Wholesale prices at Tsukiji in Tokyo on 11 January were down several hundred yen per kilogram (kg) on all tuna species, reflecting the post-holiday lull. Fresh imported bluefin sold at JPY 2,100 (USD 20.63, EUR 15.07) per kg. Frozen Southern bluefin, bigeye and yellowfin averaged JPY 1,575 (USD 15.47, EUR 11), JPY 915 (USD 9, EUR 6.57) and JPY 735 (USD 7.22, EUR 5.27), respectively.

There was a dramatic decline in the top price of a bluefin on the first day of trading of the new year at Tsukiji,