Market Pulse Week 25 - 2012 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 25 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 25 - 2012 (Jun. 22)

Apples

In North America, continuing problems with Granny Smiths resulted in a slow U.S. market.

In Europe, low volumes favored price stability with the best prices for premium quality Royal Galas. Good prices were achieved for New Zealand supply.

In the Middle East, the market is looking for apple supplies from the U.S. and South Africa.

Avocados

In North America, the U.S. market reported slight price adjustments for small sizes.

In Latin America, no significant changes were reported in the Chilean market.

In Europe, favorable prices remained for Southern Hemisphere supply in the U.K.

Easy Peelers

In North America, there were price adjustments in the U.S. due to an increase in arrivals.

In Europe, Russia reported adequate sales from the first Clemenvilla batches from Uruguay.

Kiwifruit

In North America, there were decreased sales of Chilean supply in the U.S., whereas on the West and East coasts New Zealand batches moved quickly. 

In Latin America, prices went down to move inventories in Colombia.

In Europe, there were small movements of Chilean batches in the Netherlands as volumes began to move to Russia.

In Asia, there was a small movement of Chilean supply in both Hong Kong and mainland China.

Lemons

In Europe, there was good sales activity from Mediterranean supply both on the continent and in the U.K., while Egypt closed its season with moderate sales on the continent.

In the Middle East, the first Chilean batches arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and achieved adequate sales.

In Asia, there were price rises for South African Navels in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Pears

In North America, the U.S. market experienced improved sales levels.

In Latin America, there was a less active market in Colombia due to school holidays.

In Europe, the market was stable due to low supply.

Pomegranates

In North America, there was moderate movement for Chilean supply in the U.S.

In Europe, Peruvian and Chilean batches reported slow sales in the Netherlands, while Peruvian supplies had retail promotions in the U.K.

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