According to a report by the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalusia corresponding to week 10, zucchini, tomato, and pepper prices have improved.
The price of zucchini increased by 40% in the second week of March (standing at 0.37 euro/kg on average) and its supply stabilized. The report highlights that European demand increased in week 10, as the drop in temperatures in Europe favored its consumption.
The tomato had the second-biggest increase in prices as they increased by 20% when compared to week 9. This was the third consecutive week tomato prices increased. According to the report, all the commercial varieties analyzed increased their price this week and they were substantially better than the prices of the two preceding seasons. However, the tomato's production curve continues to decline, as the volume marketed that week was approximately 5% lower than in the previous one.
Pepper prices increased by 11% when compared to week 9. The value of all the commercial varieties analyzed increased, except for the value of the California green and Lamuyo green peppers. However, the volume of peppers sold fell by 5-10% compared to the previous week and the supply of peppers that meet the characteristics required for export is lower each week.
Price drops in cucumber, aubergine, and green beans
Cucumber prices decreased by 5% in week 10 of 2021. Almeria's cucumbers obtained the worst result, as their price fell by 8% over the previous week and were sold at 0.53 euro/kg, according to the Observatory of Prices and Markets.
The average price of aubergine and the volume sold that week fell by 8%. The long aubergine was sold at 0.34 euro/kg and the striped aubergine at 0.55 euro/kg.
Finally, the average price of flat green beans fell by 11% compared to week 9, while the round bean depreciated by 1%. The marketed volume of flat beans increased by 6% while the volume of round beans decreased by approximately 10%.