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Imports of Peruvian blueberries through Philadelphia and NYC expected to increase

Last week’s potential rail strike highlighted the importance of having a resilient supply chain distribution system that can ensure the continuity of goods and services. Supply chain issues can have a significant impact on business, both in terms of cost and reputation.

Peru imports of blueberries through Philadelphia and New York City area ports of entry are expected to increase. Trading is moderate. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large 26.00-28.00. Quality is being reported as good. The movement of blueberries through Oregon and Washington is expected to continue to decrease as many growers have finished the harvest. Trading is fairly slow, and prices are generally unchanged. Quality is being reported as generally good.

The movement of blueberries from British Columbia, Canada crossing through Northwest Washington is expected to decrease sharply as most growers have finished the harvest. Supplies are insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Lighter crossings are expected to continue through September 24th.

Peru imports of blueberries through Southern California ports of entry are expected to increase. The quality is generally good. Blueberry crossings from Mexico through Arizona, California, and Texas are expected to increase seasonally. Supplies are insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality is reported as variable. The first F.O.B. report is expected to be issued the week of October 7th.

The movement of avocado crossings from Mexico through Texas is expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate with prices lower, sizes 32-36s, range between 29.25-35.25. Peruvian imports of avocados through Philadelphia and New York City ports of entry are expected to remain about the same. Trading is fairly active, with prices higher.

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Source: mymarketnews.ams.usda.gov


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