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Market Pulse Week 18 - 2012

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Market Pulse Week 18 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 18 — 2012 (May 4)

Apples

Royal Gala trading was stable in the main destination markets.

In Latin America, the Argentine apple season was developing normally in Brazil.

In Europe, the Red Delicious apple was slowly establishing itself.

In Asia, there were still significant U.S. volumes available in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Avocados

In North America, there were price adjustments for Mexican Hass in the U.S.

In Latin America, stable trading continued in Chile and Argentina.

In Europe, greenskin avocado sales improved in the U.K.

Easy Peelers

In Europe, Satsuma inventories decreased in northern markets, while Clementines started to arrive in the U.K.

In the Middle East, the Dubai market was receptive to Spanish Clementines.

Kiwifruit

In North America, there were good sales prices for Chilean kiwifruit in the U.S.

In Latin America, price adjustments were seen for Chilean supply.

In Europe, there was positive trading of Italian kiwifruit, pointing to an earlier end to the season.

In Asia, there was slow movement and downward prices in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Pears

In North America, there was moderate trading of green and russet varieties in the U.S.

In Latin America, Argentina was the main supplier in Brazil, while Chilean fruit was the main supply for Colombia.

In Europe, decreasing offshare volumes resulted in stable sales activity.

Pomegranates

In North America, higher volumes of Chilean fruit arrived in the market.

In Europe, supply changed to Peruvian and South African fruit for the Netherlands and the U.K.

Stonefruit

In North America, the Chilean plum season was coming to a close in the U.S.

In Latin America, weak condition of Angeleno lots resulted in price adjustments in Brazil and Colombia.

In Europe, Chilean Angeleno continued to show favorable movement in Northern Europe and the U.K.

In Asia, Chilean red plum trading finished registering a price increase for Angelenos.

Table Grapes

In North America, the Southern Hemisphere season was closing with Autumn Royal season nearly finished and low volumes of Thompson Seedless in most destinations.

In Europe, there was good movement of Crimson Seedless with a higher proportion of large sizes reported in Russia, Red Globe registered a slight price increase and Autumn Royal has nearly ended.

iQonsulting/edited by www.freshfruitportal.com

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