, Bluefin, Others
Product Type Canned, Frozen, Fresh
Tuna Producing Regions Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, United States, China, Taiwan P.C., Republic of Korea, Spain, Others
Tuna Consuming Regions Japan, United States, China, Taiwan P.C., Republic of Korea, European Union, Others

 

Skipjack to cover a major portion of the global tuna market share in the coming years

Skipjack, also referred to as ‘light chunk’, is expected to account for a majority of the tuna market share in the forecast period. It is the most popular in terms of global consumption, largely due to its widespread use in canned tuna. It is small compared to other tunas and has a distinctively strong flavour and dark meat. Skipjack is the primary species used in canned tuna, particularly in light tuna products. It reproduces quickly, which makes it more resilient to fishing pressures.

 

However, bluefin is expected to be highly sought after for culinary applications due to its size, taste, and texture. Bluefin is especially prized for sushi and sashimi, commanding high prices in markets, particularly in Japan.

 

The availability and versatility of canned type tuna products have propelled the overall tuna market expansion

Canned tuna, taking into account its global availability, convenience, and versatility, is the most widely consumed tuna. It comes in several varieties, including light tuna (primarily Skipjack), white tuna (Albacore), and occasionally Yellowfin. Canned tuna is available in water, oil, or various sauces, and it is a staple in households due to its extensive use in dishes such as sandwiches, salads, and casseroles.

 

Meanwhile, fresh tuna is highly prized for its taste and texture, especially in culinary traditions where the quality of seafood is paramount, such as Japanese cuisine. Fresh tuna, particularly species like Yellowfin, Bigeye, and Bluefin, is sought after for sushi and sashimi. However, its availability is subject to seasonal and regional variations.

 

Frozen tuna is also expected to gain substantial demand in retail and food service sectors om the coming years as it provides an efficient method to maintain the fish's integrity and extend its shelf life. The form of tuna is available in multiple forms, including steaks, fillets, and sashimi-grade blocks.

 

Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players in the tuna market are increasingly investing in sustainability and following sustainable practices

 

Company Established Specialisation Environmental Commitment
American Tuna 2004 high-quality, sustainable, and traceable canned albacore tuna environmentally friendly fishing methods, avoid by-catch of other species, MSC-certified
Thai Union Group PCL 1977 global seafood leader, frozen and canned seafood to pet food sustainability and innovation, responsible sourcing, reducing environmental footprint
Wild Planet 2019 sustainably sourced seafood, tuna, sardines, and salmon environmentally friendly approach to fishing, do not harm the marine ecosystem or deplete fish stocks
Frinsa del Noroeste S.A 1961 Europe's leading canned seafood manufacturers, tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel sustainability, responsible fishing practices

 

Other key players in the global tuna market are Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, and Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp, among others.

 

Companies in the tuna market are investing in technologies and practices that reduce their environmental impact, such as more selective fishing gear to minimise by-catch and initiatives to improve fish stock management. In addition, to meet consumer demand for transparency, many companies are implementing traceability systems that allow consumers to track the journey of their tuna from catch to consumption.

 

Global Tuna Market Analysis by Region

Japan is one of the major consumers of bluefin tuna owing to the country’s strong cultural and culinary tradition centred around seafood. The demand for tuna is extensively high due to its use in sushi and sashimi. Japan's influence extends beyond its consumption, as it is also involved in the global tuna trade, importing substantial quantities from other nations to meet its demand.

 

On the other hand, Indonesia is one of the world's largest tuna fishing nations, playing a critical role in the global supply of tuna. Its vast archipelago provides an ideal environment for a variety of tuna species, including Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Species
  • Product Type
  • Production by Region
  • Consumption by Region
Breakup by Species
  • Skipjack
  • Yellowfin
  • Albacore
  • Bigeye
  • Bluefin
  • Others
Breakup by Product Type
  • Canned
  • Frozen
  • Fresh
Breakup by Tuna Producing Regions
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan P.C.
  • Republic of Korea
  • Spain
Breakup by Tuna Consuming Regions
  • Japan
  • United States
  • China
  • Taiwan P.C.
  • Republic of Korea
  • European Union
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • American Tuna
  • Thai Union Group PCL. 
  • Wild Planet
  • Frinsa del Noroeste S.A.
  • Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
  • Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp.
  • Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Tuna Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Tuna Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Tuna Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Tuna Market by Species
        8.4.1    Skipjack
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    Yellowfin
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.3    Albacore
            8.4.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.4    Bigeye
            8.4.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.5    Bluefin
            8.4.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.6    Others
    8.5    Global Tuna Market by Product Type
        8.5.1    Canned
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    Frozen
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.3    Fresh
            8.5.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.6    Global Tuna Production by Region
        8.6.1    Japan
        8.6.2    Indonesia
        8.6.3    Philippines
        8.6.4    Taiwan P.C.
        8.6.5    Republic of Korea
        8.6.6    Spain
        8.6.7    Others
    8.7    Global Tuna Consumption by Region
        8.7.1    Japan
        8.7.2    United States
        8.7.3    China
        8.7.4    Taiwan P.C.
        8.7.5    Republic of Korea
        8.7.6    European Union
        8.7.7    Others
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    Regional Production Analysis
        9.1.1    Japan
            9.1.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.1.2    Indonesia
            9.1.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.1.3    Philippines
            9.1.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.1.4    Taiwan P.C.
            9.1.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.1.5    Republic of Korea
            9.1.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.1.6    Spain
            9.1.6.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.1.6.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Regional Consumption Analysis
        9.2.1    Japan
            9.2.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.2.2    United States
            9.2.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.2.3    China
            9.2.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.2.4    Taiwan P.C.
            9.2.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.2.5    Republic of Korea
            9.2.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        9.2.6    European Union
            9.2.6.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            9.2.6.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyers Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Price Analysis

    12.1    Skipjack Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    12.2    Yellowfin Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    12.3    Albacore Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    12.4    Bigeye Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
    12.5    Bluefin Historical Price Trends (2018-2023) and Forecast (2024-2032)
13    Tuna Processing
    13.1     Manufacturing Process
    13.2     Operations Involved
    13.3     Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
14    Project Details, Requirements and Cost Analysis
    14.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    14.2    Construction
    14.3    Plant Machinery
    14.4    Raw Material Requirement and Expenditure
    14.5    Manpower Requirement and Expenditure
    14.6    Other Capital Investment
15    Loans and Financial Assistance
16    Project Economics

    16.1    Capital Cost of Project
    16.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    16.3    Tuna Processing Cost Breakup
    16.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    16.5    Income Projections
    16.6    Expenditure Projections
    16.7    Financial Analysis
    16.8    Profit Analysis
17    Competitive Landscape
    17.1    Market Structures
    17.2    Company Profiles
        17.2.1    American Tuna
            17.2.1.1    Company Overview
            17.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.1.4    Certifications
        17.2.2    Thai Union Group PCL. 
            17.2.2.1    Company Overview
            17.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.2.4    Certifications
        17.2.3    Wild Planet
            17.2.3.1    Company Overview
            17.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.3.4    Certifications
        17.2.4    Frinsa del Noroeste S.A.
            17.2.4.1    Company Overview
            17.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.4.4    Certifications
        17.2.5    Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
            17.2.5.1    Company Overview
            17.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.5.4    Certifications
        17.2.6    Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp
            17.2.6.1    Company Overview
            17.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.6.4    Certifications
        17.2.7    Others
18    Key Trends and Developments in the Market


List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Tuna Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Global Tuna Historical Market: Breakup by Species (USD Billion), 2018-2023
3.    Global Tuna Market Forecast: Breakup by Species (USD Billion), 2024-2032
4.    Global Tuna Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Billion), 2018-2023
5.    Global Tuna Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Billion), 2024-2032
6.    Global Tuna Historical Production: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2018-2023
7.    Global Tuna Production Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2024-2032
8.    Global Tuna Historical Consumption: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2018-2023
9.    Global Tuna Consumption Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2024-2032
10.    Skipjack Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2032
11.    Yellowfin Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2032
12.    Albacore Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2032
13.    Bigeye Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2032
14.    Bluefin Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2018-2032
15.    Global Tuna Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market reached a value of USD 63.91 billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 4.9% in the forecast period of 2024-2032.

The market is estimated to reach a value of about USD 98.29 billion by 2032.    

The rising demand for canned tuna among the working population, rapid urbanisation, and the growing awareness regarding the health benefits of tuna are driving the market growth.

The key trends guiding the market include the globalisation of cuisines, the growing popularity of frozen and canned tuna owing to their shelf stability, and the rising availability of different types of tuna in emerging markets.

Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan P.C., the Republic of Korea, and Spain, among others, are the major tuna producing regions.

Japan, the United States, China, Taiwan P.C., the Republic of Korea, and the European Union are the major tuna consuming regions considered in the market report.

Skipjack, yellowfin, albacore, bigeye, and bluefin, among others, are the major species of tuna considered in the market report.

The significant product types of tuna are canned, frozen, and fresh.

The key market players include American Tuna, Thai Union Group PCL, Wild Planet, Frinsa del Noroeste S.A., Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, and Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp, among others.

Analyst Review

The global tuna market attained a value of USD 63.91 billion in 2023, driven by the hectic schedules of the consumers. Aided by the increasing awareness of health, the industry is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.9%. The industry is projected to reach USD 98.29 billion by 2032.

 

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the industry, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its species, the market can be segmented into skipjack, yellowfin, albacore, bigeye, and bluefin, among others. On the basis of type, the canned variety accounts for the largest share in the global industry. The major regional markets for the product are Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States, China, Taiwan P.C., the Republic of Korea, Spain, and the European Union. The key players in the above industry include American Tuna, Thai Union Group PCL., Wild Planet, Frinsa del Noroeste S.A., Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, and Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp, among others.

 

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition. 

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