CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (40*-42*-51) — Imports from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Brazil. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: south Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices chayote, malanga (blanca), taro eddoes and yams (yellow) higher; coconuts, calabaza, ginger root, malanga (lila), dasheen and yams (white) lower; yuca generally unchanged. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $18. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $19-20. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $10, 40-pound cartons mostly $21-22. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $28-29. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca large mostly $23-24; lila mostly $25; taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $23-24. Dasheen (large) mostly $51-52; (medium) mostly $16-17. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $43-44; 50-pound cartons white mostly $16. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $17-18. Quality good. *revised.

Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, January 30, 2011 to Saturday, February 12, 2011

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