Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 19 – 2013 (May 10)
In Europe, moderate sales and firm prices characterized the market. In the U.K., agile activity was reported for imported apples. In Russia, movement was stable.
In Asia, supplies were larger due to new arrivals from the U.S.
In Latin America, quick sales were reported in Brazil and Colombia.
In the Middle East, there was a large supply of American Red Delicious on the market, which affected purchases of Southern Hemisphere apples.
In North America, the U.S. had moderate sales. The Chilean offer entered its final stage.
In Europe, there was low supply but active sales for fruit in good condition. In the U.K., the Chilean supply also had low volume. Markets and prices were firm. In Russia, there were stable sales for fruit in good condition.
In Asia, the South African season neared an end.
In Latin America, condition problems were reported for some Red Globe lots in Colombia. In Brazil, prices were up.
In North America, Chilean kiwifruit was the only offer on the U.S. market and showed stable sales activity.
In Europe, prices and sales remained stable for the Chilean supply. In the U.K., the first sales were reported this week with quick movement. In Russia, the market was stable.
In Asia, the Chilean supply increased on the Chinese market. Sales were good in general.
In Latin America, a strong market was seen in Colombia and Brazil.
In North America, the U.S. market was active for imported pears although slower than in previous weeks.
In Europe, sales were stable for imported pears and prices remained unchanged. In the U.K., there was also active movement. In Russia, Argentine pear sales were fluid.
In Latin America, Chilean Packham’s had stable sales in Colombia. Some lots showed signs of dehydration. In Brazil, there was a stable market without price changes for the offer from Argentina.
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