CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (36-31*-0) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices ginger root, taro eddoes and yams (white) higher; calabaza and chayote (20 pounds) lower; chayote (40 pounds), malanga, dasheen, yams (yellow) and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $12. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7, 40-pound cartons mostly $9.50-10.50. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $36-37. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $37-38, lila (large) mostly $36-37. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $29-30, dasheen 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $15-16. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $35-36, 50-pound cartons white mostly $25-26. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $20-21. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-1-0) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $23-24. Quality good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (3-2-0*) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 40-pound cartons of chayote mostly $8. Quality variable. *less than 50,000 pounds.