As highlighted in the latest report from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) on national prices at origin, the measures adopted in the framework of the coronavirus crisis have led to "great uncertainty in the market." In fact, some products have experienced considerable price increases during the state of alarm, as the measures adopted "have affected the mobility of both people and goods."
According to the report, between March 16 and 29, the prices at origin of cauliflowers (+27.23%), onions (+25.32%), potatoes (+22.74%), zucchinis (16.30%) and lemons (10.21%) have skyrocketed.
If we compare the prices recorded in week 11 (from March 9 to 15; before the state of alarm) with those of week 13 (from March 23 to 29), zucchinis have gone from 33.85 cents / kg to 99.83 cent / kg, potatoes have risen from 28.42 to 40.99 cents / kg, and cauliflower has seen its price increase from 40.80 to 60.31 cents / kg.
In the fruit and vegetables section, the greatest price drop is that of cucumbers, whose price at origin has dropped in the past three weeks from 38.61 to 17.50 cent / kg.