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Market Pulse Week 15 – 2013

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Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 15 – 2013 (April 12)

Apples

In North America, the U.S. market was active but had a low supply, mainly for Galas.

In Europe, the market was stable for sales activity. In the U.K., low interest persisted for imported apples. In Russia, moderate sales and prices could not cover costs.

In Asia, sales were slow but consistent with the supply level.

In Latin America, there was moderate activity for Galas in Colombia. Brazil showed suitable sales for red and green varieties.

In the Middle East, there was an active market for U.S. Granny Smiths.

Avocados

In North America, Californian volumes increased.

In Europe, imported supply increased, with more Peruvian Hass and South African Fuerte volumes. The market was strong and prices were stable. A similar situation was seen in the U.K.

Blueberries

In North America, the Chilean supply in the U.S. went down strongly as the season’s end drew near.

In Europe, the season had ended the week before, with  insufficient volumes to fill the market.

Citrus

In North America, the U.S. market was filled by local citrus.

In Europe, there was a transition to overseas supply. Satsumas from Argentina began their season with slow sales. Sales for the fruit were reported in the U.K., although the market was not yet established. In Russia, some sales were reported for Argentine Satsumas.

In Asia, U.S. supply dominated the market, mostly with Navel oranges and Valencias.

Grapesred and white grapes ffp

In North America, the U.S. had high levels of supply with variable condition and prices.

In Europe, prices were down for seedless white grapes. In the U.K., there was a strong market, although prices varied for white seedless varieties. In Russia, Red Globes experienced moderate activity.

In Asia, Chilean Red Globes had condition issues that triggered price adjustments. A strike in the Hong Kong port affected volume.

In Latin America, price adjustments were reported for Chilean supply in Colombia and Brazil.

In the Middle East, the market was stable for Chilean and South African Red Globes

Kiwifruit

In North America, the U.S. had a low kiwifruit supply but strong prices for volumes out of Chile and Italy.

In Europe, the market was supplied mostly with the Italian offering. Prices were stable on the continent and the U.K. In Russia, significant Chilean kiwifruit arrivals were reported.

In Asia, fruit from the South Hemisphere had not yet arrived.

In Latin America, low volumes of kiwifruit were reported in Brazil. In Colombia the market was stable.

In the Middle East, the Chilean season had not yet begun and the market was supplied with Italian kiwifruit.

Pears

In North America, the U.S. had falling prices for Argentine Williams pears due to low shelf life. The Chilean supply remained stable.

In Europe, the market continued with low sales and price stability. In the U.K., activity was appropriate for Argentine and South African supply. Price variation was reported. In Russia, moderate sales were seen for Argentine Williams pears.

In Latin America, sales improved in Colombia, but dropped in Brazil.

Stonefruit

In North America, the season ended for U.S. nectarines and peaches. Plums dominated with the Angeleno variety, which had some problems.

In Europe, the market remained under pressure for plums and price adjustments were recorded again. In the U.K., sales were moderate for plums.

In Asia, there was a stable, upward price trend for nectarines and plums, but low supply due to a strike at the Hong Kong port.

In Latin America, good activity and sales were reported for the last peaches in Brazil. Nectarines finished. In Colombia, nectarines and plums were delicate and had slow sales.

iQconsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com