Produce Market Report – May 2016

Mexican avocado supplies have tightened as of late bringing support to the avocado markets. U.S. avocado imports from the country last week fell 28% and were 17% less than the same week last year. The avocado markets could remain erratic during the next few weeks but the recent decline in the value of the Mexican peso may temper any further price increases. Iceberg lettuce supplies have been subpar as of late as well with shipments last week down 15% from the previous year. Lettuce supplies are expected to remain limited in the near term which should be supportive of the markets.

Product Description

Market Trend

Supplies

Price vs. Last Year

Limes (150 ct)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Lemons (95 ct)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Lemons (200 ct)

Increasing

Short

Lower

Honeydew (6 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Cantaloupe (15 ct)

Steady

Good

Higher

Blueberries (12 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Strawberries (12 pnts)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Avacados (Hass 48 ct)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Bananas (40 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Pineapple (7 ct) Term

Increasing

Good

Higher

Idaho Potato (60 ct. 50 lb)

Increasing

Short

Lower

Idaho Potato (70 ct. 50 lb)

Increasing

Short

Lower

Idaho Potato (70 ct.) Term

Increasing

Short

Lower

Idaho Potato (90 ct. 50 lb)

Steady

Short

Higher

Idaho Potato #2 (6 oz 100 lb)

Steady

Short

Higher

Processing Potato (cwt)

Steady

Short

Lower

Yellow Onions (50 lb)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Yellow Onions (50 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Red Onions (25 lb) Term

Increasing

Good

Higher

White Onions (50 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (large – case)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (5×6 – 25 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (4×5 vine ripe)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Roma Tomatoes (large-case)

Steady

Good

Lower

Roma Tomatoes (xlarge-case)

Steady

Good

Lower

Green Peppers (large-case)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Red Peppers (large 15 lb case)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Iceberg Lettuce (24 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Iceberg Lettuce (24 ct) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Leaf Lettuce (24 ct)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Romaine Lettuce (24 ct)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Mesculin Mix (3 lb) Term

Increasing

Good

Lower

Broccoli (14 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Squash (1/2 bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Zucchini (1/2 bushel)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Green Beans (bushel)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Spinach, Flat 24s

Increasing

Good

Lower

Mushrooms (10 lb lg) Term

Steady

Good

Higher

Cucumbers (bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Pickles (200-300 ct) Term

Increasing

Good

Lower

Asparagus (small)

Decreasing

Good

Same

Freight (Truck: CA-Cty Av)

Increasing

Good

Lower