U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

'Mexican blueberry prices up this week - moderate to active trading'

Asparagus shipments out of Peru remain light as delays continue for arrivals at ports on both coasts. Trading is active at much higher prices due to light supplies on the spot market, with most sales from previous commitments. Mexico production remains very light, but volume is expected to begin increasing by next week with much better weather conditions. Prices are currently unavailable to quote as most shipments are booked at previously committed prices.

Mexican blueberry prices were higher this week with moderate to active trading. Quality continues to be variable. Blueberry supplies out of Chile are expected to continue to increase seasonally at higher prices with fairly active trading. Peru blueberries continue to decrease seasonally, with trading slow and in too few hands to establish a market price.

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Bell peppers from Mexico crossing through Nogales are expected to increase seasonally with moderate trading and prices easing as demand slows due to increased supplies. Supplies crossing through Texas remain about steady with fairly active trading and slightly higher prices. Central and south Florida supplies are expected to increase slightly.

Trading remains active and prices about steady as cool temperatures and overcast skies continue to slow crop maturity and limit Florida production. Harvest of green Bell peppers from the Coachella Valley is complete and red is finishing up for the season.

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