Erik-Jan Thur, Marni Fruit:

“Remarkably good demand for Spanish leafy tangerines”

Spanish citrus is currently selling like wildfire on the market. “Leafy tangerines in particular are doing very well. Prices for these are around 10-12 euro, while it was only 7-8 euro in October. Prices for regular tangerines are at a good level, around 9.50-10 euro,” says Erik-Jan Thur of Marni Fruit. “Regarding leafy tangerines, it’s all about Spain. For regular tangerines there’s bit more competition from Moroccan product. These are slightly lower in price, but not all customers buy Moroccan tangerines.”

“The orange market also continues to do well for both large and small sizes. For sizes 36-48, prices are around 10-11 euro, and sizes 54-60 are sold for 9-9.50 euro. That’s a decent price for Navelinas, and I don’t think it’ll change when we switch to Navels. Prices for Salustianas are around 10-11 euro, but they have a bit more competition from Morocco,” the importer continues. “It’s remarkable that many Spanish suppliers are keen on the prices and don’t send trade on the off chance. Quality is fine, but that’s a natural a result of the the speedy turnover rate.”

Good prices are also being made in other Spanish trades. “We’re now working with the final kakis. Major shortages were expected in these, but in the end, there were plenty in storage to continue supplying them. A price of 6-7 euro is just a decent price, and would probably not have been realised had there been more supply,” Erik-Jan says. “Additionally, Spanish cucumbers and tomatoes are going from a high level to slightly lower prices, but despite the special days we’ve had, prices are still quite acceptable. Although the first days of the year are always a bit calmer, demand is continuing quite well.”

For more information:
Erik Jan Thur
Marni Fruit BV
Gebroken Meeldijk 52
2991 VD Barendrecht, the Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0)180 69 79 89

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