August 21, 2014 / Week N° 34

Market Pulse Week 51 – 2012

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Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 51 – 2012 (Dec. 21)

Avocados

In North America, the U.S. market remained largely supplied by Mexican fruit, while Chile showed low participation.

In Europe, the market continued to have moderate sales, although they were influenced by the end-of-year celebrations. The Spanish supply began to take more market share.

Blueberries

In North America, the U.S. market showed good sales activity and a variable price range.

In Europe, sales continued to be slow. Chilean maritime arrivals were expected the next week with significant volumes.

In Asia, a lower supply level of Chilean blueberries was observed.

Cherries

In North America, the United States market had an active market due to end-of-the-year festivities. There were good sales even for more delicate fruits.

In Europe, sales continued to be slow. However, sales were helped by better weather conditions and the arrival of Christmas.

In Asia, there was a large offer from Guangzhou, with movement complementing quality.

In Latin America, there was optimism for Brazilian imports and hope for better weekend sales.

Grapesred and white grapes ffp

In North America, good sales and lack of supply were reported on the U.S. West Coast, while movement was slower in the east.

In Europe, there was pressure to sell white seedless grapes, with shipments arriving from South Africa. In the U.K., a similar situation was observed with even more market pressure.

In Asia, active sales characterized the Guangzhou market in China, while Shanghai had less movement.

In Latin America, slow sales were reported in Colombia due to high prices.

Stonefruit

In North America, the U.S. had low supply of Chilean stonefruit. Arrivals were still mainly by air.

In Europe, problems were seen in shipments from South Africa, causing irregular arrivals into the market. Firm prices were observed in the UK.

In Asia, the market was supplied with Australian stonefruit.

In Latin America, there was moderate movement in major distribution centers in Brazil.

iQconsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com