Market Pulse Week 24 - 2012 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 24 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 24 — 2012 ( Jun. 15)

Apples

Northern Hemisphere markets remained steady because of limited availablity from the Southern Hemisphere. Granny Smith condition claims continued to be reported in a number of markets.

In Latin America, import legislations against Argentine apples restricted sales volumes in Brazil.

In Europe, lower prices for local supply led to a narrower market supply for foreign apples in Europe.

In the Middle East, the market was reported as undersupplied.

Avocados

In North America, a higher level of ripeness was reported for Mexican supply in the U.S.

In Latin America, a slight price rise was seen in Santiago's wholesale market.

In continental Europe and the U.K., a volume shortage was reported with positive sales rates.

Easy Peelers

In North America, favorable sales rates were seen for Southern Hemisphere clementines.

In Europe, favorable sales rates were seen for Southern Hemisphere clementines. In the U.K., satsuma sales recovered with appropriate quality from the Peruvian offering.

In the Middle East, favorable sales rates were seen for Southern Hemisphere clementines.

Kiwifruit

In North America, weak prices for small sizes in Chilean supply were reported on the U.S. West Coast.

in Latin America, stable prices continued to be registered in Brazil and Colombia.

In Europe, sales remained adequate in the Netherlands, France and the U.K. In Russia, an increase in Chilean volumes put pressure on the market.

In Asia, better movement was seen for medium sized kiwifruit in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

Lemons

In Europe, the market entered the last stage of Mediterranean supply, favoring placements for Southern Hemisphere lemons. In Asia, markets were receptive to the South African supply.

Oranges

In Europe, favorable sales rates continued for Southern Hemisphere supply but with limited volumes.

In Asia, adequate sales rates were reported for South African supply.

Pears

In North America, the U.S. market remained steady, with the pace of sales tending to be better for Bosc pears, remaining in the same price range.

In Latin America, a slight price rise was reported in Colombia for Packham's T pears, while low volumes of Argentine supply were reported in Brazil.

In Europe, the Southern Hemisphere season was nearing its end with a stable market pace.

Pomegranates

In North America, price adjustments were reported for Chilean lots in the U.S.

In continental Europe, sales rates declined for Peruvian and Chilean supply.

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