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Market Trends

Check our market reports for news and trends on market conditions along with a weekly snapshot of the fresh produce market. These reports are updated weekly, 50 times a year. 

  • MT 9-21-18

    Market Trends 9/21/18

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    World snow crab supplies remain limited. U.S. snow crab imports in July were basically double what they were the previous year but at sharply higher price levels. The Alaskan snow crab fishing season will commence this fall. However, expectations are that the Alaskan quota will remain historically small. Elevated snow crab prices are likely to persist.

  • Market Trends 9 14 18

    Market Trends 9/7/18

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    Prices are level; volume is high. New crop Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious Apples are available. Sugar levels range from 14 to 18 Brix, depending on variety. New crop California Galas are on the market as well. Quality is excellent: apples are crisp and juicy.

  • MT 9 7 18

    Market Trends 9/7/18

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    Last week pork production was up 3.3% and was 7.7% larger than the same week in 2017. The USDA is projecting Q4 pork output to be 6.3% more than last year which should aid seasonal price declines this fall.

  • MT 8-31

    Market Trends 8/31/18

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    Expect the asparagus market to rise for the next ten days. Central Mexico fields are past peak production, while Baja yields are slowly increasing. Limited Peruvian stocks are helping to meet demand. Quality is good.

  • MT week ending 8-24-18

    Market Trends 8/24/18

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    Idaho, Oregon and Washington are now shipping all three colors of onions fresh out of the field. Quality products are peaking at medium to jumbo size.

  • MT 8-17-18

    Market Trends 8/17/18

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    The orange market is very strong across the board. Mid-sized Valencia oranges are starting to peak and demand is exceeding supply.

  • Market Trends 8-10-18

    Market Trends 8/10/18

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    Worldwide demand for seafood remains strong. With the exception of shrimp, most domestic seafood markets are priced higher than last year this time.

  • MT 072718

    Market Trends 7/27/18

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    Demand for Lemons is far exceeding the supply on all sizes of the fancy and choice grades. The market is extremely strong.

  • MT 7-20-18

    Market Trends 7/20/18

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    The salmon markets have traded near 2017 levels during the early summer. Total U.S. salmon imports during May were down 16% year on year. However, U.S. Atlantic salmon imports were up 28% from 2017.

  • MT 7-13-18

    Market Trends 7/13/18

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    Chicken producer margins have improved with the recent decline in feed costs. This should encourage chicken output gains in the coming weeks.