Reduced production and low prices -below production costs- characterize the 2021/22 Greek export campaign for oranges and tangerines. For oranges, consumption in Western Europe has been restored. However, due to increased sales of Spanish products, prices are low for the Balkan countries due to oversupply, at low prices, from Turkey.
For tangerines the demand remains lively to supply the market for the holidays with the harvest of the Clementine variety over. However, there is an early harvest of Nova variety tangerines.
Apple exports continued at a low rate and from Sep 9 to Dec 24 2021, their export amounting to 27,705 tons. It should be noted that in the corresponding period the imports of apples amounted to 20,911 tons, of which 16,979 were from Northern Macedonia.
Based on the results of the extraordinary inspections of plant protection products on the website of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure in the fourth quarter of 2021, increased excesses of residues in imported loads of apples were found and specifically at a rate of 8.11% (3 loads).