How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?

Friday, January 10, 2020
Slices of blue-fin tuna at Sushi bar.

From previous post: What Species is Considered as the Best Tuna? Blue fin tuna is one of commercial tunas sold in the market, and the price is unbelievable so expensive.

Tuna is one of my favorites. When we ordered fresh tuna, we did not know the species, we just remember the price is a little bit higher compared to other fishes.

But, the cost was not that expensive like in Japan auction market every January of opening year.

Records of the highest bet in the following years:
- 2013, price was US$ 1.76 million
- 2019, price was US$ 3.1 million
- 2020, price was US$ 1.8 



Kiyoshi Kimura paid the highest price of Bluefin tuna in 2019
(credit to Kimimasa Mayama)

The weight was 612 pound (278 kg) for US$ 3.1 million Bluefin tuna. It is mean US$ 5,000 per pound. I will never pay this kind of bill.

The normal price is US$ 40 per pound, could be fluctuate, but never reach US$ 200 per pound in Japan fisheries markets.

The tuna, then sliced into 12,000 pieces used for sushi or sashimi. Kinds of Japanese traditional foods.

Interestingly the man who paid the price tag for 2013, 2019 and 2020 is the same man, Kiyoshi Kimura.

He is the owner of sushi restaurant chains, Sushi Zanmai. The 24 hours and 365 days a year sushi bar.


Have you tasted Japanese Sushi or Sashimi with fresh Bluefin tuna?

28 comments:

  1. Amazing price for a fish! I've had lot of sushi but not blue fin tuna.

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    1. I slice could be US$500...

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  2. This is very interesting and informative. Happy Weekend!

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      From previous post: What Species is Considered as the Best Tuna? Blue fin tuna is one of commercial tunas sold in the market, and the price is unbelievable so expensive.

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  3. I'm not sure if I've tried this tuna but love sushi.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      Tuna is one of my favorites. When we ordered fresh tuna, we did not know the species, we just remember the price is a little bit higher compared to other fishes.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      But, the cost was not that expensive like in Japan auction market every January of opening year.

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  5. Interesting! I have not tasted those tunas.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      Records of the highest bet in the following years:
      - 2013, price was US$ 1.76 million
      - 2019, price was US$ 3.1 million
      - 2020, price was US$ 1.8

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      Kiyoshi Kimura paid the highest price of Bluefin tuna in 2019
      (credit to Kimimasa Mayama)

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  7. Oh my, that's a high price. Never had that tuna.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      The weight was 612 pound (278 kg) for US$ 3.1 million Bluefin tuna. It is mean US$ 5,000 per pound. I will never pay this kind of bill.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      The normal price is US$ 40 per pound, could be fluctuate, but never reach US$ 200 per pound in Japan fisheries markets.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      The tuna, then sliced into 12,000 pieces used for sushi or sashimi. Kinds of Japanese traditional foods.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      Interestingly the man who paid the price tag for 2013, 2019 and 2020 is the same man, Kiyoshi Kimura.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      He is the owner of sushi restaurant chains, Sushi Zanmai. The 24 hours and 365 days a year sushi bar.

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  12. I will never be able to taste sushi
    Regards
    Lili

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      Have you tasted Japanese Sushi or Sashimi with fresh Bluefin tuna?

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  13. To be honest, I'm not a biggest fan of tuna.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      Slices of blue-fin tuna at Sushi bar.

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  14. It's interesting what you wrote about tuna! I didn't have tuna for many years but I remember sandwiches with tuna were great.

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    1. Yes, I love tuna sandwich too....

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      How Much the Highest Prices of Bluefin Tuna have been Recorded?
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      From previous post: What Species is Considered as the Best Tuna? Blue fin tuna is one of commercial tunas sold in the market, and the price is unbelievable so expensive.

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