In the campaign that is ending, Andalusian pepper farmers were paid the highest average price of the last four campaigns, according to the data prepared by Hortoinfo from the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucia.
The average price of all types of pepper in the 2017/2018 campaign stood at € 0.79/kg. The following campaign, it rose to € 0.84/kg, and in 2019/2020 it increased again to € 0.85/kg. Finally, in the campaign that has just ended, producers were paid an average price of € 0.91/kg for all types of peppers.
This is the price paid to producers upon delivery to the warehouse, whether it is a grain exchange market or another type of marketer, without VAT. This price concept does not include any type of costs attributable to the handling and commercialization of the product, nor any commercial commission.
Analyzing the prices by types of pepper in category I, the green Lamuyo was sold at an average price of € 0.73/kg in the 2020/2021 campaign while the red Lamuyo (Cat.I) was sold at € 0.96/kg.
The average price of the green California pepper during the 2020/2021 season was € 0.74/kg, clearly higher than the € 0.67/kg average price of the previous season. The red California pepper was sold at an average price of € 0.92/kg, also higher than the € 0.81/kg average price of the previous season. The yellow pepper was sold at an average price of € 0.85/kg this season, i.e. one cent more expensive than in the previous season, and the orange variety was sold at an average price of € 0.93/kg, the same as in the previous season.
The Italian pepper variety achieved an average price of € 0.72/kg this season, less than the € 0.79/kg it achieved in the previous season.
The average price of the sweet conical pepper variety was € 1.29/kg, i.e. 17 cents more than in the previous season.
Finally, the average price of snack peppers this season was € 1.72/kg, i.e. five cents more than in the previous season.