Market Pulse Week 49 - 2013 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 49 - 2013

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 49 – 2013 (December 6)

Avocados

In North America, the U.S. market was moderate with price adjustments.

In Europe, the first lots of Israeli Hass started to arrive on the continent, at a price similar to the Chilean supply. Price adjustments were recorded for greenskin varieties.

Blueberries

In North America, movement in the U.S. market was improving.

In Europe, supply was finishing up from Argentina, Uruguay and Peru. Delayed arrivals were seen for Chile due to customs strikes in late November.

In Asia, a limited and variable quality of arrivals was seen in China, while Chile was registered as sending the best quality. In Japan, demand was affected by the weakening of the yen.

Grapes

In North America, the U.S. market was still focused on local fruit.

In Latin America, U.S. supply declined in Colombia, while the first sales of Peruvian Red Globes were registered.

In Europe, rapid sales were seen for good quality fruit with steady prices. In the U.K., some sales pressure was noticed due to poor quality in some Brazilian lots. However, strong movement was reported for good quality fruit. In Russia, there was still no market for Peruvian Red Globes, with slow sales and price levels below cost.

In Asia, markets were supplied by U.S. grapes and importers were still awaiting the fist Peruvian arrivals.

Stonefruit

In North America, slow movement was seen for the few arrivals from Chile in the U.S.

In Latin America, increasing arrivals of Chilean nectarines were seen in Colombia, but with slow sales.

In Europe, low arrivals of stonefruit were reported, mainly shipped by air freight from South Africa. Prices were high, which meant slow sales continued.

In Asia, low volumes were registered from Australia as the sole supplier.

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