Market Pulse week 32 — 2011
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 32 — 2011 (Aug. 12)
In North America, better sales activity was recorded for imported Fuji apples in the U.S.
In Latin America, healthy sales activity was observed in Colombia while moderate sales were seen in Brazil. The market situation and prices were stable in Argentina.
In Europe, domestic volumes were becoming increasingly dominant but Southern Hemisphere sales activity was good despite limited volumes.
In the Middle East, good sales activity continued.
In Asia, trading was healthy in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland even though imported fruit was limited. Chilean Fuji stocks were still high in Taiwan.
In Latin America, the first Chilean Hass avocadoes were traded in Argentina, showing sufficient sales pace given current market availability.
In Europe, price increases were reported for Southern Hemisphere supply.
In North America, good sales activity was registered for easy peelers in the U.S. but importers were concerned about a high proportion of small size fruit.
In Europe, placement of Murcott and Ellendale varieties became easier.
In the Middle East, the first Australian Honey Murcott arrivals were registered in Saudi Arabia.
In Asia, markets remained stable with moderate sales activity.
In North America, moderate sales activity was observed for imported kiwifruit in the U.S. due to competition with seasonal fruit.
In Latin America, price rises continued for Chilean kiwifruit in the Colombian market.
In Europe, the conventional kiwifruit season was over.
In the Middle East, no significant changes were reported for imported Hayward kiwifruit.
In Asia, Chilean volumes decreased.
In North America, active sales pace continued in the U.S. with prices close to US$2/17.2K, except for size 165 fruit.
In Europe, low inventory rotation was reported on the continent but the market was more favorable in the U.K.
In the Middle East, healthy inventory rotation continued.
In Asia, price adjustments were observed in Japan as a result of significant Chilean arrivals.
In North America, sales pace for lower size oranges was under pressure.
In Europe, South African volumes were dominant with good sales activity for Navel oranges.
In the Middle East, pressure was eased for South African Navel orange supply as Egyptian Valencia supply began to decrease.
In Asia, a wide range of South African varieties was available in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
iQonsulting/ edited by www.freshfruitportal