Catfish: Grower and processor sales and prices
Product and year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Annual
Catfish sold to processors (1,000 pounds) 1/
2007
46,079
44,083
45,477
37,954
38,867
37,275
39,168
42,626
39,519
45,890
40,307
39,001
496,246
2008
45,992
47,634
47,908
45,018
44,326
43,265
42,583
40,985
39,057
43,344
36,869
32,616
509,597
2009
36,406
37,702
44,912
40,768
39,925
39,370
40,966
39,490
36,408
40,191
36,211
33,751
466,100
2010
40,042
40,977
46,650
37,111
38,244
38,656
39,302
39,231
39,494
40,455
36,683
34,838
471,683
2011
35,076
27,782
30,372
23,605
24,749
24,337
26,595
30,680
30,271
32,264
25,814
22,598
334,143
2012
25,843
26,950
28,098
22,463
25,009
23,938
25,056
24,886
24,535
    
Average price paid by processors for farm-raised catfish (cents per pound) 1/
2007
83.7
83.8
83.8
84.1
84.0
81.7
76.2
73.1
69.7
68.2
66.6
65.0
76.7
2008
65.8
68.8
74.3
75.7
77.6
79.4
81.8
82.7
82.7
82.5
82.3
82.1
78.0
2009
81.0
77.0
77.3
76.3
76.2
76.3
77.1
76.9
77.2
76.8
76.5
76.3
77.1
2010
76.4
76.5
78.5
80.4
79.6
78.6
78.8
79.0
81.6
83.2
84.1
86.1
80.2
2011
93.1
100.3
107.5
114.1
116.9
123.1
125.2
127.7
127.5
126.2
125.7
125.1
117.7
2012
124.8
122.9
120.1
116.7
103.8
93.4
84.3
79.8
79.3
    
Catfish sold by processors (1,000 pounds) 2/
2007
22,842
22,943
23,445
19,176
22,058
19,451
20,378
21,778
20,431
22,486
18,889
18,574
252,451
2008
24,658
24,997
23,987
21,199
21,205
21,553
21,166
20,720
18,067
21,121
16,617
15,917
251,207
2009
19,262
20,658
22,660
20,147
18,818
19,017
19,451
18,502
18,893
19,480
15,743
16,554
229,185
2010
19,465
22,617
22,438
18,511
19,142
19,063
18,006
20,386
20,280
18,894
15,941
16,851
231,594
2011
18,204
15,564
17,984
13,979
12,591
12,408
12,779
14,233
13,410
12,893
11,843
11,321
167,209
2012
13,427
14,447
14,717
11,998
13,379
12,463
13,276
14,442
13,422
    
Average price received by processors for all catfish (cents per pound) 2/
2007
255.4
249.6
253.8
257.0
251.2
252.0
249.8
237.1
235.1
231.1
227.6
226.3
243.8
2008
221.0
228.0
236.2
239.4
242.8
248.2
250.0
254.1
259.7
250.4
257.1
255.4
245.2
2009
258.9
254.4
255.3
259.9
254.7
250.8
249.9
254.5
251.6
244.1
250.8
246.2
252.6
2010
245.6
248.1
242.1
247.8
247.7
250.8
253.6
251.3
250.7
253.5
256.1
259.7
250.6
2011
284.7
303.0
321.3
336.6
350.5
346.5
365.9
365.3
372.0
360.9
351.1
352.0
342.5
2012
343.1
349.7
346.1
340.9
322.2
310.4
287.9
279.1
278.6
    
1/ Live weight.
2/ Includes fresh and frozen whole fish, fillets, and other products.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Catfish Processing.
Date run: 11/19/2012 11:34:22 AM