Market Pulse Week 48 - 2012

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 48 – 2012 (Nov. 30)


In North America, the U.S. market was stable and showed no price changes for the Chilean offer. The Mexican supply showed some price adjustments.

In Europe, France reported adequate sales for Chilean Hass. The U.K. showed high consumer sales, especially for green varieties.


In North America, the U.S. market showed a wide price range depending on the quality of the product.

In Europe, sales showed moderate activity in the Netherlands, while in Spain the situation was more complicated. In the U.K., the market had a higher supply level, generating some pressure on the market.

In Asia, good movement was seen in Taiwan and China. The market was reported as stable.


In North America, market activity continued to slow due to high sales prices.

In Europe, sales were recorded for the first Chilean cherries on the continent, with slow movement due to high prices and the economic crisis in the region.

In Asia, limited supply and high prices in Taiwan characterized the market. In China, good quality in some varieties motivated price increases.


In North America, imported grapes showed low market activity due to high prices.

In Europe, the Netherlands had very low imported grape supply. The latest lots of seedless grapes from Brazil were being offered. In the U.K. there was a similar situation, although the Brazilian season was expected to extend for a few more weeks.

In Asia, the local supply trumped consumption for imported grapes in Taiwan, while China recorded the first public sales of Peruvian Red Globe. The fruit was difficult to move.

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