Market Pulse Week 9 - 2012 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 9 - 2012

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Market Pulse Week 9 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 9— 2012 (Mar. 2)

Apples

In North America, domestic markets continued to supply the U.S.

In Latin America, Royal Galas' prices increased in Colombia due to lower availability.

In Europe, domestic produce supplied local markets.

Avocados

In North America, Mexican supply dominated the U.S.

In Latin America, Chile and Argentina experienced stable trading.

In Europe, Spanish Hass' prices increased in the U.K.

Blueberries

In North America, good conditioned fruit reported price increases in the U.S. with weaker lots affecting program fulfillment.

In Europe, sales improved in the Netherlands but trade was slow in the U.K. partly due to the condition of Chilean fruit.

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

Pears

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

In Latin America, the market remained stable in Colombia, while normal trading returned to Brazil after the carnival celebrations.

In Europe, the dometic pear situation continued to be complicated with Southern Hemisphere supply compatible with sales activity.

Table Grapes

In North America, the U.S. showed active trading with increased prices for red seedless and Red Globe.

In Latin America,  Brazil experienced better sales and Mexico showed good sales pace for Red Globe.  Colombia still had supplies of Peruvian Red Globe with increasing volumes arriving from Chile.

In Europe, high stocks of South African grapes continued to pressurize the market, despite a milder climate favoring grape consumption.

In Asia, seedles grape trading improved in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Stonefruit

In North America, the U.S. reported high nectarine stocks.

In Latin America,  Colombia and Brazil reported better nectarine sales and prices.

In Europe, internal browning in some Chilean plums made supermarket sales difficult.

In Asia, Chilean white flesh nectarines registered good trading.

iQonsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com

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