Market Pulse week 33 — 2011
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 33 — 2011 (Aug. 17)
In North America, the beginning of the domestic season in the U.S. was diverting consumer attention to more recently harvested fruit.
In Latin America, good sales pace was registered for Chilean supply in Mexico. South American markets registered good trading levels with price increases.
In Europe, the scarce levels of imported supply were traded without major problems, while a similar situation was reported in Russia.
In the Middle East, the amount of re-exports was falling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia there were price increases due to low imported apple availability.
In Asia, lower activity than expected was reported for Chilean Fuji apples during Ghost Month celebrations
In North America, low sales activity was registered for Chilean and Mexican Hass avocadoes in the U.S.
In Latin America, price increases were seen for Chilean supply in the Argentine market.
In Europe, active trading was reported for Southern Hemisphere supply.
In North America, good sales activity continued in the U.S., especially for larger sizes.
In Europe, trading was still moderate and placement of the Murcott variety was easier.
In the Middle East, consumer preferences shifted towards Australian Honey Murcotts, leading to price adjustments for the rest of the Southern Hemisphere's supply.
In Asia, the first Chilean mandarin sales were reported in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, where South African Novas were still dominant.
In North America, moderate sales pace continued for Chilean supply in the U.S.
In Latin America, the Brazilian market registered more attractive prices for domestic fruit than for Chilean volumes.
In Europe, healthy distribution was registered for recent arrivals.
In the Middle East, New Zealand volumes were scarce, while prices decreased for Chilean Hayward supply.
In Asia, stable sales activity was reported for Chilean kiwifruit.
In Northern Europe, moderate inventory rotation was reported, with price adjustments for Chilean and Argentine supply.
In the Middle East, healthy sales pace continued for Southern Hemisphere volumes but with price adjustments.
In Asia, a stable market situation was reported in Japan, while a downward price trend was seen in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
In North America, Chilean navel orange trading was affected by South African oranges in the U.S.
In Europe, moderate sales activity was registered for Southern Hemisphere fruit.
In the Middle East, the Egyptian season was nearing its end
In Asia, markets remained stable in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, where South African volumes were dominant.
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