Market Pulse week 35 – 2010 -

Market Pulse week 35 – 2010


In Latin American, active sales of Chilean kiwi were seen in Mexico and Brazil. Argentina saw higher prices for kiwis of better quality.

In Asia, the trend to lower prices for Chilean kiwi in Hong Kong/China that was seen in August returned, posting prices similar to those of last week, and the same for the supply from New Zealand. The Japanese market is developing steadily for the whole Southern Hemisphere.

In Europe and Russia, there are hints of lower sales, with Russia reporting higher prices.

In the United States, the movement in kiwi was moderate. The market is empty, mainly of Chilean fruit, and many importers have been left without inventory. On both coasts higher prices have been seen.


In Europe and the United Kingdom, sales are stable, while in Russia, a lower level of rotation for Southern Hemisphere oranges remains.

In the United States shipments of late varieties have seen good movement, while older lots show slower movement. Prices are rising on both coasts for new lots.

In Asia, the big supply from South Africa saw a trend toward higher prices this week in the principal market of Hong Kong/China. In Japan, competitive prices have been one of the reasons for price adjustments in the rest of the Southern Hemisphere supply.


In Europe, sales are stable on the Continent and in the Unied Kingdom, while in Russia, high volumes are putting pressure on sales and causing price fluctuations.

In the United States shipments of late varieties have seen good movement, while older lots show slower movement. Prices are rising on both coasts for new lots.


In Europe, stable sales rates were seen in the main markets. In Russia, a higher supply put pressure on sales, while in the United Kingdon, importers are already preparing for the Spanish lemon season.

In Asia, the main markets reported stability in sales and prices for the whole lemon supply. Japan posted price adjustments for some lots of Chilean lemons in worse condition, while Mexico announced the arrival of its first shipments for next week, marking the transition to the Northern Hemisphere season.

In the United States, the market was more active, mainly because the offering from supplier countries has continued its downward trend. On the East Coast, there was a change in price for almost all levels and suppliers.


In Latin America, higher prices for U.S. apples in Mexico maintained a low rotation in inventory. In Colombia, higher supply of Chilean Galas of medium quality put pressure on prices, while in Brazil, the apple market remained stable.

In Asia, the volume of Chilean Galas and U.S. red Delicious are dminishing each week in Hong Kong/China and the 2009-10 is finished. Prices for this year's supply are higher despite maintaining high variability, depending on the quality and condition of the fruit. Taiwan reports a complicated market situation because of the high inventory of Chilean Fujis.

In the United States, the number of imported apples is too low to influence the market. Prices are rising on both coasts, especially on the West Coast for the supply from the new season of local Galas.


In the United States, the market has been moderate, with an increase in demand because of Labor Day. On the West Coast prices are higher for the supply from Mexico and are variable for the local supply.

In Europe, the first shipments of Chilean Hass are expected to be delayed. In the United Kingdom, there has been a slight increase in the price because of less availability of Hass from Peru and South Africa.

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September 6, 2010 – Fresh Fruit Portal