Pineapple firming There are signs the market for canned pineapple is firming slightly. Described as a "rollercoaster with historically high prices", prices peaked in December and eased in the spring, but not to the levels expected. With prices stable to firm, raw material is still in short supply. Two major Thai packers are offering growers one and half times the going rate for useable raw material. In the wake of a prolonged drought, there is little available for canners. Makers of concentrate have been luckier, since they can use smaller, secondary fruits. But pineapple concentrates are still being traded at over US$ a tonne. {{PROVISIONS }}