Market Pulse Week 3 - 2012 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 3 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 3— 2012 (Jan. 20)

Avocadoes

In North America, trading improvements were registered in the U.S. in preparation for the Super Bowl.

In Latin America, Hass markets remained stable in Argentina and Chile.

In Northern Europe, healthy sales pace continued.

Blueberries

In North America, better placement was seen for Chilean blueberries on the U.S. East Coast thanks to individual demand. On the West Coast, inventory flow was maintained with new arrivals and slight price adjustments.

In Europe, Chilean blueberries dominated the market with continued moderate sales.

Cherries

In North America, accumulated arrivals remain lower than last season in the U.S.

In Latin America, moderate trading was reported in the Brazilian market.

In Europe, accumulated arrivals remain lower than last season.

In Asia, logistical and distribution problems were registered in some ports.

Table Grapes

In North America, moderate trading was registered in the U.S. with stable market activity. 

In Latin America, the Brazilian market continued to show low activity. In Colombia, sales pace was suitable for availability.

In Europe, good grape inventory rotation was reported, with some pressure taken off the market.

In Asia, sales activity became slower by mid-week.

Stonefruit

In North America, healthy inventory rotation was registered in the U.S.

In Northern Europe, a healthy sales pace continued.

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