Expansion of South American grape import expected

Italy dominates events with numerous varieties, such as for example Italia, Crimson Seedless, Michelle Palleri and Red Globe. Meanwhile, Thompson Seedless have arrived in Hamburg. Turkish Sultana as well as Thompson seedless came mostly into the Hanseatic city and Munich. Spain took part in the market mostly with Crimson Seedless. Fruit from Portugal and France had a supplementary character.

Average prices of Thompson Seedless Source: BLE

The first Brazilian Thompson Seedless, which costed € 19.50 per 4.5 kg crate, were already available in Frankfurt. Altogether, the availability expanded. Because interest also improved, the traders could often increase their demands, at least when the organoleptic properties were convincing, which was often the case. For instance, the qualitatively exclusive French Alphonse Lavallée in Hamburg became a lot more expensive.

Average prices in the 42nd CW Source: BLE

In Berlin, the fact that the quotations moved up was based on a supply that did not fully cover the demand. Only in Cologne did significant price changes not occur due to the storage capabilities being limited due to the holidays.

Source: BLE

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