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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 1-18-19

    Market Trends 1/18/19

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    Chilean Ports were on strike leaving grape volumes down from previous years at this time. These volumes should start to increase next week. Demand is very good but supplies are light. Look for prices to ease up by the first of February as the volumes increase. The overall crop volume and quality out of Chile looks good.

  • Market Trends 1-11-19

    Market Trends 1/11/19

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    Pork production for the last week of 2018 fell near 10%, year-over-year, but total yearly production was up an estimated 2.6% vs. 2017. While hams and loins have certainly weighed heavy on the wholesale USDA pork cutout, spot pork belly prices caught a late-year uptrend, closing out 13% higher year over year.

  • MT 12-28-18

    Market Trends 12/28/18

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    The cheese markets have found some support over the last week. CME Class IV milk futures have risen notably and are now carrying a premium over their equivalent Class III milk futures through at least next year. This encourages milk supplies to go to butter manufacturing instead of cheese production.

  • MT_12_21_18

    Market Trends 12/21/18

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    Aggressive forward pork sales plus stellar exports continue lending support to the USDA pork cutout value.

  • MT 12-14-18

    Market Trends 12/14/18

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    The snow crab leg markets remains elevated, however, the high prices appear to be slowing activity and thus overall demand. The Alaskan Bering Sea snow crab harvest remains minimal with the bulk of the quota expected to be landed after the holidays. The quota this year is 50% larger than 2017-18 but is not near enough to normalize the overall supply.

  • MT 12-6-18

    Market Trends 12/7/18

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    Iced green onion supplies are plentiful. There's been an increase in volume from Northern Mexico over the past seven days. Market pricing is decreasing daily making it a perfect time to promote on menus.

  • MT 11-30-18

    Market Trends 11/30/18

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    The coffee markets continue to trade at relatively engaging levels. World coffee supplies are generally adequate, however, coffee demand has been strong with Brazilian exports in October up 33% from the previous year. The downside price risk in coffee from here is likely minimal.

  • MT 11 23 18

    Market Trends 11/23/18

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    The bone-in chicken wing markets are the cheapest for this time of year since 2014. Recent history suggests that chicken breast and wing prices can still drop through year end.

  • MT 11-16-18

    Market Trends 11/16/18

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    There is no shortage of eggplant from the Calfornia desert. We’ll see good supply from this area for another three weeks. FOBs are steady with great quality available.

  • MT 11-9-18

    Market Trends 11/9/18

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    Soil moisture conditions for the domestic winter wheat crop have improved considerably this fall. As of October 28th, 53% of the 2019-20 U.S. winter wheat crop was rated in either good or excellent condition. This compares to 52% last year. Forecasts for favorable weather could weigh heavy on wheat futures in the near term.