In the past week, VTA has had the second stock inventory for onions carried out among its members for the 2020 - 2021 season. The main conclusions at the moment are: The participants delivered about 51% of the onions. Around 31% of the stock has been sold. The free stock is more than 10% lower than the long-term average.
Absolute stock in relation to the supplied tonnes
The volume supplied by the participants in the stock inventory is roughly at the same level as the long-term average. About 51% has been supplied. In the northern provinces we see that 41% of the yellow onions have been supplied, while in the southern provinces 54% of the yellow onions have already been supplied. With the red onions we see that a smaller share has been supplied in the south (45% compared to 57% in the northern provinces).
Due to the successful export, you might expect the number of tonnes delivered to be slightly higher. In the export figures, however, a considerable share is supplied from non-traditional growing areas, where a relatively large part has been supplied direct from the field, while a volume of onion sets has also been exported.
In absolute tonnes, the participants have 4.3% less stock than last season. This is 3.5% less than the long-term average. 31% of the stock has been sold. The absolute free stock is thus coming out at 15.2% lower than last season. This is approximately 10% lower than the long-term average. Furthermore, it is expected that net tonnes will be slightly lower in practice due to the quality problems in some of the stock.