In the main markets of Chilean blueberry, movement improves and prices tend to rise from the previous week, as the arrival volumes decrease. In China and the US, prices remain lower than those of the previous season, while in Europe, during the last two weeks, these have been higher than those recorded in the same weeks of 2016.
In China, cherry rotation slows down after the Chinese New Year celebration. However, the lower supply available has allowed prices to rise and exceed those of the previous season.
While in Mexico prices are falling, in Brazil there is an increase in sales due to the end of the holiday for a large part of the population. In the US, both demand and movement remain stable, but prices tended to decline slightly. In the Far East, the volume increase caused negative adjustments in prices. In Europe, most of the supply is still South African and prices depend on the size and variety of the fruit.
Peaches and Nectarines
In the US and Europe, the market remains stable, with an adequate level of demand for the current supply. In China, the greater supply of nectarines causes negative adjustments in prices. In Mexico, while prices for peaches increase, nectarines tend to decline.
In China, the high supply of red and black seedless varieties keeps sales under pressure and prices tend to decline, while the limited supply of white seedless varieties allows for rapid movement and prices on the rise. Chilean and Peruvian Red Globe recorded lower prices than in the previous week, due to a greater supply and the presence of lots with condition problems. In Latin America, the supply of white seedless grapes falls, allowing increases in the prices of Chilean Thompson Seedless. In the US, the market remains under pressure due to the high availability of seedless varieties, adversely affecting sales and prices of black seedless varieties and Red Globe. In Europe, sales of seedless white varieties have a good pace, while seedless red prices have tended to fall.
European pome fruits stocks are lower than the previous season, while in the US, domestic fruit stocks surpass last year's levels.