Market Pulse Week 8 - 2013

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 8 – 2013 (Feb. 22)


In North America, the U.S. had a stable market, supplied mostly by Mexico. California volumes were low but more regular shipments were expected for the second week of March.

In Europe, the supply from Spain and Israel was stable, which allowed adequate fluidity in the market.


In North America, the Mexican supply increased its presence in the U.S., although it was still limited. Stable sales prices were reportedblueberries_tree_ ffp for the Chilean offer and fruit quality remained good. There were still sensitive arrivals.

In Europe, good fruit condition led to quick sales. Prices went unchanged for good quality fruit. In the U.K., there was a high presence of sensitive fruit and prices varied depending on condition.

In Asia, the Chilean season ended. Isolated lots were expected to continue through February.


In North America, poor sales were recorded due to the sensitive quality of Chilean fruit.

In Europe, a low  supply meant quick sales. The Chilean and Indian offers remained low, with greater participation expected in the second half of March.

In Asia, dynamic sales and stable prices were reported.

In Latin America, Brazil had an active market while Colombia reported stable sales. The Peruvian Red Globe ended its season.


In North America, slow activity was reported in general for stonefruit.

In Europe, there was a low supply of peaches. Moderate sales were recorded for stonefruit but corresponded with the supply level.

In Asia, markets returned to normal activity after Chinese New Year celebrations. A limited offer was seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

In Latin America, pressure was reported for plums in Colombia, as prices went down. In Brazil, more movement was reported. There was good activity for peaches and nectarines.

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