BLE market report week 02/2022:

'Spanish Clemenules were at the forefront'

Spanish clementines dominated the citrus market: Clemenules were at the forefront. Italian and Moroccan batches did not go beyond a supplementary status. Availability was limited, but sufficient to satisfy the constant demand. Prices often trended downward, but in Munich they trended upward as the offers saw a steady demand.

In the case of mandarins, the supply situation widened: Spanish deliveries in particular grew strongly. Clemenvilla and Tango were mostly available. Turkish Murcott gained much in importance and were usually offered in 9-kg boxes. In Berlin, these could be accommodated quickly. Inflows of Israeli Orri, while obviously expanding, were still rather scarce in some places. High prices could not be maintained. Moroccan Nadorcott appeared in more and more markets, but ultimately had only a complementary character.

Turkish Satsumas no longer played a major role and slowly disappeared from the scene. All in all, the demand was definitely there, and it had intensified at certain points due to the wintry temperatures. As a result of the expanded supply, however, prices often showed a downward trend.

Apples
At the start of the German Apple Week, domestic lots continuously dominated, led by Elstar, Jonagold, Boskoop and Pinova. Demand was not particularly strong; it was met without any difficulties.

Pears
Although the assortment was not particularly extensive, it was sufficient to meet the demand. Italian items continued to be quite expensive, so that sales were was sometimes quite slow.

Table grapes
Availability increased enormously. Peruvian and South African imports in particular grew strongly. Various Arra and IFG varieties formed the basis of the supply.

Oranges
Spanish Navelina dominated the blond orange segment. Valuations were within the previous ranges, provided the quality did not leave anything to be desired.

Lemons
Spanish deliveries dominated the scene, more so than Turkish goods. Supply and demand were sufficiently balanced. Prices nevertheless tended upward, here and there.

Bananas
Business was quite mixed. Most prices showed an upward trend.

Cauliflower
There was a large supply available to meet demand without difficulty. However, the availability was too abundant in places, so discounts were not absent.

Lettuce
Iceberg lettuce came exclusively from Spain. Although availability had expanded, it was not always enough to meet demand. Increasing prices were the order of the day in almost all markets.

Cucumbers
Spanish snake cucumbers dominated the action ahead of Greek ones. Prices trended upward, in some cases quite sharply.

Tomatoes
A wide range was available, with Moroccan, Spanish and Turkish offloads predominating. Marketing was uneven, with cherry tomatoes popular in some places but becoming shopworn elsewhere due to high prices.

Sweet peppers
Spanish batches dominated, with Turkish and Moroccan peppers supplementing the market. Demand was easily met thanks to increased availability. The majority of prices trended upward.

Source: BLE 


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