Grape volumes remain lower than last year, but prices are comparable.

About 67 million boxes of grapes shipped in the U.S. in the week ending July 30, down from 72.7 million pounds in the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Volumes were up from the 61.9 million pounds shipped the week before.

Through Aug. 30, about 1.47 billion pounds had shipped in the U.S. season-to-date, down from 1.59 billion pounds last year at the same time.

Prices for most varieties shipping from California's San Joaquin Valley in early August were comparable to last year at the same time.

Nineteen-pound containers of large and extra-large globes were $18.95, comparable to $16.95-19.95 last year at the same time.

Princesses were $18.95-19.95, comparable to $14.95-20.95. Scarlet royals were $18.95-19.95, comparable to $17.95-20.95. Summer royals were $18.95-20.95, comparable to $16.95-20.95.



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