The supply of peppers from Spain clearly increased. However, the inconsistent quality made pricing difficult in certain areas. The increased availability of Spanish parties had a negative effect on the prices of the competition: Dutch, Belgian and Polish parties often became cheaper, according to the BLE. Traders also often had to lower their previous prices for imports from Turkey.
Sometimes returns from retail also arrived on the market, which put extra pressure on the fresh supply. Overall, prices fell slightly. In some cases, rising prices were also visible, especially for products from Spain.
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As in previous weeks, German supply formed the basis of the range. In addition, mainly Italian, Dutch and French parties were available. Belgian apples completed the picture, as did Polish ones. The supply was sufficient to meet demand.
Abate Fetel and Santa Maria from Italy and Santa Maria from Turkey predominated. Xenia and Alexander Lucas were mainly present from Germany, flanked by Gute Luise, Gellert and Boscs Flaschenbirne. From the Netherlands it was mainly Xenia, Gute Luise and Conference. Belgian and Spanish supplies completed the range.
Italian supplies dominated the market, with Italia and Crimson Seedless being the most popular. Sultana and Crimson Seedless came from Turkey. A few shipments from France and Greece together played only a minor role. The supply from Spain and Portugal also had little influence on sales.
Spanish parties set the tone for clementines and Satsumas, while South Africa played the leading role for mandarins. In all three segments, parties from Turkey recently arrived, but these generally had no more than a final character. For mandarins, product from Peru, Chile and Italy was also available.
The supply of lemons from Spain had increased noticeably: in many places the fruit had displaced the competition from South Africa from the top spot. Imports from Turkey increased: in addition to the usual 14 and 15 kg boxes, the fruit was also increasingly available in 500 g bags and 9 kg cartons.
The holiday season and the end of the month led to rather weak demand, which was easily met. Prices generally remained at the previous week’s level.
Parties from Germany clearly dominated the market. Italian, Belgian and Dutch parties supplemented this. The first French cauliflower arrived in Frankfurt, where they cost €13 per pack of 6. Polish supplies completed the picture.
Germany continued to set the tone for colorful lettuce. The first supply from Italy also opened the season there. German iceberg lettuce was displaced from the top position by Spanish and German parties; Dutch products rounded out the picture. Butter lettuce mainly came from Germany and Belgium.
Supplies from Germany had lost much of their importance and the Dutch and Belgian consignments had also been significantly reduced. Imports from Spain, on the other hand, increased. Imports from Greece and Morocco were also visible in Munich. Hungarian cucumbers weighing 350 grams were on display in Frankfurt.
Belgian, Dutch and Turkish products formed the basis of the offering. Morocco, Italy and Germany had a more complementary character. A few shipments from Spain completed the offer. There were also imports from some Eastern European countries. Prices tended to drop slightly.