The mushroom market is developing to be unexpectedly stable, according to Tonny Hooijmans of Oké Trading. "In fact, the supply and prices have been at a very stable level for several months. We would not have dared to hope that earlier this year. Wholesaler markets are buying less mushrooms, but supermarkets are selling a lot more."
The average prices have been around 1.60 Euro for some time now and the chestnut mushrooms and oyster mushrooms are sold for 2.20 and 4 Euro per kilo respectively," says Tonny. The trader also expects a stable market situation for the coming weeks. "I expect that towards Christmas it will be madness. Normally you already sell two to two and a half times as many mushrooms, but I see supermarket sales this year when the restaurants are closed, reaching three times as high. "
"You do see that after the catering lockdown in Germany and France, the decline in German wholesalers has calmed down a bit. Here in the Netherlands, restaurants switched fairly quickly to pick-up and delivery, but many restaurants are not yet that far there, although as time goes on this will also increase. Furthermore, the United Kingdom is lagging behind. We used to ship one or two cars a day to the United Kingdom, but now we do not exceed a pallet or ten. Prospects due to Brexit are still very uncertain."
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