Market Pulse week 26 — 2011
Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 26 — 2011 (July 1)
In North America, imported Royal Gala maintained good sales pace in the U.S.
In Latin America, good sales pace was registered for Royal Galas in Mexico but availability was scarce. Lower sales activity was observed in Colombia, except for the Royal Gala which registered good trading levels.
In Europe, trading was active in most countries except Spain where sales were low.
In the Middle East, no significant changes were seen.
In Asia, the Fuji variety registered a low trading pace in Taiwan, while a similar situation was seen for the Gala variety in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. No significant changes were seen in India.
In North America, the Lamb-Hass late variety was traded in the U.S., competing directly against the Hass variety during this time of the year. The market was oversupplied as a result of high Peruvian arrivals.
In Latin America, price adjustments were registered in Chile for local avocadoes as a result of advanced ripening, which is usual at this stage of the season.
In North America, imported easy peelers were mostly traded on the U.S. East Coast.
In Northern Europe and Russia, the Southern Hemisphere Satsuma season was nearing its end, making way to the Clementine season, which was mainly made up of Argentine and South African fruit.
In the Middle East, fair sales activity was observed for increasing volumes of South African clementines.
In Asia, moderate sales pace was registered.
In North America, low volumes were recorded for Chilean kiwifruit in the U.S.
Latin American markets remained depressed but sales activity was adequate in terms of volume arrivals.
In Europe, stable activity was registered with sufficient sales pace given current availability.
In Asia, moderate trading was seen in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Japan.
In North America, the first Chilean lemon lots were traded on the U.S. East Coast.
In Europe, sales activity was still slow on the continent, while Spanish Verna availability continued. South African and Argentine supply registered stable prices in Russia, despite moderate sales pace.
In the Middle East, good sales activity continued with high availability of South African supply,
In North America, supply mostly came from domestic fruit in the U.S.
In Europe, low sales activity was registered for Southern Hemisphere oranges.
In the Middle East, the last lots of Egyptian Valencias were traded during the week.
In Asia, Navel and Valencia oranges dominated the market.
In North America, the imported Bosc variety was dominant in the U.S. but sales activity was still lower than expected.
In Latin America, good condition U.S. D'Anjou pears showed a better sales pace than Argentine supply in Mexico. Trading was active in South America while Packham's availability was low in Colombia.
In Europe, stable market activity was recorded but placement was somewhat difficult for the Abate Fetel variety.
In North America and Europe, scarce inventory led to a difficult situation for importers, causing a downward price trend.
In Asia and the Middle East, new Southern Hemisphere arrivals were not yet registered.
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