Market Pulse week 41 - 2011
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 41 — 2011 (Oct. 14)
In North America, the Peruvian season was finished for the U.S. market.
In Northern Europe, the Israeli season had already been established while Chilean arrivals remained scarce.
In North America, the U.S. registered its first sales of Argentine blueberries for the season, with opening prices that were lower than what was registered last season.
In Europe, offshore supply remained limited but arrival numbers were higher than last year's figures.
In Northern Europe, the Turkish season had already been established.
In Asia, price adjustments were registered for Chilean supply in Japan as a result of variable fruit condition.
In North America, the South African Navel season was finished in the U.S. which led the way for South African Midknight volumes.
In Europe, higher import volumes have been seen ahead of an increase in duties.
In Asia, stable market activity was seen in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
In North America, the U.S. remains supplied by domestic fruit. Brazilian arrivals have been registered but volumes are limited, while the first Festival lots were expected to be placed during the next week.
In Europe, some importers were waiting for Greek Thompson S. availability to decrease before they start trading Southern Hemisphere fruit, which is expected in approximately two weeks.
iQonsulting/ edited by www.freshfruitportal.com