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Market Scope - Market Scope - Table grapes — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (593-544-356) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices red globe higher, others generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged crimson seedless large/extra-large mostly $18.55, medium/large fair appearance $10.55-12.55, medium mostly $12.55-14.55; red globe large/extra-large mostly $18.55, medium $14.55-16.55; autumn king large/extra-large mostly $18.55-20.55, autumn royal large/extra-large mostly $18.55-20.55. Extra services included.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (97-118-69) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices crimson seedless and red globes lower, autumn king higher, others generally unchanged. 19-pound containers bagged. Crimson seedless large/extra-large $16.55-18.55, medium/large fair appearance $10.55-12.55, medium $12.55-14.55; red globe large/extra-large mostly $15.55; autumn king large/extra-large mostly $20.55; autumn royal large/extra-large mostly $16.55. Extra services included.
PERU — Imports (6-33*-16) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red globe-type lower. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. 8-kilogram containers bagged red globe-type. Mostly $20-22. Flame seedless mostly $30-32. Thompsons seedless mostly $26. Quality good. *adjusted
BRAZIL — Imports (0-7*-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. 8-kilogram containers bagged white seedless-type. Mostly $20-22. Quality good. *adjusted
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