Market Pulse week 36 -- 2010


In Asia, favorable conditions are reported in the market for the end of the kiwi season in the Southern Hemisphrere. Chile's yield maintained price stability in Japan, with some increases in Hong Kong/China because of low supplies. Importers in Korea were less optimistic, alluding to a difficult season despite the fact that several economic variables were favorable this season, such as a better exchange rate than last year and a reduction in import tariffs.

In Latin America, adjustments in prices in Chilean kiwi were seen in Mexico and Brazil. In Colombia, sales were stable, while in Argentina, the movement in Chilean kiwi continued to go down.

In Europe and Russia, the end of Chilean kiwi season is coming, while the season in Italy is starting, posting the first limied shipments in the Russian market.


In the United States, the start of the school year has positively influenced movement in the market. The first lots of South African Valencia arrived on the East Coast. Prices remained stable on the East Coast and readjusted on the West Coast.

In Europe, Valencias dominate and their sales remain stable in the main markerts, while in Russia, higher volumes of oranges put pressure on sales.

In Asia, sales continued to be active in the main markets for the Southern Hemisphere supply. In Hong Kong/China, the big supply from South Africa maintains a relatively stable price. In Japan, there is a high inventory rotation, favoring sales mainly in Australia and Chile.


In the United States, the mandarin season is done, with a total of 42,500 tons, 24% less than at the same date last season. Market movement will continue to be moderate and prices of minneolas from Peru could dminish to improve the flow; Murcottts should maintain their stable prices.


In Asia, the apple season for the Southern Hemisphere is finished. In Hong Kong/China, prices are rising for the supply of bi-color apples from Chile and New Zealand like they did for the Red Delicious of the United States last season. In both cases limited quantity and variable prices depending n the quality and condition of the fruit were reported. In Taiwan, slow sales continue, and importers say they are starting better efforts to manage the high inventories of Fuji from the Southern Hemisphere, especially from Chile, where this season posted a strong increase in exports.

In the United States, the market continues to be moderate after Labor Day. The supply from Chile has been seen in some cases to lack ripeness and the opposite is happening in California. This week the big markets on both coasts saw higher prices.

In Europe, higher prices for Hass were seen in the United Kingdom and France, while in the Netherlands and Spain, sales remained stable.

Source: iQonsulting