BLE Market Report KW 28/19:

'Ample supply of apricots of any origin'

The trade was well supplied with apricots. The French shipments were most prominent. The importance of Turkish supplies was slightly more pronounced than that of Spanish goods.Furthermore, Italian and Hungarian fruits were still on offer. In some markets, but only to a limited extent, domestic products were available. Austrian and Bulgarian batches arrived punctually. The late varieties became increasingly relevant.

There was a great demand for the high quality -and therefore expensive- French offers. Red variants were often preferred. In general, however, business was not too frantic. The prices tended to be low due to the volumes available. Due to too slow sales, stocks sometimes formed, whose condition waned rapidly.

Corresponding price reductions should then boost sales. Regular Bulgarian goods have already been gone for €1.20 per kg. On Friday, local products cost €3.20 per kg on average, Turkish Sekerpare were about €12 per 4-kg carton.

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