BLE Market Report KW 23/19:

'Deliveries of German strawberries noticeably extended'

The deliveries of strawberries from Germany have expanded noticeably and were almost doubled in comparison to 22. KW. The few Dutch, Greek and Italian batches were hardly significant. The quality of the domestic fruits, however, was not very persuasive. Among other things, the customers complained about the coloring and condition and the size of the produce in general. Demand could not always keep pace with the expanded availability, forcing traders to lower their previous prices here and there.

As a rule, the accommodation options improved over the weekend; With Pentecost in mind, the buyers approached the markets with a bit less trepidation. So the prices began to move again. Some of the prices rose from Thursday to Friday by up to 70%. Large scale sales followed but not without exceptions. The season of Dutch and Belgian glasshouse goods was gradually left behind in Munich. The Italian batches disappeared from the Berlin assortment.

The presence of imports from overseas grew. The transhipment of the supplies from the southern hemisphere stalled occasionally as a result of high demands. In general, the demand was quite good.

It was a very quiet trade in this case. The demand could be satisfied without effort, although the supply was not too extensive.

Table grapes
The influxes from Italy slowed down visibly, as Black Magic and Victoria were now to be found in all places. Their sales, however, were not too consistent.

The assortment consisted mainly of Spanish and Turkish shipments. The goods were mostly good; Greek Lapins in particular rarely left anything to desire.

It was only possible to access Spanish Verna, because South Africa and Italy had left the scene. In general, availability was in harmony with demand.

The banana business went as usual, rather subdued. The weather slowed sales down, in favor of other, competing summer fruit. However, the inflow from the ripeners had been adjusted to just this situation, as a precaution.

There were almost exclusively local goods on the market. Demand was not particularly strong. But as the range did not expand excessively, distributors were able to prevent more significant discounts.

Ice berg lettuce came mainly from the interior. The demand was quite friendly, so that at times sales would go on quite rapidly. Low prices pushed the shops to concur.

The presence of regular cucumbers became more intense as the shipments from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium became more prevalent. And Spain also participated in a more substantial way than before.

The availability of the dominant Belgian and Dutch shipments grew. The demand was simply too weak for the large inflows. So the prices in general tended to go down.

Sweet peppers
The Netherlands evidently shaped the events, really more so than Turkey and Belgium. The supply of goods expanded. The sales were usually friendly. The demand could be satisfied without any problems.

The start of the week was not very auspicious, as customer interest was rather low. The demand could be met with the native goods without any trouble.

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