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

Movement of Oregon and Washington blueberries expected to decrease slightly as season progresses

At this point in time, the US foodservice industry is cautiously optimistic that the return to in-person learning for most of the nation’s schools and universities will help to improve sales volumes.

Movement of avocadoes from Mexico crossings through Texas is expected to decrease as demand continues to exceed supplies on large sizes. For Peruvian imports arriving through the ports of Miami, Philadelphia, and New York, movement is expected to remain about the same, with supplies of 2-layer cartons in too few hands to establish a market.

Movement from the South District California is expected to remain about the same. Trading was active and prices lower on 84s and organic, others higher. Demand remains strong, exceeding available supplies on 32s, 36s, and 40s.

Movement of blueberries from Oregon and Washington is expected to decrease slightly as the season progresses. Trading was moderate with prices higher for tighter supplies through the week. Late varieties are being harvested with some fruit being diverted to the freezer after unseasonably warm temperatures in growing areas. High freight rates and fruit from competing growing areas are limiting shipment and sales. Michigan blueberries movement is expected to continue its seasonal decrease.

Trading was moderate at higher prices with quality continuing to be variable. Movement from British Columbia Canada crossing through Northwest Washington is expected about the same with Bluecrop and Elliot varieties being harvested. Trading was moderate early and fairly active later at higher prices. Peruvian imports arriving through both Southern California and through the Philadelphia and New York City areas movement via boat is expected to increase. Trading is active on both coasts at higher prices.

 

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