Despite stronger supplies of skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean, raw material costs have remained high. In an attempt to force prices down from the current $1,100 (£554) per tonne in Bangkok, some Thai packers have reduced their production schedules. UK importers are still warning of more price increases, though these should be offset by the weak dollar. There will be more heavy promotional activity by retailers over the summer period, forcing traders to replenish stocks.