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Agronometrics in Charts: Berry spot market pricing down on last year except for blueberries



This week we're going to provide an update on berry pricing in the U.S. spot market, looking at the average values of blueberries, raspberries. strawberries and blackberries.

Blueberries

Kicking off with blueberries, we can see in the chart below that this category has seen fairly similar pricing to the previous year, with small fluctuations from one week to another.

In week 25, the average price was up 10% year-on-year at US$5.59. The supplying regions are California, Mexico, Georgia, New Jersey, and North Carolina.

Prices of non-organic blueberries (USD per kilo) in the U.S. market


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

Raspberries

In the case of raspberries, we can see that prices have been trending significantly downward in recent weeks, in contrast to previous years.

In week 25 the average price was US$4.70 per kilo, a while 42% lower year-on-year. The supplying regions are California and Mexico.

Prices of non-organic raspberries (USD per kilo) in the U.S. market


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

Strawberries

Prices of strawberries over recent weeks have been generally lower than 2019, but they have shown recovery over the last two weeks.

Prices in week 25 were US$2.52 per kilo on average, which is 15% lower than last year. California and North Carolina are the only supplying regions.

Prices of non-organic strawberries (USD per kilo) in the U.S. market


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

Blackberries

Like raspberries and strawberries, blackberries are also seeing lower pricing year-on-year, despite having experienced a sharp recovery over the last five weeks.

In the chart below you can see that prices as of week 25 were registered at US$5.44, putting them 32% lower year-on-year. The supplying regions are Mexico, Georgia, California and North Carolina.

Prices of non-organic blackberries (USD per kilo) 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 June 23, 2020 (Link)

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