"After a few bad months, the lime market's picked up again," says René Bouman of FMI International in the Netherlands. "There's currently good demand throughout Europe. Volumes have decreased too. There's also high demand on the local Brazilian market for limes at the moment. Supply's declining and the season's ending."
"We saw, last week, that more was loaded from Brazil. If that continues, there will be ample limes again. That will be in two to three weeks. Mexico's been sending very limited lime volumes for a few months already."
On the lemon market, things are still very quiet, according to the importer. "Sales are stable, and importers have sufficient stock. The expected price increase, following Argentina's export freeze, hasn't yet happened," concludes René.