Produce Market Report – June 2016

 

4.1.1

The tomato markets have remained fairly stable as the chief U.S. production region transitions to the Southeast and out of Florida. U.S. tomato shipments last week rose 2.6% and were slightly above the same week a year ago. Seasonal charts suggest that modestly lower tomato prices could be forthcoming next month assuming the weather cooperates. Lettuce supplies are improving with shipments climbing 8.6% last week from the week prior and tracking 9.8% above the same week in 2015. Lettuce prices could soften in the near term but seasonal charts indicate that higher lettuce prices are likely later this summer.

 

Product Description

Market Trend

Supplies

Price vs. Last Year

Limes (150 ct)

Steady

Good

Higher

Lemons (95 ct)

Steady

Good

Lower

Lemons (200 ct)

Steady

Short

Higher

Honeydew (6 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Cantaloupe (15 ct)

Steady

Good

Same

Blueberries (12 ct)

Steady

Good

Lower

Strawberries (12 pnts)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Avacados (Hass 48 ct)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Bananas (40 lb) Term

Steady

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

Decreasing

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

Higher

Yellow Onions (50 lb)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Yellow Onions (50 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Red Onions (25 lb) Term

Increasing

Good

Higher

White Onions (50 lb) Term

Increasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (large – case)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (5×6 – 25 lb) Term

Increasing

Good

Lower

Tomatoes (4×5 vine ripe)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Roma Tomatoes (large-case)

Increasing

Good

Same

Roma Tomatoes (xlarge-case)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Green Peppers (large-case)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Red Peppers (large 15 lb case)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Iceberg Lettuce (24 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Iceberg Lettuce (24 ct) Term

Increasing

Good

Lower

Leaf Lettuce (24 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Romaine Lettuce (24 ct)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Mesculin Mix (3 lb) Term

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Broccoli (14 ct)

Decreasing

Good

Higher

Squash (1/2 bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Zucchini (1/2 bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Green Beans (bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Spinach, Flat 24s

Decreasing

Good

Lower

Mushrooms (10 lb lg) Term

Steady

Good

Higher

Cucumbers (bushel)

Increasing

Good

Higher

Pickles (200-300 ct) Term

Increasing

Good

Higher

Asparagus (small)

Increasing

Good

Lower

Freight (Truck: CA-Cty Av)

Decreasing

Good

Lower