Market Pulse Week 15 - 2012

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Market Pulse Week 15 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 15 — 2012 (Apr. 13)


In North America, the Chilean season had ended in the U.S. while price increases were seen for domestic and Mexican supply.

In Latin America, Hass avocado markets remained unchanged in Chile and Argentina.

In Europe, favorable prices were reported for Chilean Hass avocados in the French market due to low availability.


In North America, moderate sales for imported supply persisted in the U.S.

In Latin America, high U.S. apple availability was seen in Mexio, leading to a slowed-down establishment of the Chilean season. High stocks of Argentine Red Delicious apples put pressure on the Brazilian market.

In Europe, lower arrival volumes had allowed for the stable development of Southern Hemisphere supply.

In the Middle East, a good sales pace was seen for the first Chilean and South African apples.

In Asia, active trading was seen for U.S. and Chilean Galas in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, while a similar trend was seen in Taiwan for the first Fuji apples from New Zealand.

Easy Peelers

In Europe, market space started to open up for Southern Hemisphere-origin arrivals, especially on the continent, while a fair supply of Northern Hemisphere fruit availability was reported in the U.K.


In North America, the U.S. market was transitioning to Chilean supply.

In Latin America, Brazil was supplied by domestic, Italian and Chilean kiwifruit, with an increase in arrivals of the latter leading to price adjustments.

In Europe, Italian kiwifruit still dominated the market.


In North America, the U.S. market was transitioning from Williams to Packham's T pears on the East Coast, registering good sales activity.

In Latin America, a stable market of fair trading was seen both in Brazil for Argentine pears, and in Colombia for Chilean pears.

In Europe, a high proportion of large sizesmade Packham's T movement difficult in the markets of Northern Europe, while Argentine Williams pears were still traded in Southern Europe.


In North America, the Southern Hemisphere season had not yet established itself in the U.S., with arrival volumes limited from both Chile and Peru.

In Europe, market pace was slow on the continent, while in the U.K. trading was adequate given current supply levels.


In North America, good sales activity continued in the U.S.

In Latin America, a certain level of dehydration in some lots made movement difficult in Mexico. Price adjustments were recorded in Brazil due to high inventory pressue.

In Europe, plum consumption slowed due to low temperatures registered on the continent.

In Asia, fruit availability was compatible with market demand

Table Grapes

In North America, Thompson seedless grapes in highly variable condition rmained in the U.S.

In Latin Ameria, Red Globe trading was slow at the beginning of the week in Mexico. Sales activity did not show a normal pace in other parts of the region either.

In Europe, Indian grapes captured more space in the white seedless market

In the Middle East, stable market activity was seen in Saudi Arabia.

In Asia, the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese markets were put under pressure by high volumes of Red Globes.

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