CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (45*-35*-31) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices calabaza, chayote, ginger root, dasheen (medium) and yuca higher; taro eddoes and yams (yellow) lower; malanga and yams (white) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $11. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $11-12. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $44-45. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $38, lila (large) mostly $36. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $29-30, dasheen 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $16-17. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $34, 50-pound cartons white mostly $22-23. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $22. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (1-0-3) — 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 $28. Quality good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (0-2-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Chayote prices generally unchanged from market high on Jan. 14. 40-pound cartons mostly $9-9.50. Quality variable.