Benny Cuypers, LAVA:

"Courgette and aubergine prices gone down strongly due to Spanish supply"

The end of the domestic season for courgettes and aubergines is drawing to a close. This is according to Benny Cuypers of Lava. He believes the Belgian season was 'quite correct'. "It was quite changeable for both products, but there were multiple revivals, especially for courgettes." 



Strong drop
He indicates that the aubergine prices were very high until the beginning of last week. " But after that the prices dropped strongly. There was more production from the south of Spain. The production in Flanders is coming to an end, a few more weeks and it will be over. Today we were between 80 cents and 1.10 for aubergines yesterday, depending on the sorting. It's not extremely low, but it's a big difference compared to the start of last week. We were still between 1.70 and 1.80 due to a shortage then." 

Reasonably normal overlap
It is a similar story for courgettes. "They have been expensive all week, but went down strongly yesterday, because Spain sent more. Last week the price was at 80/8 cents and that was quite high." The courgette season will also run for a few more weeks. "It also depends on the weather, a lot of courgettes are coming from the open ground at the moment." He says Spain isn't necessarily earlier this year. " I think the overlap is quite normal. Sometimes the prices rise before the production from south arrives, as is the case now. In general, we can't complain." 

For more information:
LAVA cvba
Leuvensesteenweg 130 A
3191 Boortmeerbeek
tel +32 (0)15 50 42 50
fax +32 (0)15 50 42 60
www.lava.be
lava@lava.be

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