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Stonefruit in Charts: Prices of Chilean fruit in the U.S. market


In this week's installment, we wanted to take a look at U.S. market prices of stonefruit - nectarines, peaches and plums - from Chile, which currently the only supplier at this time of year according to USDA data.

Nectarines

We're going to start with nectarines. Although their prices have experienced a sharp decline in prices over the last few weeks, they are currently higher than the last three seasons at the same point.

In the chart below we can see that in week 11, the average price of conventional nectarines was US$1.57 per kilo, which is up 14% on 2018-19.

Chilean conventional nectarines prices (USD/KG) in the U.S. market


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Peaches

The next stonefruit category we'll look at is peaches. After experiencing a few weeks with prices below the last season amid a decline in recent weeks, prices have recovered and are now running higher than the 2018-19 campaign.

In week 11, prices were on average US$1.55 per kilo, which is 15% up on last year.

Chilean conventional peaches prices (USD/KG) in the U.S. market


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Plums

Prices of conventional plums in the last six weeks have remained good and stable, running higher than the last three seasons.

In week 11 the average price was US$1.96 per kilo, which is a whole 23% up on last season.

Average prices of conventional plums (USD/KG) in the U.S. market


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)


Written by: Cristian Crespo
Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on March 17, 2020 (Link)

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