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Marketscope: Fruit f.o.b.s as of March 16 (March 22, 2020 - April 4, 2020)


Overview of week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities in US market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics.



Original published in ThePacker.com on March 22, 2020 - April 4, 2020

What the numbers mean

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated. Shipments, in 1,000 cwt., are for weeks ending: 1st no. = Feb. 22; 2nd no. = Feb. 29; 3rd no. = March 5. Expected movement is for March 22 to April 4. F.o.b. prices are as of March 16.

Apples

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2019 CROP — Shipments (1,161-1,281-1,344, Includes exports 335-353-373) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Fuji active at lower prices, others active. Prices Fuji lower, others generally unchanged. Washington Extra Fancy Carton tray pack Red Delicious 72-88s mostly 14.00-16.00, 100-113s 14.00-15.00; Golden Delicious fine appearance 72s mostly 26.00-30.00, 80s mostly 26.00-28.00, 88s mostly 22.00-26.00, 100s mostly 18.00-22.00; Fuji 64s mostly 20.00- 22.00, 72-80s mostly 18.00-22.00, 88s mostly 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 15.00-17.00, 113s mostly 14.00-16.00; Granny Smith 64s mostly 18.00-20.00, 72-80s mostly 18.00-22.00, 88s 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 17.00-19.00, 113-125s mostly 16.00-18.00; Gala 64-72s mostly 20.00-23.00, 80s 20.00-22.00, 88s mostly 18.00-20.00, 100s mostly 15.00-17.00, 113s 13.00-16.00, 125s mostly 13.00-15.00; Honeycrisp 56s mostly 26.00-32.90, 64s mostly 30.00-36.90, 72-80s 32.00-38.90, 88s mostly 30.00-36.90, 100s mostly 28.00-32.90. Cartons 12 3- pound film bags Red Delicious Washington Extra Fancy 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Golden Delicious 2 1/2" minimum mostly 16.95-18.95; Fuji 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Granny Smith 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95; Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 15.95-17.95; Honeycrisp 2 1/2" minimum mostly 30.95-34.95. ORGANIC cartons tray pack Gala Washington Extra Fancy 64-80s mostly 22.00-26.00, 88s mostly 20.00-24.00, 100s 18.00-20.00; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Gala 2 1/2" minimum mostly 18.95-20.95.

Reported prices of apples in US market (Yakima Valley & Wenatchee District Washington), by varieties.


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

Avocados.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS 2019 CROP Crossings — (491-372-334) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Higher. Cartons 2 layer Hass 32-36s moslty 54.25-56.25, 40-48s mostly 53.25-55.25, 60s mostly 40.25-42.25, 70s mostly 28.25-30.25, 84s mostly 23.25-25.25. Extra services included.

Reported prices of Hass avocados in US market (Mexico crossings through Texas), by size.


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

Blueberries

CHILE IMPORTS — PORT OF ENTRY LOS ANGELES AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat — (12-13*-U) — Movement expected to decrease as the season continues to wind down. Trading Trading active for light supplies. Prices Higher. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large mostly 30.00- 36.00, 12 6-ounce medium-large mostly 22.00-24.00. ORGANIC 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly 30.00-34.00, 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large 22.00-24.00. Quality variable. (* revised, U = unavailable)

Reported prices of blueberries in US market (Chile imports — Port of entry Los Angeles Area, by package.


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

Grapes

PERU IMPORTS — PORTS OF ENTRY PHILADELPHIA AREA AND NEW YORK CITY AREA 2019 CROP Imports via Boat (83-2-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading Moderate. Prices Red Seedless and White Seedless Type Higher, Red Globe Unchanged. 18 lb containers bagged White Seedless Type jbo 24.00-26.00, exlge 22.00-24.00, lge 20.00-22.00, med-lge 16.00-18.00 Red Seedless exlge 22.00-24.00, lge 20.00-22.00, med 16.00-18.00 Red Globe Jbo 24.00-26.00, exlge 22.00-24.00, lge 20.00-22.00.

Reported prices of grapes in US market (Peru imports — Ports of entry Philadelphia area and New York city area), by varieties.


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

Lemons

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments Moderate—Movement expected about the same. Trading Shippers First Grade 95-140s very active, First Grade 75s, 165-235s fairly active, others moderate. Prices Generally Unchanged. 7/10 bushel cartons Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 20.18-24.20, 95-140s mostly 22.18-25.20, 165s mostly 24.18-26.20, 200s mostly 23.18-26.20, 235s mostly 19.00-22.20; Shippers Choice 75s mostly 14.18-18.20, 95s mostly 15.18-19.20, 115s mostly 15.18-18.20, 140s mostly 18.18-22.20, 165s mostly 21.18-24.20, 200s mostly 20.18-24.20, 235s mostly 18.18-21.20. ORGANIC 7/10 bushel Shippers First Grade 75s mostly 27.18-32.20, 95s mostly 32.18-38.20, 115s mostly 28.18-34.20, 140s mostly 26.18-30.20, 165s mostly 24.18-30.98; Shippers Choice 95- mostly 20.18-24.20, 115s mostly 18.18-22.20, 140s mostly 18.18-20.20.

Reported prices of lemons in US market (Central and Southern California and Arizona), by size.


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


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