Market prospect and opportunities for August and September 2015 (weeks 32 to 44 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 32 to 44 inclusive and was drawn up on 10 July. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. August and September are great months for promotional campaigns with summery BBQ vegetables such as peppers, courgettes, aubergines and cucumbers.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 34, the LAVA auctions expect between 3.5 and 4 million kg per week. From weeks 35 to 40, the volume drops to between 2.5 and 3 million kg/week. The volume continues to drop, but weeks 41 to 44 will still yield between 2 and 2.5 million kg/week.
Price: in June, producers were earning much lower prices, but in the 26 weeks of 2015, auction prices are comparable to those in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 44, the volume decreases to between 3.5 and 4 million kg/week. This trend persists in weeks 35-40, with 3 to 3.5 million kg/week. A further decrease is expected for weeks 41 to 44, although there will still be 2 to 2.5 million kg/week.
Price: in June, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were lower than in June 2014, but for the first 26 weeks of the year, the average price was higher than in the corresponding period in 2014.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the producers are still supplying 3.5 to 4.5 million units/week in weeks 32-36. Weeks 37 to 40 yield some 3 to 3.5 million units/week. The LAVA auctions are expecting lower figures for weeks 41 to 44, at 1.5 to 2.5 million units/week.
Price: the auction price in June this year was comparable to that in June 2014. The average price across the whole year was a little higher than the average price in the same period in 2014.

Peppers
Production runs in waves, with peaks and troughs.
Price: The auction prices in June 2015 for all three colours were lower than in June 2014. The average price for green peppers was comparable to the price in the same period last year, while the average price of red and yellow was higher.
Green: a wave of production occurs in weeks 32-34, with between 300,000 and 400,000 kg/week. The volume decreases to between 250,000 and 300,000 kg/week in weeks 35-41, and there will still be supplies of 200,000 to 300,000 kg/week in weeks 42 to 44.
Red: the first peak is followed by a decrease in weeks 32-36, reaching 700,000 to 900,000 kg/week. Producers will be supplying 500,000 to 850,000 kg/week in weeks 37 to 41, and 300,000 to 500,000 kg/week in weeks 42 to 44.
Yellow: in weeks 32-35, supplies remain stable at between 300,000 and 400,000 kg per week. The volume then drops off to between 250,000 and 350,000 kg/week in weeks 36-39, and weeks 40-44 will still yield 200,000 to 250,000 kg/week.

Aubergines
Delivery: after the peak, the volume drops in weeks 32-37 to between 300,000 and 350,000 kg/week. This trend continues, with weeks 38-41 still yielding 200,000 kg/week, and weeks 42-44 still providing 100,000 kg/week.
Price: lower than in June 2014; for the 26 weeks of 2015, average prices are also lower than in the same period last year

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: the supplies gradually peter out: between 1.2 and 1.4 million heads per week in weeks 32-33. After a drop to 1.2 million heads/week in weeks 34-42, another peak occurs in weeks 43-44, with 1.5 to 2 million heads/week.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in June were much lower than in June 2014, but the average price across the first 26 weeks of this year was slightly higher.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: supplies are running at 130,000 to 150,000 heads/week in weeks 32-40. From week 41 to week 44 inclusive, production rises to 200,000 heads/week.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: the trade can count on 100,000 heads/week in weeks 32-40, and by weeks 41-44, the growers are expected to supply 120,000 heads/week.

Red oak leaf
Delivery: the volume in weeks 32-40 will fluctuate between 100,000 to 120,000 heads/week, rising to 130,000 heads/week in weeks 41-44.

Green oak leaf
Delivery: the producers supply 50,000 to 60,000 heads/week in weeks 32-44.

Cauliflower
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 34, supplies of 200,000 to 300,000 heads/week are expected. A peak follows, with brisk supplies of between 400,000 and 500,000 heads/week in weeks 35-39. In weeks 40-43, producers will still be supplying 300,000 to 400,000 heads/week, and by week 44, the volume falls to between 200,000 and 300,000 heads/week.
Price: at the same level as in June 2014, although the average price is a little lower than in the same period in 2014.

Broccoli
Delivery: the LAVA producers are supplying between 100,000 and 120,000 heads in week 32. The volume then increases to between 150,000 and 180,000 heads/week in weeks 33-44.
Price: comparable to June 2014, and the same also applies to the average price across 2015.

Courgettes
Delivery: the season's first peak of 1.5 to 2 million units is reached in week 32. Weeks 34 to 38 see the volume climb to between 2 and 2.2 million units/week. The production then declines, with weeks 39-41 yielding 1 to 1.5 million units/week. It continues to fall, reaching 500,000 to 800,000 units/week by week 42. Around week 44, the season comes to an end, with 100,000 units still available.
Price: the auction price in June was a little higher than in June 2014, and the average price over the 26 weeks of 2015 was also a little higher than the average price over the same period in 2014.

Leeks
Delivery: in week 32, the producers are supplying 500,000 kg of summer leeks. After this, the volume increases to between 500,000 and 800,000 kg/week in weeks 33 to 35. This is followed by a peak of 1 to 1.3 million kg/week in weeks 36 to 42, rising to between 1.3 and 1.5 million kg/week in weeks 43 and 44.
Price: in June, leek prices were higher than in June 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 44 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 30,000 to 40,000 kg/week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching comparable auction prices in June, and on average across the 26 weeks of 2015, the prices are higher.

Chicory
Delivery: the volume remains at 700,000 kg in week 32. Production then rises steadily, with weeks 34 to 39 already yielding 800,000 to 900,000 kg/week, reaching 1 million kg/week by weeks 40 to 42. A peak is expected of 1.2 million kg/week in weeks 43 to 44.
Price: the auction price in June this year was much higher than in 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, prices are higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Red cabbage
Delivery: production drops to between 20,000 and 30,000 units in week 32. This is followed by an increase in weeks 34 to 36, reaching 30,000 to 40,000 units/week, and in weeks 37 to 42, there will be 50,000 to 60,000 units/week. By week 44, the LAVA auctions are expecting 60,000 units.
Price: auction prices in June were lower than in the same period in 2014, and for the 26 weeks of 2015, average prices are also a little lower than in the corresponding period last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: supplies decrease, to between 70,000 and 100,000 units per week in weeks 32 to 35. The volume picks up again in weeks 36 to 42, with 100,000 to 150,000 units/week, and by weeks 43-44, there will be 150,000 to 180,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in June 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply initially decreases in week 32, reaching 20,000 to 25,000 units/week. In weeks 35-36, it picks up again, rising to 40,000 units/week. It reaches a peak of between 60,000 and 80,000 units/week in weeks 37-40, and hits 100,000 to 120,000 units/week in weeks 41 to 44.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in June that was comparable to that at the same point in 2014, but the average price was much higher.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 32 to 44 inclusive, the LAVA auctions are expecting between 20,000 and 30,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices in June fell below those in June 2014, but the average price was a little higher.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply drops to between 100,000 and 150,000 heads in week 32. It remains at the level of 150,000 heads/week in weeks 35 to 42, and there is then a slight increase to between 150,000 and 200,000 heads/week in weeks 43-44.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in June were much lower than in June 2014, and the average price, too, was far lower than in the corresponding period last year.

Green celery
Delivery: the trade can count on more volume, with 180,000 heads/bunches/week in weeks 32-44.
Price: auction prices in June were a little higher than in June 2014, and the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Sprouts
Delivery: the season starts around week 33 and gets modestly underway with between 5,000 and 10,000 kg in week 35. The volume increases slowly and by week 37 there will be 20,000 to 40,000 kg. The LAVA auctions expect between 60,000 and 90,000 kg/week in weeks 38-40, and 150,000 kg/week by weeks 41-44.

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