There were various causes of the decrease in price. "Of course there was more supply and the demand decreased. We were also troubled by the Turkish lemons for a whole. Especially in October there were larger volumes from this country. They also had low prices, which pulled those of the Spanish down too." The quality of the Spanish lemons is good. "But you do notice the influence of the weather in Spain. You can't store them for weeks." Zeghers is offering the variety Primofiori at the moment. "They predict the season will be over sooner, the estimates are it will be this year. We'll have to wait and see if they're accurate."
Pineapple market - a lot of large sizes
There was a scarcity of pineapple for a while, and the prices were very high. "In fourteen days this market has turned completely. Due to the large supply, there is serious pressure on the trade. A lot is coming into the ports and is all being pushed onto the market. There are especially large amounts of the bigger sizes and they are marketed for low prices. All hands on deck! They say the supply will reduce strongly after New Year, but these are only predictions."