Market Pulse Week 1 - 2014 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 1 - 2014

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 1 – 2014 (January 3)

Avocados

In North America, the U.S. market was stable without significant changes in sales prices.

In Europe, the market was quiet buy prices were steady. In the U.K., sales activity was moderate due to low temperatures and New Year celebrations.

Blueberries

In North America, confusion and uncertainty was seen in the U.S. market over recent USDA measures.

In Europe, speculation was seen in markets while prices were down for the Chilean supply.

In Asia, fluid sales were seen in markets with prices depending on quality.

Grapes

In North America, moderate activity was registered in the U.S. with price adjustments.

In Latin America, New Year celebrations led to slow sales in markets.

In Europe, sales were still slow due to the New Year period.

In Asia, the Southern Hemisphere supply's market share was increasing, although high availability of U.S. fruit remained.

Stonefruit

In North America, the U.S. market was moderate with high sales prices. Chilean plums and apricots were arriving but with limited volumes.

In Latin America, slow movement was seen due to the New Year holidays.

In Europe, there was a low supply in the market, with high prices accompanied by moderate sales.

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