The oversupply of raspberries in the markets and the consequent fall in prices are marking Huelva's raspberry harvesting campaign, as reported by Freshuelva's manager Rafael Domínguez, who said that in the months of November and December there has been an almost 50% increase in the production, both in the fields of Huelva and in those of Morocco.
According to the manager of Freshuelva, the biggest drop in prices was recorded in the last weeks of 2019, including Christmas, in the period in which Huelva's raspberry supply and the Moroccan one overlapped, with the latter also reaching European markets.
Freshuelva has informed the Ministry of Agriculture about the situation, asking it to request the enforcement of regulatory measures in the EU market due to competition from third countries. Freshuelva believes that the EU has to act to tackle the situation, as it has already done with other agricultural products.
In 2019, blueberries went through a similar situation, since the arrival of Huelva's production coincided with the saturation of international markets as a result of the supply of fruit from various origins, including Morocco.