Market Pulse week 27 — 2011 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse week 27 — 2011

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 27 — 2011 ( July 8 )

Apples

In North America, good sales activity continued for imported Royal Gala apples while moderate sales pace was registered for the Fuji variety in the U.S.

In Latin America, trading continued without any major problems, although sales activity was affected by the cold spell in Argentina.

In continental Europe and the U.K., no significant changes were seen and trading remained fair, while better activity was observed in Russia, especially for the Granny Smith variety.

In the Middle East, trading continued without any major problems. Prices rose for imported U.S. Red Delicious and Chilean Royal Gala apples in Dubai.

In Asia, moderate sales activity was seen in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, while better sales pace was observed for Fuji apples in Taiwan.

Avocadoes

In North America, the first Chilean Hass arrivals were registered in the U.S. avocado market.

In Latin America, avocadoes registered price increases in Chile but sales activity was not affected.

In Europe, moderate demand was reported but it was insufficient given supply availability.

Easy Peelers

In North America, Southern Hemisphere easy peelers registered moderate activity in the U.S., along with price adjustments to encourage trading.

In Northern Europe and Russia, lower market activity was observed due to competition with summer fruit.

In the Middle East, Southern Hemisphere clementine markets remained stable.

In Asia, markets showed moderate activity.

Kiwifruit

In North America, imported kiwifruit registered sufficient sales pace given availability in the U.S.

In Latin America, fresh fruit consumption was impacted by the cold spell in Argentina.

In Europe, the Chilean Hayward season was nearing its end.

In Asia, markets were depressed with low sales activity.

Lemons

In North America, stable activity was seen for Chilean supply on the U.S. East Coast but volumes were concentrated on smaller size fruit.

In Europe, competition with Spanish Verna lemons negatively affected sales for Southern Hemisphere fruit. In the U.K., the situation was stable while imports exceeded demand in Russia.

In the Middle East, prices remained high for Southern Hemisphere fruit as demand exceeded supply.

In Asia, the Japanese market was stable with some price adjustments observed in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

Oranges

In North America, Southern Hemisphere oranges started selling in the U.S. market.

In Europe, South African oranges showed quality problems.

In the Middle East, high South African Navel arrivals pushed down prices.

In Asia, Californian oranges registered a good sales pace.

Pears

In North America, scarce availability was seen for Packham's T pears but sales activity was good. No improvements were reported for the imported Bosc variety.

In Latin America, good sales pace was registered for D'Anjou lots in stable condition in Mexico. Packham's T registered good sales activity in Colombia and Brazil, while consumption was affected by low temperatures in Argentina.

In Europe, moderate pear trading was observed with red varieties most affected. In Russia, similar problems were seen with red varieties but trading was healthy for Packham's T pears.

Pomegranates

In North America and Europe, Southern Hemisphere pomegranates did not register sales pace improvement. Importers expected to clear inventories during July, lowering prices to encourage trade movement.

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