Markets are steady to slightly lower than last week. Peruvian imports are shipping into Miami, Florida, while West Coast product is focused in Baja, Mexico.
- Mexico is North America’s primary growing region
- Supplies are being harvested in Baja and Sonora
- Although Tropical Storm Norma caused minimal damage to crops, harvesting was interrupted this weekend
- Size profile is dominated by small-diameter stalks; large and standard sizes are tighter
- Production will shift towards Central Mexico when the Sonora and Baja regions wrap up for the year
- Volume is close to the annual average in Southern Peru despite El Nino weather that lowered yields through the summer months
- Heat in the short and long-term forecast may increase seeding and spread defects over the next three to five weeks
- The high likelihood of another El Nino pattern this winter is threatening to keep Peruvian volume low for next year as well
- FOB pricing is comparable on both coasts
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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