CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (26-28*-11) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices malanga (lila), dasheen and yams (yellow) higher; calabaza, chayote, ginger root, taro eddoes and yams (white) lower; malanga (blanca) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $6-6.50; 40-pound cartons mostly $10. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $16-17. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca large mostly $20; lila mostly $26. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $30-31. Dasheen (large) mostly $53-54; (medium) mostly $20. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $70; 50-pound cartons white mostly $26. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $18. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-3-2) — 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 $30-31. Quality good.