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/
1986
19,761
19,083
18,664
16,354
16,013
15,951
17,036
18,663
18,859
20,453
17,107
15,812
213,756
1987
20,988
22,163
27,583
26,781
21,623
19,581
21,638
24,403
26,577
27,920
20,684
20,555
280,496
1988
26,018
27,786
28,179
20,805
20,351
22,839
23,687
26,941
24,611
26,221
25,037
22,634
295,109
1989
26,948
28,559
29,458
27,310
28,892
27,598
27,827
28,371
30,366
31,670
29,096
25,805
341,900
1990
33,066
31,884
33,120
30,980
31,542
28,967
29,540
31,108
27,566
29,211
27,913
25,538
360,435
1991
32,206
33,036
35,951
31,205
31,322
31,588
32,720
32,912
33,244
35,400
31,114
30,172
390,870
1992
36,200
39,228
45,048
41,177
39,111
36,813
36,128
37,958
37,857
39,212
35,073
33,562
457,367
1993
40,327
40,277
43,521
39,920
37,030
35,496
37,086
37,706
37,072
39,472
36,557
34,549
459,013
1994
36,714
35,035
40,446
34,494
34,163
34,595
35,901
39,813
38,716
39,072
36,054
34,266
439,269
1995
38,807
38,515
42,200
36,588
37,030
36,047
35,800
38,827
37,634
39,456
34,119
31,863
446,886
1996
38,475
38,004
46,376
38,557
39,517
36,752
39,025
40,463
38,807
42,070
37,203
36,874
472,123
1997
42,409
45,067
48,431
45,721
43,409
42,282
43,376
44,154
43,472
46,275
40,137
40,216
524,949
1998
46,723
47,606
53,761
49,393
45,218
46,244
46,383
47,739
46,579
47,904
43,224
43,581
564,355
1999
48,723
48,891
56,310
46,830
47,703
48,445
50,074
50,372
50,414
52,407
48,118
48,341
596,628
2000
50,552
50,942
56,856
48,781
48,424
48,011
49,023
53,204
49,422
51,412
45,535
41,441
593,603
2001
46,999
50,257
57,766
52,478
51,736
47,883
47,829
51,690
49,699
52,264
44,670
43,837
597,108
2002
52,551
52,856
58,340
50,694
52,902
49,450
52,363
54,383
53,366
56,576
50,072
47,048
630,601
2003
55,523
55,461
65,007
57,105
58,424
52,441
54,089
54,153
51,885
57,652
51,246
48,518
661,504
2004
53,849
54,173
60,272
53,896
52,324
50,155
51,055
53,295
51,329
52,396
49,536
48,170
630,450
2005
53,856
51,720
57,117
50,306
51,552
49,626
47,241
50,686
47,151
49,034
46,674
45,707
600,670
2006
50,703
49,145
56,315
43,126
42,865
41,214
45,528
51,736
47,296
50,788
45,680
41,735
566,131
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/
1986
70.0
70.0
72.0
74.0
72.0
68.0
66.0
63.0
63.0
62.0
61.0
61.0
66.8
1987
60.0
57.0
59.0
65.0
69.0
64.0
61.0
60.0
60.0
61.0
62.0
64.0
61.8
1988
68.0
72.0
75.0
75.0
75.0
78.0
80.0
80.0
79.0
79.0
78.0
78.0
76.4
1989
78.0
78.0
77.0
76.0
76.0
75.0
71.0
68.0
65.0
64.0
64.0
68.0
71.7
1990
72.0
74.0
78.0
78.0
78.0
78.0
76.0
76.0
76.0
76.0
75.0
72.0
75.8
1991
69.0
69.0
69.0
69.0
66.0
65.0
63.0
60.0
59.0
58.0
57.0
53.0
63.1
1992
53.0
56.0
60.0
63.0
63.0
61.0
59.0
58.0
59.0
61.0
62.0
63.0
59.8
1993
63.0
67.0
70.0
71.0
72.0
72.0
72.0
73.0
73.0
73.0
73.0
73.0
71.0
1994
74.0
77.0
79.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
80.0
77.0
77.0
77.0
78.4
1995
78.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
78.0
78.0
78.0
78.0
78.6
1996
77.0
78.0
78.0
78.0
79.0
79.0
79.0
78.0
77.0
76.0
75.0
73.0
77.3
1997
73.0
73.0
73.0
73.0
73.0
72.0
71.0
70.0
69.0
69.0
69.0
69.0
71.2
1998
69.0
73.0
78.0
79.0
79.0
78.0
76.0
74.0
73.0
71.0
70.0
70.0
74.2
1999
70.3
71.4
73.2
75.6
77.7
77.5
76.8
74.3
72.8
71.6
71.3
71.6
73.7
2000
74.4
78.8
78.9
78.9
78.5
78.6
76.0
74.1
72.7
71.0
69.6
68.2
75.0
2001
69.3
69.6
69.7
69.4
68.7
66.9
65.6
62.4
61.0
59.6
56.6
55.4
64.5
2002
54.9
55.5
56.5
56.1
57.4
58.8
59.0
58.2
57.6
56.8
56.0
54.4
56.8
2003
52.9
54.4
58.5
63.0
61.8
58.6
56.4
55.2
56.0
56.7
61.0
62.9
58.1
2004
66.8
70.3
72.3
72.8
72.0
68.9
68.2
68.3
68.3
69.5
68.9
69.0
69.6
2005
72.5
73.1
73.3
72.5
72.2
72.1
72.3
72.4
72.4
72.4
72.4
72.6
72.5
2006
72.7
72.9
74.5
78.5
79.6
80.7
81.2
81.1
83.2
83.6
83.7
83.8
79.6
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/
1986
9,034
9,596
10,558
9,002
9,239
8,951
9,668
10,188
9,896
10,649
8,917
8,196
113,894
1987
10,767
12,220
14,463
12,944
11,001
11,000
11,876
13,021
13,494
14,041
11,312
10,362
146,501
1988
12,533
14,343
14,676
12,253
11,840
12,018
11,819
12,453
12,309
13,005
11,815
10,496
149,560
1989
13,996
15,158
15,586
14,615
14,792
14,373
14,573
14,385
15,607
15,978
14,436
12,794
176,293
1990
15,771
16,477
16,420
15,444
16,118
15,158
15,214
16,257
15,287
15,212
13,488
12,300
183,146
1991
15,794
17,113
17,536
19,514
16,716
15,983
16,878
17,893
16,697
18,546
15,486
15,253
203,409
1992
18,698
21,100
22,425
19,923
19,454
18,874
19,676
19,559
19,500
19,615
16,814
15,698
231,336
1993
20,273
20,774
21,309
19,377
19,211
19,103
20,086
19,758
19,162
19,371
17,709
17,342
233,475
1994
18,772
19,363
20,001
17,112
18,027
17,173
18,024
18,983
17,983
19,151
16,427
15,461
216,477
1995
19,191
20,008
21,702
18,649
19,169
18,631
18,157
20,187
18,660
19,920
16,680
16,018
226,972
1996
20,322
20,613
22,704
20,276
20,669
18,074
18,719
20,217
19,642
20,842
18,204
16,898
237,180
1997
20,746
23,058
24,624
22,154
22,444
21,471
21,866
22,548
21,518
23,408
19,645
18,278
261,760
1998
23,576
26,650
26,207
23,195
22,960
23,002
22,973
24,089
22,805
23,241
21,581
21,119
281,398
1999
23,107
25,780
28,544
23,488
23,964
23,720
25,069
24,618
24,430
25,229
22,344
22,372
292,665
2000
25,412
25,354
29,161
24,924
24,763
25,342
24,911
25,847
23,743
25,036
21,911
20,752
297,156
2001
24,507
25,968
28,752
25,167
24,728
23,690
24,816
26,004
24,210
25,083
21,807
21,635
296,367
2002
27,173
29,308
28,645
25,023
27,261
24,670
26,441
27,961
26,498
27,800
23,939
22,930
317,649
2003
27,584
27,586
30,485
26,135
27,370
25,487
26,427
27,627
26,853
27,875
23,416
22,482
319,327
2004
27,140
28,526
28,845
25,033
24,764
24,896
24,623
26,538
24,674
25,863
23,156
22,721
306,779
2005
26,204
26,526
27,473
24,536
25,764
25,154
23,729
25,336
24,649
25,904
22,868
21,825
299,968
2006
27,357
27,349
29,367
24,050
23,173
21,740
22,056
23,744
22,189
22,458
19,469
21,056
284,008
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/
1986
201.0
199.0
199.7
207.1
203.9
199.7
198.6
194.0
188.5
185.5
186.4
185.2
195.7
1987
182.0
187.1
183.4
197.5
201.3
199.9
196.3
197.3
194.2
194.5
191.0
195.5
193.3
1988
203.9
205.3
218.8
217.2
226.3
228.9
230.3
236.5
226.4
221.3
219.1
215.3
220.8
1989
217.3
218.4
219.5
218.9
217.2
212.9
212.1
209.5
203.1
200.8
200.4
204.6
211.2
1990
214.5
221.3
228.3
228.8
226.9
226.3
226.9
223.8
222.6
224.1
221.9
222.0
224.0
1991
217.5
216.3
217.4
216.2
215.5
215.0
211.5
204.2
203.5
200.1
196.9
189.4
208.6
1992
186.4
193.1
202.3
206.3
207.6
203.4
200.7
200.1
197.9
201.7
203.4
200.7
200.3
1993
202.7
211.2
219.6
222.5
223.2
221.3
218.2
219.7
220.5
222.8
221.7
221.1
218.7
1994
221.5
229.1
238.9
241.1
243.0
245.7
243.1
246.2
242.4
236.8
238.9
237.0
238.6
1995
235.0
239.7
241.8
243.7
244.5
240.7
241.6
241.9
241.2
237.8
236.4
234.7
239.9
1996
232.5
235.7
236.1
237.3
237.4
244.5
243.1
238.8
236.1
233.8
233.2
228.7
236.4
1997
227.8
229.8
230.4
226.7
228.4
226.5
225.4
225.8
225.3
220.4
220.6
223.6
225.9
1998
219.5
227.7
237.1
237.5
239.4
234.4
234.6
232.9
229.6
226.4
226.4
224.1
230.8
1999
225.6
225.9
231.8
236.1
239.8
239.5
239.4
234.7
236.9
235.8
235.3
230.9
234.3
2000
235.1
240.0
244.4
244.7
245.0
237.5
238.8
239.1
237.0
232.5
232.9
227.2
237.9
2001
232.0
236.3
233.4
233.5
232.5
227.6
226.2
223.9
218.1
216.4
211.5
209.3
225.1
2002
208.6
209.9
206.3
208.2
209.3
209.6
206.9
206.2
207.6
205.2
203.9
203.0
207.1
2003
202.2
201.6
207.3
210.3
207.4
203.6
203.9
203.0
202.0
204.9
207.4
208.9
205.2
2004
214.2
221.0
227.2
233.5
229.2
224.3
227.4
219.9
221.4
221.7
218.6
223.3
223.5
2005
228.6
229.7
233.1
231.3
229.8
229.8
228.1
227.4
228.3
226.7
229.9
224.9
229.0
2006
227.0
228.9
234.1
245.4
249.6
254.7
257.5
254.0
254.3
256.7
254.0
254.3
247.5
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 11:34:25 AM