Market Pulse Week 20 - 2013 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 20 - 2013

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 20 – 2013 (May 17)

Apples

In North America, the market was stable in the U.S. both in terms of prices and movement for domestic and imported supply.

In Latin America, price stability was seen in Colombia, while price adjustments were registered for Red Delicious apples in Brazil.

In Europe, New Zealand and South American Royal Gala sales were starting. The U.K. market remained strong for imported apples, while price and sales stability was shown in Russia.

In the Middle East, there was a large presence of U.S. Red Delicious apples and active sales for Chilean Royal Galas.

Grapes

In North America, the Mexican grape season's entry to the U.S. market was described as slow, with limited volumes that were insufficient to establish a market. uvas_58872116 small

In Latin America, the Red Globe market was under pressure in Colombia due to the arrival of weak fruit. There was a large supply of this variety in Brazil too but prices remained stable.

In Europe, sales were active and prices were firm for grapes in good condition. In the U.K., active sales were seen for red seedless grapes, while in Russia the market was complicated for Chilean Thompsons.

In Asia, the South African season came to an end.

Kiwifruit

In North America, the U.S. market was moderated by Chilean supply.

In Latin America, good sales activity in Colombia allowed for price stability, while slightly higher prices were recorded in Brazil.

In Europe, stability was observed in the kiwifruit market. Supply was limited in the U.K. with prices remaining strong, while a fast sales pace was registered in Russia.

In Asia, steady sales were seen with low volumes in the market.

Pears

In North America, the U.S. market was good for local D'Anjous and imported pears in general.

In Latin America, there was a low supply level for Chilean Packham's pears in Colombia with stable prices. Active sales were seen for Argentine pears in Brazil, with rising prices for the Williams variety.

In Europe, improved imported pear consumption was observed with stable prices for foreign supply. In the U.K., the market remained receptive to imported pears, while in Russia the amount of imports corresponded appropriately to the level of activity.

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