Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 13 - The Packer

Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 13

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (41*-44*-28) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices chayote (20 pounds), ginger root, malanga (blanca), taro eddoes and dasheen (medium) higher; calabaza, malanga (lila) and yams (name) lower; chayote (40-pound) and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7-7.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $10. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $37-38. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $38, lila (large) mostly $36. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $30, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $53-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $34-35, 50-pound cartons white mostly $22-23. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $20-21. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (1-1*-0) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $24. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (2-0-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices slightly higher. 40-pound cartons of chayote mostly $9. Quality variable.


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