BRAZIL, ECUADOR AND PERU — Imports (96-116-91) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease slightly. Ports of entry: Philadelphia area. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flats one-layer kent 7-12s $3.50-4; tommy atkins 7-12s $3.50-4; ataulfo 16-20s $12, 22-25s $11. Quality good. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Flats one-layer kent 7-10s $3.25-3.75, 12s $3.50-4; tommy atkins 7-10s $3.25-3.75, 12s $3.50-4. Quality good. Ports of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flats one-layer tommy atkins 7-14s mostly $4. Quality good. **unavailable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (1-6-18) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices flats one-layer ataulfo 12-14s mostly $8.50-10, 16-18s mostly $7-8, 20s mostly $7-7.50. Quality variable. Sizes peaking on 16s followed by 14s and 12s.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-0*-12) — Movement of ataulfo variety expected to increase but remain light and sporadic from Chiapas and Oaxaca. Quality variable. First f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of Feb. 21.