Skip to main content

Grapes in Charts: Volumes through March running higher than last year


For this "In Charts", we will outline how the U.S. grape market has been behaving recently, looking at pricing, volumes, origin markets and differing varieties of table grapes.

As shown in the chart below, table grape prices in North American markets have decreased in the first few months of 2020. Data further down will better explain this shift and what could happen for prices short-term as the season advances.

Historical prices of table grapes (USD/kg) in the U.S. market


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

Meanwhile, grape volumes during the first few months of 2020 are higher than those recorded at the same time last year.

Table grape volumes in the U.S. market


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

South Africa, Peru and Chile all reported higher volumes of exports sent to the U.S. for this period in the beginnings of 2020 in comparison to 2019.

Time will tell in the upcoming weeks when it will be easier to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the North American market, but exports out of Chile have undoubtedly been impacted.

Looking forward, we will also have to monitor what happens with Mexican table grapes as the country anticipates 20% less volume exported and that their fruit will arrive to California earlier than usual - according to all foreseeable indications. This may potentially cause prices to shift in the near future.

The following graph demonstrates the different dates that table grapes have arrived to the U.S. market. This show when some markets begin sending their fruit and others enter the market.

Table grape volumes by origin in the U.S.


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 April 07, 2020 (Link)

Comments

  1. Enjoy reading the article above , it really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles. So2 pad for grapes Australia

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Blueberry boom: Worldwide growth creates challenges for NW producers

Overview of the northwest blueberry season by Doug Krahmer of Berries Northwest, Cort Brazelton of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Kasey Cronquist of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Mark Hurst of Hurst's Berry Farm, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published in www.capitalpress.com  on July 30, 2020 ALBANY, Ore. — On a seasonably warm July afternoon in the fertile Willamette Valley, Doug Krahmer stood between rows of organic blueberries and watched as a large mechanical harvester rolled slowly through the field, rattling bushes heavy with ripe fruit. Measuring a little more than 15 feet tall, 11 feet wide and weighing 7 tons, the harvester seemingly floated in the distance over neat rows while fiberglass rods, or “fingers,” shook the berries onto a conveyor belt that swooped them to the upper deck and into plastic crates. From there, the crates were loaded into refrigerated trucks and driven from the farm north of Albany, Ore., to a packing shed ea

Agronometrics in Charts: Demand for berries skyrockets in 2021

This time for the ‘In Charts’ series we will give an update as to how the average prices of berries have been behaving. Specifically, we will look at the prices of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries in the United States market and compare them with previous seasons. An increase in demand, brought on by the tendency to consume “superfoods” such as berries during the Covid-19 pandemic, seem to have pushed prices up despite the fact that volumes imported by the United States have been similar or higher than those of previous years. Let's look at each particular case: Blueberries Blueberry prices experienced a significant increase from week 3 of 2021, showing the highest prices of the last 5 seasons for the same date. If we observe the following chart, we can see that, for week 7 of 2021, the average price of conventional blueberries was $7.60 per kilo. This is 24 percent higher than in 2020 when the average price was $6.14 per kilo. Volumes for blueberr

Peru's blueberry oversupply takes its toll on export price

Overview of the Peruvian blueberry season, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.   Original published in FreshPlaza.com   on November 25, 2020  This year's Peruvian blueberry season began in June with the export of 1,010 tons worth 5 million dollars. These figures represented a 25% increase in volume and a 77% increase in value over the same month of 2019. The lower production in the northern hemisphere due to weather problems allowed producers to achieve attractive prices of $ 5.15 per kilogram in June. Volume (in Kg) of blueberry from PerĂº in the US market Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics . (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here ) The good reception of Peruvian blueberries and the increase in prices encouraged exports during July, a month in which the country shipped 4,808 tons (+ 108%) for 26 million dollars (+ 102%). In this month, the increase in the Peruvian supply generated a slight 3% fall in the typical prices of the month,