The quotation committee of the Emmeloord agricultural exchange has increased the price of carrot by 1.5 Euro cents per kilo, after the price fluctuated stable around 15 Euro cents for weeks.
Price increases as the storage season progresses are common, but this time the price increase is mainly related to weather conditions.
Frost after flooding?
The harvest of crops that are still in the ground is at stake, not only in North and South Holland but also in the IJsselmeer polders, where most of the carrot area is found. It is possible to dig up here and there, although extra tare is taken for granted. Waiting for better weather is too big a risk. Moreover, once the weather improves, there is a good chance that it will freeze.
High consumer price
The carrot price in the store remains much higher than the grower’s price. Although carrots are sold here and there as a promotional item not for 2 but for 1 euro per kilo, but most supermarkets try to keep the high consumer price in check. Yesterday, the Ahold Delhaize group indicated that the extreme price increases of food are over and that some products will drop in price.