CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (44-44*-7) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices chayote, ginger root, malanga and yams (white) higher; calabaza, dasheen and yams (yellow) lower; taro eddoes and yuca generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $11-12. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7.50-8.50, 40-pound cartons mostly $14. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $27-28, lila (large) mostly $23-24. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $22-23; dasheen 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $13. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $44-45, 50-pound cartons white mostly $25-26. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $14-15. Quality good. *revised.
CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (2-3*-5) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $20-21. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (3-3-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons of chayote mostly $11-13. Quality variable.