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BLE market report week 48/15

Lemons: Spain dominates German trade

Lemons
The Spanish supply dominated the sales. The Turkish lemons in 5 kg and 9 kg boxes completed the range. Greek lemons were found in Frankfurt in 15 kg containers. The supply was sufficient to meet the constant demand. The supermarket returns influenced the trade in some places. The price often decreased due to the large supply. Even for the flawless lemons the prices had to be adjusted. 


Average prices for lemons, source: BLE

Apples
The supply decreased but it was still sufficient to meet demand. The trade was calm, mainly due to the drop in temperature at the beginning of the week.

Pears
Italy dominated the trade and overall the availability reduced somewhat. However since the interest decreased with the same amount the prices remained uninfluenced.

Grapes
Peru and Brazil are the main players in the trade. The importance of the imported product strongly increased, while the European produce lost ground.

Kiwis
The availability and the demand were matches as usual. Therefore the prices remained stable.

Oranges
The supply of Navelinas from Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey increased constantly. The start of the Advent increased the interest.

Other small citrus fruits
The drop in temperatures positively influenced the trade. This meant that overall the sales were satisfactory. The quality of almost all products was convincing. 

Bananas
As a rule the supply was matched to the continuous and quiet sales. Therefore changes in the prices were barely necessary.

Cauliflowers
Overall the German supplies dominated the trade. The supply was sufficient to meet the constant demand. After Thursday the often modest interest rose.

Lettuce
The iceberg salad mainly came from Spain only in Berlin a small supply came from Germany. The quality widely varied, and the prices varied accordingly.

Cucumbers
Spain continued to expand its main position. The Dutch and Belgian supply decreased continuously. 

Tomatoes
The Central European tomato producers lost their importance in the sector of standard tomatoes and loose products. At the same time the supply from Spain increased.

Bell peppers
The usually fluctuating prices remained on the same level as the previous week. However the prices started to increase due to the limited availability. 
 
Onions
Only Spanish onions reached the German market. The high demand meant a satisfying trade. The prices often increased. 


Source: BLE

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