It had been a few weeks of limited supply and good prices. Now the lime market is quiet," says René Bouman of FMI in the Netherlands. "Enough is being loaded again, mainly by Brazilian exporters. Mexico is currently loading very little. Prices are still reasonable, although there's increasing pressure on sales."
"This time of year is, however, always quiet. Supplies have to be very limited to get prices to rise again. It's expected that, as long as volumes remain at this level, little will change in the market. Like everyone else, we hope the hospitality industry will soon be able to reopen. Even if only to a limited extent. And we're looking forward to the summer," René concludes.