Market Pulse Week 29 – 2012
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 28 – 2012 (Jul. 20)
In North America, sales remained active for Chilean Gala and Braeburn apples in the U.S.
In Europe, Southern Hemisphere volumes were limited, while stable sales were reported for Pink Lady apples in the Netherlands and Italy.
In the Middle East, active sales were seen for R. Delicious and Gala apples in Dubai.
In North America, price adjustments were seen with Californian supply in order to improve sales pace.
In Latin America, market prices stabilized in Chile.
In Europe, better prices were recorded for Peruvian avocados than their South African counterparts in the U.K. retail market.
In North America, inventory pressures led to price adjustments in the U.S.
In Europe, price adjustments and slow movement was seen for small size Clemenvillas in the Netherlands.
In North America, active sales were reported for New Zealand supply on both coasts of the U.S. for the green and gold categories.
In Latin America, cold weather slowed down sales in Brazil and Colombia.
In Europe, slight increases were seen for 30-series Chilean volumes in the Netherlands, while in the U.K. the retail market was dominated by Zespri kiwifruit.
In Asia, the inferior quality of Chilean lots complicated sales in Japan.
In North America, local supply meant a slow rotation for imported fruit in the U.S.
In Europe, positive demand drove up prices in the Netherlands.
In Asia, Chilean arrivals began to put pressure on inventories in Japan.
In North America, some batches of South African navels were reported to have color problems.
In Europe, slow sales were seen for small sizes of Salustina and Navels in the Netherlands.
In the Middle East, low prices and slow sales continued for South African supply in Dubai.
In North America, limited Southern Hemisphere volumes set the trend.
In Latin America, poor conditions led to price adjustments for Argentine Williams pears in Brazil.
In Europe, limited Southern Hemisphere volumes set the trend.
iQconsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com