Market prospect and opportunities for weeks 33 to 39 inclusive

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 33 to 39 inclusive and was drawn up on 29 July. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. August and September are still great months for promotional deals with BBQ vegetables: tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: the supplies are decreasing, reaching 2.8 to 4.2 million kg per week around weeks 33-34. This level will continue in weeks 35 to 39, with 2.8 to 3.2 million kg/week.
Price: in June-July, producers were earning higher prices than in June-July 2015, and the average price for 2016 is comparable to the average price in the same period in 2015.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 33-36, the LAVA auctions expect to see supplies decrease to between 2.8 and 3.8 million kg/week. By weeks 37-39, there will still be 2.5 to 3 million kg/week.
Price: in June-July, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were higher than in June-July 2015; the average price was a little lower than in the same period last year.

Cucumbers
Delivery: in weeks 33-36, production falls to between 3.5 and 4.5 million units/week. In weeks 37-39, the level decreases to between 3 and 3.5 million units/week.
Price: the price earned by producers in June-July was comparable to that in June-July 2015, and the same applies to the average price.

Aubergines
Delivery: in weeks 32-37, production continues to decrease, to between 300,000 and 350,000 kg/week. In weeks 38 and 39, the volume will be down to 200,000 kg/week.
Price: comparable prices for June-July, and the average price across 2016 is also comparable to that in the first seven months of 2015.

Peppers
Delivery:
Green peppers: between 300,000 and 400,000 kg/week is expected in weeks 33-34. A downwards trend follows in weeks 35-39, with 250,000 to 300,000 kg/week.
Price: the price in June-July was higher than in June-July 2015, and the average price was also slightly higher than that over the seven months of 2015.
Red peppers: the LAVA auctions still expect 700,000 to 900,000 kg/week in weeks 32-36. From mid-September onwards, producers will still be supplying 500,000 to 750,000 kg/week in weeks 37-39.
Price: red pepper growers were earning higher prices in June-July than in June-July last year, and the same also applies to the average price.
Yellow peppers: the growers are still supplying 300,000 kg in week 32. In weeks 36-39, there will still be 250,000 to 350,000 kg/week.
Price: yellow pepper prices in June-July were higher than in June-July 2015, and the average price was a little lower than the average across the seven months of 2015.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 33, supplies remain at between 1.2 and 1.4 million heads per week. In weeks 34-39, supplies continue to fluctuate around 1.2 million heads/week.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in June-July were lower than those in June-July 2015, but the average price across the seven months this year was comparable to last year. For the alternative lettuce varieties, we note better prices in June-July, although the average price for 2016 is noticeably lower than the average price for the corresponding period in 2015.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: the growers will be supplying 130,000 to 150,000 units/week in weeks 32-39.
Price: higher prices in June-July, although the average price for 2016 is noticeably lower than the average price for the corresponding period in 2015.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: there will still be 100,000 units/week supplied in weeks 32-40.
Price: higher prices in June-July, although the average price for 2016 is noticeably lower than the average price for the corresponding period in 2015.

Red oak-leaf
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 39, levels are expected to be between 100,000 and 120,000 units/week.
Price: higher prices in June-July, although the average price for 2016 is noticeably lower than the average price for the corresponding period in 2015.

Green oak-leaf
Delivery: in weeks 32-39, the LAVA auctions expect supplies of between 50,000 and 60,000 units/week.
Price: higher prices in June-July, although the average price for 2016 is noticeably lower than the average price for the corresponding period in 2015.

Courgettes
Delivery: in week 32, supplies decrease slightly to between 1.5 and 2 million units/week. Levels then increase slightly to between 2 and 2.2 million units/week in weeks 34-39.
Price: in June-July, slightly higher prices than in 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: the trade can expect supplies of between 30,000 and 40,000 kg/week in weeks 32 to 39.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching noticeably higher prices in June-July than in June-July 2015; so far in 2016, the average prices are noticeably lower than the average in 2015 over the same period.

Cauliflower
Delivery: the LAVA auctions expect extremely uncertain production. Likely levels in weeks 33-39 are expected to be between 200,000 and 400,000 units/week.
Price: June-July 2016 yielded noticeably higher prices than June-July last year, and given that June-July were the first real months of production, the picture is the same for the seven months of 2016 compared to 2015.

Broccoli
Delivery: the broccoli harvest is likewise very unpredictable. It is estimated that weeks 33-39 will yield about 100,000 to 120,000 units/week.
Price: in June-July, the auction price was higher than in June-July last year, and the same also applies to the average price.

Leeks
Delivery: the LAVA auctions expect to see increasing supplies of summer leeks. Weeks 33-35 are expected to yield between 500,000 and 800,000 kg/week. This trend continues, with weeks 36-39 already yielding 1 million kg/week.
Price: in June-July, prices were higher than in June-July 2015. Across the seven months of 2016, the average price is comparable to that in the same period last year.

Chicory
Delivery: the volume of chicory fluctuates around 700,000 kg in week 32. Significant increases in quantities occur from weeks 34 to 39: 800,000 to 900,000 kg.
Price: the auction price in June-July was lower than in June-July 2015, and the average price across seven months was also lower than last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: supplies decline to between 70,000 and 100,000 heads/week in weeks 32-35. This is followed by an increase to between 100,000 and 150,000 heads/week in weeks 36-39.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage in June-July were much lower than in June-July 2015, and the same applies to average prices.

Red cabbage
Delivery: the volume available in week 32 is between 20,000 and 30,000 heads/week. Production increases to between 30,000 and 40,000 heads/week in weeks 34-36, and by weeks 37-39 it will fluctuate around 80,000 heads/week.
Price: auction prices in June-July were far higher than in June-July last year, and the average price was also far higher than in 2015.

Savoy cabbage
Delivery: the new harvest also sees an increase to between 20,000 and 25,000 heads/week in week 32. After this, weeks 35 to 36 will yield 40,000 heads, followed by a peak of 100,000 heads/week in week 39.
Price: the auction price in June-July was slightly higher than in June-July 2015, and the average prices were lower than in the same period last year.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 33 to 39, the supplies are likely to be between 20,000 and 30,000 units/week.
Price: higher prices in June-July, and across the whole of 2016, also higher than the average price in the first seven months of 2015.

Green celery
Delivery: the volume increases sharply to 180,000 bunches/week in weeks 33-39.
Price: green celery was fetching prices at auction in June-July comparable to those in June-July 2015; across 2016, the average prices are at the same level as in the same period in 2015.

Celeriac
Delivery: the volume reaches a level of between 100,000 and 150,000 units/week in weeks 32-34. In weeks 35-39, the volume remains at the same level of 150,000 units/week.
Price: prices at auction in June-July were much higher than in June-July 2015, and the same also applies to the average price over seven months compared to 2015.

Sprouts
Delivery: the season starts in week 33, with week 35 yielding a small volume of 5,000 to 10,000 kg. In week 37, this will double to between 20,000 and 40,000 kg, and in weeks 38-39, production will already hit 60,000 kg/week.

Fennel
Delivery: the producers will be supplying between 100,000 and 150,000 heads/week in weeks 32-44.

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