On-the-Ground Update

The Supply of Mexican Roma Tomatoes Drops, Impacting United States Market Prices During W38

Published Sep 23, 2023
The supply of Roma tomatoes from the principal producer states of Zacatecas, Michoacán, and Jalisco, Mexico, in the September-December season is decreasing, leading to price adjustment in the United States (US) McAllen, Texas market. As of W38, the average prices for 25-pound boxes of USDA#1 quality are as follows:
Jumbo ranged from USD 15/25lbs to USD 17/25lbs, X-Large priced at USD 14/25 lbs to USD 16/25 lbs, large stood at USD 12/25 lbs to USD 14/25 lbs, and medium at USD 11/25 lbs to USD 13/25 lbs.
As the year-end approaches and cold weather starts, market prices are forecasted to continue rising. In W39 and W40, the decreasing volume due to lower temperatures in the region will likely lead to a faster and more volatile price increase.
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