Market Pulse Week 50 - 2013 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse Week 50 - 2013

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 50 – 2013 (December 13)

Avocados

In North America, the U.S. market was quiet with price variations.

In Europe, supplies from Israel and Spain slowly increased. Prices were down for Chilean supply. In the U.K., the market showed moderate sales activity.

Blueberries

In North America, the U.S. market was active with price increases.

In Europe, moderate sales were seen with stable prices, and a recovery was expected later this week.

In Asia, Argentine and Uruguayan supplies were coming to an end, while the Chilean offering increased in volume and showed good quality.

Grapes

In North America, the amount of local fruit stock in the U.S. was high, while the market was moderate overall with significant price changes for imported supply.

In Latin America,  the Colombian market was unreceptive to Peruvian supply, while in Brazil quotations for Peruvian grapes were just starting.

In Europe, the continental market was firm in prices with the first lots from South Africa beginning to arrive. In the U.K., the market was complex due to the high variability of prices and qualities.

In Asia, arrivals from Peru began to increase.

Stonefruit

In North America, the U.S. market had low fruit supplies, while high prices and slow sales were reported for Chilean peaches.

In Latin America, the market was slow due to the low volumes from Chile.

In Europe, the market registered slow growth and it was expected that an increase in volumes from South Africa would improve movement.

In Asia, low volumes from Australia supplied markets.

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