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Overview global onion market

Fresh Onion
Published Sep 25, 2021

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Weather conditions and logistical problems are a common theme in the global onion market and affect quality and price in several countries. Heavy rains and humidity during the early-year South African growing season have flooded the market with onions of less than desirable quality, while extreme summer heat waves in much of North America have limited harvest size.

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Weather conditions and logistical problems are a common theme in the global onion market and affect quality and price in several countries. Heavy rains and humidity during the early-year South African growing season have flooded the market with onions of less than desirable quality, while extreme summer heat waves in much of North America have limited harvest size . Meanwhile, Dutch onion exports in Europe are limited by a lack of logistics options rather than by quality or quantity problems, and prices in the UK are rising due to increased input costs, which are not expected to fall in the near term. UK: Prices on the rise due to higher input costs for British onionsThe average price of British onions for the first three weeks of September 2021 was £0.49/25kg, 1.2% higher than the average price in August 2021, and 17% higher than the average price in September 2020. The increase in UK onion prices can primarily be attributed to rising input costs. UK growers face higher costs for ...
Source: AGF
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