Willem de Boer, W. de Boer & Zn:

"We can't seem to get carrots prices up"

The current carrot market is not one of luxury. "We were busy last month, but whether we made any money is another matter. Customers only want top-quality supermarket carrots, but at low prices. And it's these best quality carrots that many growers are still holding on to," says Willem de Boer of De Boer Westwoud in the Netherlands.

"We can't seem to make the prices we need at present. For exports, we're getting between €0.16 and €0.20. However, we should be getting at least €0.24. That's given the cost increases we have to carry. Fortunately the carrots are of good quality, much better than last year."

"We're exporting mostly to Eastern Europe at the moment. Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic are on the market. Wholesale market clients are now our main clients. The COVID-19 measures are affecting them too. These businesses usually serve hotels and restaurants. To keep going, they're supplying supermarkets," Willem concludes.

For more information:
W. de Boer & Zn
Willem de Boer
26 Oudijk
1617 KR, Westwoud, NL
Tel: +31 (0) 612 438 991
Email: willem@deboerwestwoud.nl 
Website: www.deboerwestwoud.nl 

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