"Towards the holidays, there are always fewer trucks available, which results in expensive transport. This means that everyone does not act too crazy and not much more is ordered than necessary. Everyone is alert and makes sure that they keep up to date with their trade," notes Erik-Jan Thur of Marni Fruit, who gives an overview of the Spanish fruit season.
According to Erik-Jan Thur of Marni Fruit, the market for oranges has improved reasonably in recent weeks. “For oranges, the large sizes have in fact always been reasonably priced at a level between 11.50 and 14 Euro, but now the market for the small sizes is also starting to pick up. They were very cheap a few weeks ago when there was quite a lot of South African product on the market, but that supply is now starting to dry up. Prices have dropped from a level of 6-7 Euro, but are now picking up again. "
"The sale of leafy tangerines is also going quite well. They are now sold for prices around 10-11 Euro. Some people are asking more, but that is quickly at the expense of the turnover rate and therefore the quality of the product. At the moment there are some less mandarins available, but given the temperature in Spain, enough product is arriving," the importer continues. "The price of lemons is back at a somewhat more acceptable level, between 11.50 and 13.50 Euro for the good sizes. That has been a bit less in recent weeks, but should be a bit higher a better market. "
"The prices of limes have also been bad for a long time, but are now climbing to a level of 7-7.50 Euro. There is a good demand for green avocados from the Eastern countries and that will only be followed in the new year by European Hass avocados. Furthermore, we currently sell quite a few cherimoyas. That is not a large item and normally also quite a difficult product to defend, but they are now easily sold," says Erik-Jan. “Last but not least, the prices of the persimmons, which now often come from storage, for high-quality fruit are between 5.50 and 6 Euro (4-5 kg). The packaged kakis are sold for 12-13 Euro and they sell especially well, because there is little supply on the market," Erik-Jan concludes.