Market Pulse Week 8 - 2012

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Market Pulse Week 8 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 8— 2012 (Feb. 24)


In North Amercia, domestic markets supplied the U.S.

In Latin America, Colombia's market was pressured.

In Europe, domestic produce supplied local markets, although the Southern Hemisphere's Royal Gala is expected to start harvesting by mid March.


In North America, sales activity continued to be stable in the U.S.

In Latin America, prices were stable in Argentina, while Chile increased its domestic market volumes.

In Europe, the U.K. market reported improved trading.


In North America, Chile's good quality fruit commanded higher prices in the U.S.

In Europe, carnivals affected sales pace, while sales remained moderate in the U.K.

In Asia, moderate trading was reported in Hong Kong and mainland China.


In North America, an adequate sales pace continued for Bartlett in the U.S.

In Latin America, Colombian prices for Packham's were adjusted, while the domestic market in Argentina continued to be favorable.

In Europe, the dometic pear situation continued to be complicated while Argentine Williams arrivals increased.

Table Grapes

In North America, the U.S. showed active trading with good expectations for red seedless grapes.

In Latin America,  Mexico showed stable sales activity, while in Colombia Peruvian Red Glove experienced sales pressure.

In Europe, stock accumulation and slow sales pace continued.

In Asia, high South African supply complicated Chilean seedless grape sales.


In North America, the U.S. reported high nectarine availability and better sales for peaches and plums.

In Latin America, prices imporved due to lower inventories.

In Europe, carnival celebrations slowed trading pace.

In Asia, small sizes continued to dominate the market.

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