According to Ismea data, the price of cauliflowers from Rovigo dropped because the weather affected the quality of the produce and that of cauliflowers from Naples and Apulia dropped because there was more produce available. Prices were stable in Salerno and Metaponto.
Average prices - third week of November 2014 with variations against the previous week (fourth column) and against the same week of the previous year (fifth column) - Click here to enlarge
During the week from 17th to 23rd November, the average price at origin was of €0.45/kg, i.e. -1.9% with respect to the previous 7 days and +38.8% than the same week in 2013.
As can be seen from the chart above, average weekly prices tended to increase since mid-October, with peaks of €0.55/kg in early November.
In Turin, white cauliflowers sold in 30x50 single layers fluctuated quite a bit in the last few weeks - €0.90 on November 7, €1.00 from 10th to 14th November and then again €0.90 as of November 17. The the price dropped again to €0.85.
Italian white cauliflowers - Click here to enlarge
In Fondi, from 10th to 16th November, Italian white crowned cauliflowers in single layers registered an average price of €0.86/kg, i.e. -11.3% with respect to the previous week, when the average price was €0.97/kg.
In Bologna, during the same week, average quotations were of €1.01/kg, against the €1.17/kg of foreign white crowned cauliflowers in single layers.
In Syracuse, prices went from €1.00/kg on November 10 to the €0.95 of the following days, only to drop to €0.80 on November 17 and again to €0.75 on November 18.