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Germany: Limited availability of Belgian and Dutch tomatoes

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Published Jul 8, 2023

Tridge summary

The tomato assortment on the German market was primarily made up of Belgian, Dutch, and local products. Prices for tomatoes fell slightly due to increased supply. Imports of apples from the southern hemisphere increased, causing European varieties to lose importance. Chilean and South African deliveries dominated the pear market, while grape prices remained stable. Availability of strawberries and peaches met demand, while apricot demand was easily met by Spanish, Italian, and French influx. German and Turkish batches of cherries were available with storage options up, and despite decreased availability, lemons still met demand. Availability of bananas was balanced with limited storage options. Cauliflower availability easily met demand and prices were discounted due to slow sales. Lettuce was mainly German and Belgian, with Dutch lettuce available selectively and at a higher price. Cucumbers had increased availability, but prices trended upward. Interest in paprika was easily met and had no significant changes in valuation.
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Original content

Belgian and Dutch offers formed the basis of the tomato assortment on the German market. All in all, their availability was limited. Local products, on the other hand, gained in importance. Italy only added cherry tomatoes to the range. French tomatoes on the vine had an additional character in Frankfurt, but were at the top of this segment in terms of price. According to the BLE in Germany, the demand was sometimes friendly and could be met without any problems. Market shares for vine tomatoes As a result, prices often fell slightly. German product remained relatively stable in price. In Munich, Italian imports became cheaper due to the greater presence of German fruit. In Berlin, slight price decreases were observed for most of the Belgian and Dutch range as a result of an increased supply. Click here for the full market and pricing report ApplesSlowly but surely, imports from the southern hemisphere took over; European parties increasingly faded into the background. Especially ...
Source: AGF
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