Avocados in Charts: Forecasting in an unstable market
Colin Fain of Agronometrics provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. avocado market, asking what happened with Mexico's expected volumes that never materialized, and estimating what could be in store with the California and Peruvian crops and the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 31 , 2020
Agronometrics in Charts: Using data to predict Covid-19's potential impacts on the produce industry
Data from the 2008 financial crash speaks to the produce industry's resilience and ability to weather massive economic shocks that will send many other sectors under.
March 24 , 2020
Stonefruit in Charts: Prices of Chilean fruit in the U.S. market
While prices of one stonefruit category have fallen in line with previous seasons, another has shot up and another is running much higher and more stable than last year.
March 17 , 2020
Limes in Charts: Prices jump after lowest point in four years
Lime supplies are finally normalizing and getting closer to last year's levels. We could see a rapid recovery of the markets in line with what we saw last year.
March 03 , 2020
Avocados in Charts: Prices are jumping, will this year be like 2017?
While pricing isn't expected to be maintained, current prices are nearly unprecedented and reflect similar prices to 2017's market boom for avocados.
February 24 , 2020
Avocados In Charts: Documenting the rise of Mexican avocados
This In Charts focuses on the progression of the presence of Mexican avocados in the U.S. market after the industry saw record breaking volumes in 2019.
February 17 , 2020
Blueberries in Charts: Chilean blueberries see lowest prices in 20 years, are the industry's good days long gone?
Industry representatives say that it's time to face the "inevitability" that the market just isn't what it was twenty years ago, despite booming volumes.
February 11 , 2020
Apples in Charts: Is Honeycrisp's reign over?
As Honeycrisp apple prices plummet, will the powerhouse variety be able to bounce back as more varieties enter the market and heat up competition?
February 04 , 2020
Stonefruit in Charts: Prices at the start of the import season
Over the past few weeks, stonefruit from Chile has been arriving in the U.S., this gives a first glimpse at what nectarine and peach prices look like.
January 28 , 2020
Blueberries in Charts: Opportunities and challenges for the U.S. in China
The Chinese market looks set to soon open for U.S. blueberries. There are opportunities for exporters, but none of them as quite as straight forward as many would hope.
January 21 , 2020