The onion market is very calm at the moment. "Normally we are very busy with Christmas orders this week, but it's very quiet at the moment," says Jan Franje of onion sorting and packaging station Franje Onions. "The stocks are a lot lower, but if we continue in this pace, we will still have enough onions in March."
According to the packager the quality of the onions differs greatly. "You have good and less good parties. When I go to farms I notice farmers are keen to sell. The growers who said no to 50 cents are now thinking twice. At the moment the bale prices are even under slight pressure. You can't make anything on onions at 50 cents."
"Everyone is hoping that Senegal will enter the market again from mid January. They sowed later there, so normally they would harvest later too, but no one knows the details as of yet," continues Jan. "I'm also curious as to what the countries around us still have in stock. At the moment the imported onions are coming from all corners of the world, China at the front, into our country. We will receive our usual volume of Egyptian organic onions in the new year."
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