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Andre van Damme: "I have received indications that Eastern Europe will enter the market"
Africa controls onion supply; price slightly under pressure

The onion market has been typified by a moderate demand and a small supply. Prices in the bag are about 20 cents. "At the moment there is some pressure on the prices and that is caused by sales which are too one-sided. At the moment Africa is at the top and elsewhere it is rather quiet." Andre van Damme of Dacomex from Sint-Maartendijk says.

Nevertheless the onion dealer is in a positive mood regarding the onion market in the coming period. "I have received indications that Eastern Europe will be in the market shortly. It is a pity that a KCB-blockade is still in force as otherwise sales to Russia would have been quite different" Van Damme continues. "The weather conditions make it difficult to judge the correct present position, if we could work at full capacity it would all be a lot easier."
The wet weather conditions in Holland are causing a small supply of onions and local conditions may also differ considerably. "Weather conditions will have to improve shortly as otherwise parcels will meet with problems left and right and that does not have a positive influence on the price" Andre concludes.

André van Damme
46, Provincialeweg
4695 RK Sint-Maartensdijk
Tel: +31 166-662550

Publication date: 9/22/2010
Author: Gerard Lindhout


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