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Moroccan tomato prices up 108%

The price of Moroccan tomatoes exported to the European Union (EU) has increased by 108% in week 4 (19 to 25 January) compared to the same week last year, as reported by the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia.

The average price of Moroccan tomatoes exported to the EU during the said week stood at 1.21 Euro per kilo; an increase of 15% compared to week 3 and of around 108% compared with the same week of 2013, when the average price did not exceed 0.58 Euro per kilo.

The volume of Moroccan tomatoes exported to the EU during week 4 reached 9,698 tonnes; 15% more than in the previous week, but 1.7% less than in the same week last season.

In the first four weeks of January, Morocco has exported 33,621 tonnes of tomatoes, 80% of the monthly quota available.

Moroccan courgette exports to the EU during week 4 reached 1,152 tonnes, at an average price of 2.30 Euro per kilo.

The average price has increased by 30% since the previous week and by more than 200% compared to the 2013/14 campaign.

The volume exported has decreased by 19% compared to the previous week and by 68% compared to last year's campaign.

The volume of courgettes consumed to date amounts to 15,005 tonnes, 47% less than in the previous season.

Source: Hortoinfo

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