CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (20*-23*-20) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices chayote, malanga (lila), dasheen (medium) and yuca higher; calabaza, ginger root, malanga (blanca), taro eddoes and yams (white) lower; dasheen (large) and yams (yellow) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $6.50-7.50; 40-pound cartons mostly $12. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $26. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca large mostly $14; lila mostly $24-25. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $26.50-27.50. Dasheen (large) mostly $52-53; (medium) mostly $18-19. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $76-77; 50-pound cartons white mostly $28. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $21-22. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (4-3-1) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $32. Quality good.