Higher quotations for Italian Abate pears due to the lower availability

Despite the strong competition from Conference pears from Benelux and Rochas from Portugal, the placement of Italian pears on the European market exceeded the sales budget due to a lower production compared to 2018 - all main varieties saw a drop in volumes ranging from 19 to 60%. 

The most popular variety is always Abate, whose quotations are clearly higher than 2018, especially since quantities are low. Further increases are expected for medium grades.

France started demanding William pears, so commercialization should be easier and more satisfactory towards the end.

The demand for Kaiser is picking up (especially abroad due to the lack of volumes in other producer countries such as Hungary) although its commercialization calendar is always later than other varieties.

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