Almost the entire available range existed of European oranges. The availability of South African and Turkish oranges was very low. Spain clearly dominated the trade with their supply of Navelina oranges. The supply of Spanish Salustiana oranges increased, and sold between 13 Euro and 14 Euro per crate of 15 kg.Prices of common oranges, source: BLE
Navelina oranges from Italy, Greece and Turkey completed the range together with the first Greek navel oranges. The Turkish Washington Navel arrived in Munich and Frankfurt and sold for 7 Euro per box of 7.5 kg because they left something to be desired in terms of color. The Italian blood oranges, Moro and Tarocco, slightly increased their market share, however their taste and color weren’t always top of the range.Market shares week 50, source: BLE
Overall the trade was quiet despite the Advent period however the trade became a little livelier. Due to the hugely increased supply traders were forced to lower their prices. Sometimes the discounts led to an increase in sales. The first Moroccan oranges are expected in week 51.