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Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Green skin avocados flood EU market

After having such a long period where avocados were like gold dust and cost almost as much, the European market for green skin varietal took a sharp dip in week 19 due to record volumes arriving from South Africa and Peru. "The green skin season has been very positive with good sizes and the market was strong until it took a sharp dip in week 19," explains Craig McBain from Halls, South Africa. "This is the first time we have seen this amount of green skins going to Europe, with more than 500,000 cartons arriving per week over a four week period. Volumes have tapered off and we expect the market and prices to stabilise within the next week or so." From a Hass point of view it has been a difficult season for South African growers. Due the drought and high temperatures a lot of the fruit hasn't sized up and the count spreads have been heavily weighted to the small sizes and the markets can't absorb all this small fruit.

Source: freshplaza.com

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