Report from the Prices and Markets Observatory for week 4 of 2020

Raspberry and blueberry prices up in Spain; strawberries down

The latest report from the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia for week 04 of 2020 (January 24 to 31), dedicated to the berry production, reveals that "the price at origin of strawberries has fallen, while raspberries and blueberries have become more expensive."

In the case of strawberries, "their price at origin is falling slowly, although this week it is still at a higher level than in the two previous campaigns." This week's average price at origin is estimated to have reached € 2.51 / kg (3.6% below the price of the previous week and 7.7% higher than the price of the fourth week of 2019).

Meanwhile, the volume sold has grown by around 30% compared to the previous week, although it is still small. So far, 3.4% of the total volume expected for the entire campaign has already been harvested.

Raspberry sales had been stagnating throughout this month, and this week they have fallen by about 38%. Moreover, the reduction of the supply has caused "raspberry prices to rise," so the average price this week exceeds that of the same week last year; something that hadn't happened since early November.

The average price at origin is estimated to have reached € 6.61 / kg (almost 6% above the price of the previous week and 6.6% higher than the price of week four of 2019).

"So far, approximately 20.86% of the campaign's total volume has already been marketed."

Blueberry sales "are developing slowly, with small volumes of early varieties." Still, blueberry prices are low compared to previous campaigns, mostly as a result of saturation of the international markets, in which there is a strong presence of Chilean and Peruvian blueberries.

The price at origin of blueberries is estimated to have stood at € 6.82 / kg; 7% above last week's price, but 7.2% below the price of week 4 of 2019.



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