Market Pulse week 25 — 2011 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse week 25 — 2011

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 25 — 2011 (June 24)

Apples

In North America, scarce Chilean Royal Gala availability was registered in all markets in the region, reporting good sales activity.

In Latin America, higher sales pace was reported in Colombia while no considerable variations were seen in other countries.

In Europe, markets remained stable on the continent with healthy sales pace. The Royal Gala variety registered active trading in the U.K. where there were concerns for the Cripps Pink variety.

In Asia, low activity was seen for all varieties.

No significant changes were observed in the Middle East.

Avocadoes

In North America, high avocado prices remained in the U.S.

In Latin America, prices continued to rise as the season neared its end.

In Europe, market activity was very slow with high arrival volumes putting pressure on the market.

Easy Peelers

In North America, increased Chilean clementine arrivals led to price adjustments in the U.S.

In Europe, slow sales pace continued in the continent and in Russia, while better activity was seen in the U.K.

In the Middle East, South African clementine arrivals were higher while sales activity remained stable.

In Asia, moderate trading was reported with a dominance of the South African Nova variety.

Kiwifruit

In North America, low kiwifruit availability was observed in the U.S. market.

In Latin America, the first New Zealand Hayward lots were sold in the Brazilian market.

In Europe, Chilean kiwifruit saw good sales pace while New Zealand varieties did not trade as well as expected.

In the Middle East and Asia, markets remained stable.

Lemons

In North America, domestic supply was dominant in the U.S. while a market was not yet established for low Chilean arrivals.

In Europe, sales pace was still moderate on the continent where Spanish fruit was still traded. A more stable situation was reported in the U.K. and in Russia, where only Southern Hemisphere supply was available.

In the Middle East, good market activity continued.

In Asia, the first Chilean lemon lots were sold in Japan, achieving the opening prices expected by importers.

Oranges

In North America, imported oranges registered low sales pace in the U.S.

In Europe, Spanish oranges put markets under pressure, leading to lower prices.

In the Middle East, South African oranges were dominant.

In Asia, stable activity was observed for U.S. supply.

Pomegranates

In North America, low placement rates in the U.S. led to a complicated situation for importers who kept pomegranate stocks.

In Europe, there was little interest in the fruit as arrivals came from South Africa, Peru and Chile.

In the Middle East, no changes were reported.

In Asia, high price levels discouraged imports.

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