BRAZIL, ECUADOR AND PERU — Imports (112*-158*-61) — 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 unchanged. Flats one-layer kent 7-12s $3.25-3.75; tommy atkins 7-12s $3.25-3.75. Quality good. Ports of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flats one-layer tommy atkins 7-14s mostly $4. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (18-27-30) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Supplies 18-22s very light. Prices 14s lower, 12s and 16-18s slightly lower, 20-22s higher because of very light supplies. Flats one-layer ataulfo 12s mostly $7-7.50, 14s mostly $6.50-7, 16s mostly $6-6.50, 18-22s mostly $6. Quality variable. Crossings include light volumes of tommy atkins variety. Most shippers expect to be fully under way with tommy atkins variety by March 20, with a first f.o.b. report expected the week of March 7.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (12-15-7) — Movement of Ataulfo variety expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer ataulfo 12-14s mostly $6.50, 16s mostly $5.50-6, 18-20s mostly $5-5.50, 22s mostly $4.50-5. Quality and condition variable.