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BLE report Week 12:

"The presence of Egyptian Valencia Late clearly expanded"

Spanish offers obviously continued to dominate. In addition to Lane Late and Navelate, Navel and Salustiana were primarily available. According to BLE, the presence of Egyptian Valencia Late clearly expanded and Turkish Washington Navel also gained in importance. First Valencia Late from Turkey cost €12.50 per 9-kg pack in Frankfurt. Moroccan and Italian blond oranges did not go beyond a complementary character overall.

In the blood orange segment, Italian Moro and Tarocco predominated over Spanish Sanguinelli and Cara Cara. In line with the seasonal status, availability was somewhat limited. Nevertheless, the demand could be satisfied without difficulty. In terms of prices, there were no significant changes. Price reductions were observed as well as price increases, but the overall fluctuations remained within limits. In Frankfurt, Italian Tarocco Lempso also appeared.

Domestic offers continued to form the basis of supply, with Elstar, Jonagold and Boskoop leading the way. Kanzi and Wellant had gained in relevance, while Braeburn had lost some of its importance.

In terms of volume, South African imports had displaced the Italian offerings from the top of the range. However, European products still set the tone locally.

Table grapes
South African lots predominated. Unloadings from Peru and Namibia completed the picture. Indian batches appeared in small quantities, but these were only of a complementary nature.

The size of the assortment sufficiently harmonized with the sales. Spanish primofiori dominated.

Slow sales characterized the week. In general, supply and demand were sufficiently balanced, so that the prices did not change significantly.

French and Italian shipments shared the action among themselves, Spanish offers were only available locally. French deliveries, meanwhile, were somewhat limited, while the presence of Italian deliveries seemed to have increased.

In the case of iceberg lettuce, the majority of deliveries were Spanish, with Turkish and Italian lettuce completing the picture. While availability had expanded in Hamburg and Cologne, and prices fell as a result, valuations in Munich stagnated at their previous high level.

Spanish cucumbers dominated the market. Belgian and Dutch supplies followed in terms of relevance, with Greek only holding supplementary status.

A wide range of products continued to be available, in which Turkey, Italy and Spain were the most important. From Morocco came mainly round tomatoes, which were not always convincing in terms of quality. The Turkish fruits also showed deficiencies in this respect at times.

Sweet peppers
Spanish shipments continued to dominate and were most likely to be flanked by Turkish imports. Moroccan offerings were limited and played only a minor role.

Source: BLE 

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