Market Pulse Week 34 – 2012
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 34 – 2012 (Aug. 24)
In North America, Chilean Galas reported moderate sales and price adjustments in the U.S. as the market switched to local supply.
In Latin America, Chilean Gala sales remained stable in Colombia.
In Europe, lower Southern Hemisphere volumes registered moderate sales in most markets. Sufficient sales were seen for Chilean and South African Cripps Pink apples in the U.K.
In North America, large Californian and Mexican volumes started to build up inventories in the U.S.
In Latin America, Chile reported price adjustments on the Santiago wholesale market.
In Europe, sales remained steady in the U.K. despite the reduction of Peruvian arrivals.
In Europe, active sales were recorded for Southern Hemisphere supply.
In North America, sales improved for good quality Chilean lots in the U.S.
good quality Chilean batches improved sales in the U.S.
In Latin America, good sales were recorded for Chilean supply in Mexico but received price adjustments in Brazil.
In Europe, low volumes of Zespri Greens showed stable sales in the Netherlands, while high Chilean supply put the Russian market under pressure.
In Asia, the Obon Festival resulted in slow sales in Japan.
In North America, condition problems with Chilean supply resulted in price adjustments in the U.S.
In Europe, increased South African supply resulted in price adjustments in the U.K.
In Asia, high Chilean inventories put pressure on prices in Japan.
In North America, there was an increase in demand in the U.S. as children returned to school.
In Europe, South African supply was dominated by smaller sizes in the U.K. with higher prices recorded for larger size fruit.
In Asia, South African supply was favored over Australian oranges due to the variable condition of their Navels in Japan.
In Latin America, Argentine Packhams were good quality and showed better movement in Colombia.
In Europe, the last South African batches of Forelles closed the Southern Hemisphere season in the U.K.
iConsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com