Market Pulse Week 6 - 2012
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 6— 2012 (Feb. 10)
In North America, U.S. low national supply was reported with volumes expected to go to the market once there is more movement.
In Latin America, the Argentine market generated uncertainty over changes in import procedures.
In Europe, supplies and prices continued to be stable.
In North America, good sales activity and prices for 6oz punnets continued.
In Europe, the bad weather continued to affect consumption on the Continent and the U.K. where modest sales were recorded.
In Asia, there was moderate activity in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In North America, sales closed this week.
In Latin America, Brazil's last sales prices were up.
In Europe, the slow market caused by the cold snap could extend the end of the season.
In Asia, price adjustments were recorded in mainland China.
In Latin America, the Brazilian market continued to be slow, while in Colombia supply met sales demand.
In Europe, sales were affected by continued fruit condition problems.
In North America, price adjustments were recorded across all varieties.
In Latin America, consumption remained moderate in Brazil and Colombia with the Peruvian Red Globe season coming to an end.
In Europe, the cold weather continued to affect consumption.
In Asia, Red Globe showed good sales activity in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In North America, the U.S. market remained stable for peaches and nectarines but for plums there was more pressure.
In Latin America, the Brazilian market showed a slight improvement in sales prices, while in Colombia activity was stable and in line with supply volumes.
In Europe, sales were slow because of the intense cold spell.
iQonsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com