Apple prices in the EU during the ongoing campaign are moving within ranges significantly above the average price for the historical reference 5 year period.
However, when comparing to the difficult preceding marketing year (excess of supply in some Member States, especially in Poland) a very important price recovery was observed.
According to Wapa/Prognosfruit the new crop is relatively small (-20% on preceding year and -11% below 5 year reference average). In this context average prices for the new crop are expected to go far beyond the 5 year average).
The EU price average is significantly above the reference average. At Member State level, however, situations diverge to some extent:
- prices in PL had a major positive change from previous very low levels;
- FR prices are above reference average but lower than the preceding campaign (this is an exception to the rule, France increased production during this period);
- DE prices were slightly above average;
- IT prices recovered gradually from a difficult end to the previous marketing year.