Two-thirds of all consumers purchased oranges in the past year, up two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The citrus was the fifth-most popular fruit this year, up from No. 6 last year.
Oranges — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
FLORIDA — Shipments (6-18-40 (includes export 0-0-1)) — Prices not reported.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (22-24*-19) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices U.S. combination 56-88s lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel U.S. combination 48s mostly $17.95-18.95, 56-88s $18-18.95, 113s mostly $20-20.95; texas choice 48-88s mostly $15.85-17.95, 113-138s $19- $20.85. *revised
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments light — Movement of Navel expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 113-138s lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons Navel Shippers First Grade 48-56s $22-23, 72s $20-21, 88s $18-19, 113s mostly $14-16, 138s $12-14; shippers choice 48-56s $17-18, 72s mostly $16-17, 88s mostly $15- $16, 113s $12-14, 138s $11-13.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA — Shipments light — Movement of Valencia expected to decrease sharply as most shippers have finished. Remaining supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments are expected to continue to Nov. 7. LAST REPORT.