He said volume is up for the third consecutive year.
Clevenger said the first load of Brazil fruit set is scheduled to depart Aug. 12 with arrivals pegged for late August and early September.
He said he’s hearing Brazil production could be down up to 20%.
“This season should bring typical Brazilian quality and a very nice looking piece of fruit,” Clevenger said Aug. 6. “The blush coming from Brazil is usually very nice. We don’t anticipate much difference from that region.”
Golden said early Brazil production should be a little lighter than the last several years but closer to normal production ranges.
Ecuador normally begins loading its boats in late September for early October arrivals and Brazil typically finishes production in late November.