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Market Pulse week 24 — 2011

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Market Pulse week 24 — 2011

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 24 — 2011 (June 17)

Apples

In North America, the first imported apple lots were traded on the U.S. West Coast but with slow activity.

In Latin America, higher sales pace was reported in Colombia while other markets remained stable.

In Europe, there were reports of good sales pace for the Cripps Pink variety in the U.K., while supply decreased on the continent.

In Asia, new varieties from New Zealand arrived in the market with healthy sales activity.

Avocado

In North America, low availability in the U.S. led to price increases.

In Latin America, price rises continued but sales activity had not yet been affected.

In Europe, avocado markets were put under pressure by increased arrivals from Peru.

Easy Peelers

In North America, the first Chilean mandarin lots were traded in the U.S. but with limited availability.

In Europe, Southern Hemisphere Clementine supply continued to increase, but trading was focused on Satsuma in order to clear out inventories.

In the Middle East, volumes were adequate given sales activity.

In Asia, the market continued to accept Southern Hemisphere supply.

Kiwifruit

In North America, the U.S. kiwifruit market was stable, registering good sales pace.

In Latin America, prices rose for imported Hayward kiwifruit in Colombia.

Higher market activity was reported in Europe in comparison to the previous week.

Markets in the Middle East and Asia remained stable.

Lemons

In North America, the U.S. market was still supplied by domestic lemons while the first lots from the Chilean season arrived.

In Europe, South African and Argentine supply were dominant with reports of high volumes that exceeded demand. In the U.K., Spanish Verna lemons fetchedmore attractive prices, leading to fewer market opportunities for Argentine supply

No changes were reported in the Middle East, with high demand.

No changes were observed in Asia.

Mandarins

In North America, a market had not yet been established for Southern Hemisphere mandarins in the U.S.

In Northern Europe and Russia, markets remained pressured by significant Satsuma stocks accumulated in previous days.

In the Middle East, volumes were appropriate given sales pace.

Southern Hemisphere supply was well accepted in the Asian market.

Pears

In North America, conventional imported Bosc pears showed condition problems in the U.S., leading to price adjustments and some re-packing, while high domestic D’Anjou availability continued.

In Latin America, the U.S. D’Anjou variety was dominant in Mexico but showed variable condition. Chilean Packham’s availability decreased in Colombia, while high Argentinean volumes were still reported in Brazil.

In Europe, Southern Hemisphere Packham’s T and Abate F. varieties showed condition problems, leading to higher interest for imported Forelle pears.

Pomegranates

In North America, pomegranate markets continued to be stable with moderate sales pace.

In Northern Europe, healthy trade continued.

In the Middle East, Indian supply was dominant in the U.A.E.

Table Grapes

All markets registered limited availability of South Hemisphere table grapes with the season now over. The main inventory variety was Red Globe, showing problems with condition.

Volumes were scarce in Latin America.

In Europe, good sales activity was reported in the U.K. but the opposite was the case on the continent.

Volumes were scarce in the Middle East.

In Asia, Red Globe variety trading was stable but Crimson Seedless grapes registered better sales pace.

iQonsulting/ edited by www.freshfruitportal

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