Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (46*-31*-20) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices chayote, ginger root and malanga blanca higher. Taro eddoes, dasheen and malanga lila lower and others generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $12. Chayote 20-pound cartons $7.50-9, 40-pound cartons mostly $12-13. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $30-35. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $36-38, lila (large) mostly $36-39. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes $20-23, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $16. Yams (name) 50-pound cartons white mostly $24-25. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons $17-18. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-3-1) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Price lower. Coconut 65- 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $22-24. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (5-1-1*) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons of chayote mostly $11-12. Quality variable. *incomplete data


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