CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (57*-29*-11) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices malanga (blanca) and taro eddoes higher; chayote, ginger root, yams (yellow) and yuca lower; calabaza, malanga (Lila), dasheen and yams (white) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $6.50-7; 40-pound cartons mostly $12. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $20. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca large mostly $18; lila mostly $26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $31-32. Dasheen (large) mostly $52-53; (medium) mostly $18. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $72; 50-pound cartons white mostly $27-28. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $19-20. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-4-2) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $31-32. Quality good.