Market Pulse week 28 — 2011 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse week 28 — 2011

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 28 — 2011 (July 15)

Apples

In North America, bi-colored varieties maintained good sales activity, with the exception of the Fuji variety. Granny Smith apples registered good sales in the U.S.

In Latin America, low sales pace was seen for imported Royal Gala apples in Colombia, while domestic apple trade improved in Argentina.

In Europe, the Southern Hemisphere season was nearing its end with good sales pace reported.

In the Middle East, sales activity and prices remained stable.

In Asia, consumption was stable in Taiwan but inventory rotation was slower than expected. Markets were still transitioning to the domestic season in India.

Avocadoes

In North America, low sales activity was registered during the week in the U.S.

In Latin America, the first 2011/12 season Chilean Hass avocadoes were traded in the domestic market, but fruit showed a low concentration of dry matter.

On the European continent, high Peruvian volumes continued to put the market under pressure, while problems with condition were reported.

Easy Peelers

In North America, the U.S. market remained stable, but placement of smaller size fruit was difficult.

In Northern Europe and Russia, moderate inventory rotation was registered as consumers showed a preference for seasonal fruit.

In the Middle East, stable market activity was seen for Southern Hemisphere supply.

In Asia, U.S. supply progressively decreased in Japan.

Kiwifruit

In North America, stable market activity was seen for imported kiwifruit in the U.S.

In Latin America, prices fell for imported kiwifruit in Colombia.

In Europe, moderate trading was reported for Southern Hemisphere supply.

In the Middle East, stable sales activity was observed.

In Asia, markets were depressed with slow sales pace.

Lemons

In North America, the placement of smaller size lemons became more difficult in the U.S., but sales activity remained stable.

In Northern Europe and the U.K., Spanish Verna availability still affected Southern Hemisphere supply trading.

In the Middle East, markets remained stable.

In Asia, stable prices were registered in Japan, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.

Oranges

In North America, the U.S. market was supplied by Chile and South Africa, while also complemented by Californian Navels with active sales pace.

In Europe, low sales pace was seen for Southern Hemisphere supply due to Spanish Valencia availability.

In the Middle East, markets were put under pressure by Egyptian Valencias, leading to a difficult situation for South African Navels and price adjustments were reported.

In Asia, markets remained stable with sales activity sufficient to absorb supply.

Pears

In North America, the Southern Hemisphere Packham's T season was over in the U.S., while moderate sales activity was seen for the remaining Bosc supply.

In Latin America, the Mexican market remained stable with stable prices as well for imported D'Anjour pears. The Packham's T variety was scarce in Colombia, while moderate trading continued in Argentina.

In Europe, the Southern Hemisphere pear season was nearing its end, with slow inventory seen for the Forelle variety. The last Packham's T lots registered healthy activity in Russia.

Pomegranates

In North America, the last Southern Hemisphere lots showed low sales activity.

In Europe and Russia, the situation was similar, while a narrow and well-directed market space was seen for the Arils variety in Northern Europe. South Africa was almost the only direct supplier.

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