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Harvest Trends week 38 - 2010

Harvest Trends: Week 38 - 2010

Avocado

The Hass harvest is almost finished in both Peru and South Africa. Chile has become the main supplier of the variety in the Southern Hemisphere,  although the harvest has been slow due to a weak dollar exchange and the extensive long weekend surrounding the country’s independence day (September 17-20). A good price in the national market continues to capture a share of volumes for export, but a change is expected in about two weeks (October 10). The Hass’ quality is in general good with large sizes, which have been given priority for export. The accumulation of dry matter of the Hass in the central zone is considered normal for the period. To date shipments from Chile have totaled some 12,000 tons, compared to 60,000 tons at the same point last season.

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