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It is very quiet on the Belgian greenhouse vegetable market towards the end of the year

Published Dec 22, 2023

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The Belgian greenhouse vegetable market is quiet at the end of the year, with a noticeable decrease in activity and demand. Many growers are starting to pick up cultivation again due to more stable energy prices, but the supply is still behind. There are supply problems due to heavy rainfall, making traditional winter vegetables very expensive for this time of year.
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Tholen - It is very quiet on the Belgian greenhouse vegetable market towards the end of the year. The trend among various traders is that it is noticeably quiet around this period. "We always see that there is a little less happening in greenhouse vegetables towards the last weeks of December, but there is no longer a Christmas peak." The lights went out en masse in Belgian illuminated cultivation last winter. This season, a large number of growers seem to be picking up cultivation again, partly due to more stable energy prices, but the supply is still a bit behind. Barry Michiels of wholesaler Gebroeders Michiels traditionally describes the months after September as the six lean months, but "it is quieter around this period than other years. I don't really know what the reason is. The supply is lagging behind, but there is not particularly high demand." "We are of course close to the holidays and you have to compete with the Spanish offer on the German market." The company mainly ...
Source: AGF
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