CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (28-41*-15) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices chayote (20 pounds), ginger root and taro eddoes higher; calabaza, chayote (40 pounds), malanga, dasheen (medium), yams (name) and yuca lower; dasheen (large) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10-11. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $8, 40-pound cartons mostly $13. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $39-40, lila (large) mostly $56. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $27-28, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $59-60, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $17-18. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $42-43, 50-pound cartons white mostly $27-28. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $16-17. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-3-2) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $25. Quality good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (6-7-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $11-11.50. Quality variable.