Commodity Pricing

COMMODITY PRICING

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from major domestic shipping points and ports of entry. Protective services are extra unless otherwise stated.
 

 

VEGETABLES - PEPPERS, BELL

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14

Oct 12, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (105-96-79) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading red extra-large and large moderate, others active. Prices green much higher, red irregular size higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large $14.95-16.95, large $13.95-14.95, medium $12.95-13.95; irregular size fair quality green mostly $10.95-12.95, red mostly $12.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large $8.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-7-67) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early active, late extra-large moderate, others very active.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (31-37*-41, greenhouse 19-22*-25, field-grown 12-15*-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red moderate, others fairly slow. Prices red higher, orange lower, yellow generally unchanged. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red and orange mostly $7.95-8.25, yellow mostly $7.95-8.95, Quality variable. *revised.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (47-49-39) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red irregular size fairly active, others moderate. Prices red irregular size higher, yellow and 15-pound cartons slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95, yellow $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large $12.95-14.95; irregular size fair quality red mostly $12.95, yellow mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-3-2) — Movement expected to begin decreasing as many shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $14.35-15.35; extra-large $14.35-14.95, fair quality $10.95-12.35; large $12.35-14.35.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest of green bells was expected to begin late in the week of Oct. 13, followed by red bells the week of Oct. 27. Quality expected to be generally good.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments were expected to begin by week of Oct. 13 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 20. 

Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29

Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (44-49-50) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices jalapeño and poblano higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates serrano mostly $23-24, anaheim $17-18, jalapeño mostly $16-17, poblano mostly $15-17. Quality and size variable.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-2) — Very light volume reported. Trading fairly active. Prices ½-bushel cartons/crates hungarian wax $8.35-8.95, jalapeño $12.35-12.85; 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates hungarian wax mostly $16.35-18.85, jalapeño $16.35-18.85.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments were expected to begin by the week of Sept. 29 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 13.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29

Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (103-113-105) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green fairly active at lower prices, others moderate. Prices green lower, red slightly lower, yellow generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $9-10.50, large mostly $8.45-9.95, medium $7.45-9; irregular size fair quality green mostly $6.95-8, red mostly $8.95-10.95, yellow mostly $12.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large $8-9. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (54-43-47) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red 15-pound cartons slightly lower, red irregular size lower, others generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $7.95-8.95, yellow $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $12.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $7.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (25-36-37) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as harvest winds down. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $8-10.95, large $8-8.95, fair quality $6-7.95. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (31-32-31, greenhouse 19-19-19, field-grown 12-13-12) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $7.35-8.25, yellow mostly $7.95-8.95, orange mostly $8.95-9.95. Quality variable good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-5-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $10.35-12.95; extra-large $10.35-12.95, fair quality $8.35-10.95; large $10.35-11.95. Some harvests curtailed.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Very light volume reported. Trading active. Prices (according to industry sources) 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $14.85-16.85, extra-large $14.35-14.85, extra-large fair quality $12.35-12.85, large $14.35-14.85. The first f.o.b. was expected to be issued after Oct. 4 as more shippers begin.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments was expected to begin by the week of Sept. 29 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 13.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 22

Sep 21, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (101-103-113) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow and medium green higher, red extra-large and large generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $10.95-12, large $10.95-11, medium mostly $9.95-10; irregular size fair quality green mostly $7.95-9, red mostly $9.45-10.95, yellow mostly $12.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95, yellow $10-10.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (58-54-43) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red 15-pound cartons higher, others generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95, yellow $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large mostly $12.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $8.75-9.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (30-25*-36) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened moderate, closed slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $10-12.95, large $10-10.95, fair quality $8-8.95. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (20-31*-32, greenhouse 12-19*-19, field-grown 8-12*-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading red moderate, others fairly slow. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $8.35-9.25, yellow mostly $8.95-10, orange mostly $10.25-11. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed. *revised

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-6*-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $12.35-14.95; extra-large $11.35-14.95, fair quality $9.35-12.95; large $10.35-12.95; medium $10.35-12.95. *revised.

SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Very light volume reported with supplies insufficient to establish market. The first f.o.b. expected after Oct. 1 as more shippers begin to harvest. FIRST REPORT.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments were expected to begin by week of Sept. 29 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 13.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15

Sep 14, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (88-101-103) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green active, others slow. Prices green higher, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $11.45-12.95, large mostly $10.95-11.95, medium mostly $9.45-10; irregular size fair quality green mostly $8.95-9, red and yellow mostly $10.95-12.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (58-58-54) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very slow, late fairly slow. Prices red lower, yellow generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red $6.75-8.95, yellow mostly $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large red mostly $12.95; irregular size fair quality red mostly $8.75-9.95, yellow mostly $10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (22-20-28, greenhouse 13-12-17, field-grown 9-8-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $9.35-10.95, yellow mostly $10.35-11.25, orange mostly $11.35-12.35. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (39-30-24) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large mostly $12.85-14.95, large $12-12.95, fair quality mostly $10-10.95. Quality good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (5-6-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $12-13.35; extra-large $12-13.35, fair quality $10-11.35; large $10.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Light shipments expected to begin by week of Sept. 29 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of Oct. 13. FIRST REPORT.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 8

Sep 7, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (95-88-101) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green active, others very slow. Prices green higher, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large $7.95-8.95, large mostly $6.95-7.95, medium mostly $6.45-7.50; irregular size fair quality green mostly $5.95-6.45, red and yellow $10.95-12.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (47-58-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late very slow. Prices lower. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.75-8.95, yellow mostly $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large red mostly $14.95; irregular size fair quality red mostly $10.75-10.95, yellow mostly $10.95-12.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (30-39-30) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened slow, closed moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $10-10.95, large mostly $9-10.95, fair quality $7-8.95. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (20-22-20, greenhouse 12-13-12, field-grown 8-9-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red and yellow lower, orange generally unchanged. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $11.35-12.35, yellow mostly $11.95-12.35, orange mostly $12.35-13. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-5-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $10-12.35; extra-large $10-12.35, fair quality $8-8.95; large $9-10.95; medium $10.95-12.35.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 2

Aug 31, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (86-95-88) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices red and yellow much lower, green generally unchanged from market high on Aug. 29. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large and large mostly $6.95-7, medium mostly $6-7; irregular size fair quality green $5-6, red and yellow mostly $12.95-14.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red mostly $8.95-10.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (38-47-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices much lower. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red $10.75-12.95, yellow $10.95-12.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large red mostly $16.95; irregular size fair quality red mostly $12.75-12.95, yellow mostly $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (30-39-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened slow, closed moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $8-10.95, large $8-9.95, irregular size fair quality $6-7.95. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (19-20-22, greenhouse 11-12-13, field-grown 8-8-9) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red $12.95-13.35, yellow mostly $12.95-13.35, orange mostly $12.35-13. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-6-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $10.35-11.35; extra-large $10.35-11.35, fair quality $8.35-8.95; large $8.35-11.35; medium $10.95-11.35.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18

Aug 17, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (115-105-86) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading green slow; red active for light supplies. Prices green lower, red generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large mostly $7.50-8, large mostly $7.45-8, medium mostly $6.95-7.50, irregular size fair quality mostly $5.95-6.95. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red $12.95-14.95. Quality generally good.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (8-11-38) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin. Trading yellow irregular size moderate, others active. Prices red irregular size higher, others generally unchanged. 15-pound cartons extra-large and large red $14.95, yellow mostly $14.95-16.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons irregular size fair quality red $16.95-18.95, yellow $18.95-20.95. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (32-38-30) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo, extra-large and large mostly $8.35-9.85, fair quality mostly $6.85-7.95. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (20-20-19, greenhouse 12-12-11, field-grown 8-8-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red $13-13.35, yellow mostly $13-13.35, orange mostly $12.35-13. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red irregular size fair quality mostly $18.35-20.95. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (10-8-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $10.35-12.35; extra-large $10.35-12.35, fair quality $9.35-10.35; large $10.35; medium $10.35.

Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 4

Aug 3, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (67-55-42) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño and poblano slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim $16-18, serrano $15-17, jalapeño mostly $12-14, poblano mostly $10-11. Quality and size variable.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 4

Aug 3, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (137-125-115) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices green lower; red 15-pound and irregular size cartons generally unchanged from market high on Aug. 1, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $10.95-12.95, extra-large mostly $10.95-11.95, large $10.95, medium mostly $9.95; red extra-large and large $16.95-18.95. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large mostly $10.95. 1 1/9-bushel cartons irregular size fair quality green mostly $8.95, red mostly $14.95. Yellow supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-21-32) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo and extra-large $10-12.95, large $9-10.95, fair quality $7-8.95. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (30-20-18, greenhouse 17-12-11, field-grown 13-8-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $9.95-10.95, yellow $9.95-11, orange mostly $10.35-10.95. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (4-7-10) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $10-12; extra-large $10-12, fair quality $10-10.35; large $10-10.35; medium $10.35.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (31-9-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial price red 15-pound cartons extra-large and large $10.95-12.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons irregular size fair quality $14.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 4 as supplies are in few hands.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of July 21

Jul 20, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (80-118-137) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green fairly active at lower prices, red slow. Prices green lower, red much lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large $18.95-20, large mostly $17.95-19, medium mostly $17.95-18, irregular size fairly quality mostly $16.95-17. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large mostly $10.95-11. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large $18.95-20.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $16.95. Quality generally good.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (66-61*-47) — Movement expected to decrease as harvest begins to wind down for the season. Trading slow. Price lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large fair quality $12.35; large $12-14.35. *revised.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (13-35-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Unofficial prices red and yellow 15-pound cartons extra-large and large $12.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large $18.95, irregular size fairly quality $16.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of July 21.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (18-24-30, greenhouse 11-14-17, field-grown 7-10-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red $12-14, yellow and orange mostly $12-12.25. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-5-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $20; extra-large $20, fair quality $16; large $18; medium $16-16.95.

MICHIGAN — Very light harvest underway with supplies diverted to local markets. Reportable volume was expected the week of July 21. FIRST REPORT.

Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of July 14

Jul 13, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (79-80-118) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices green higher, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $20.95-22.95, extra-large mostly $22.95, large mostly $20.95-21.95, medium mostly $18.95-20.95; irregular size fairly quality green mostly $18.95-19.95, red mostly $24.95-28.95, yellow $28.95-30.95. 15-pound cartons red and yellow extra-large and large $18.95-20.95. Quality generally good.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (44-66*-60) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Price higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green jumbo $20-20.95; extra-large $20-20.95, fair quality $16-16.95; large $18-18.95. *revised.

SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (12-13-35) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices lower. Unofficial prices red and yellow 15-pound cartons extra-large and large $18.95-20.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons irregular size fairly quality mostly $24.95-28.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of July 14.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (17-18-24, greenhouse 11-11-14, field-grown 6-7-10) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red mostly $17-19.35, yellow $16.25-17.35, orange mostly $16.25-17.35. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-5) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $16-20.95; extra-large $16-20.95, fair quality $14-16.95.

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