It is very quiet on the Dutch onion market at the moment. "We are currently processing the last of the Egyptian onions. There are, however, ample Dutch onion sets. These are getting in each other's way, putting prices under pressure," says Jan Franje. He is from the Dutch sorting and packing plant of the same name.
"We, of course, began at a very high level. The old onions were expensive. But now, the price is dropping like a stone - it has more than halved," Jan continues. "Prices are at around €0.30 with high and low outliers. It is always quiet at the beginning of the holidays. The whole of Europe is offering onions now. Spain, in particular, is very active at the moment."
"Everything looks good again," the packer says, looking ahead toward the new season. "Unfortunately, it looks like it is mostly going to rain in the north of the country. Even though there, the showers are very localized. There was a little rain here last week, but the paving hardly got wet," concludes Jan.