As many expected, Octobrer shipments were a new record. Both domestic and export shipments exceeded last season, with export shipments setting new record and domestic shipments just missing the record by a few hundreds pounds. SAs of today, California is 23% shipped and 49% sold of projected total supply, which is right in line with the 10-year average.

With a later Chinese New Year, it doesn’t come as a surprise that shipments to China and Vietnam are down this season. Chinese buyers have had the ability to be more patient in their purchasing strategies this year. With strong sales being reported for Chinese singles’ day on November 11th, which has become the largest online shopping day in the world., California is expecting another wave of demand from Chinese buyers for November/December shipment… continue.