Market prospect and opportunities for July 2015 (weeks 28 to 31 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 27 to 31 inclusive and was drawn up on 4 June. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. July is a great month for promotional campaigns with Flandria tomatoes (both loose and cluster) and barbecue vegetables such as peppers, courgettes and aubergines.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: in week 28, the LAVA auctions expect between 4 and 4.5 million kg. From weeks 30/31, the average volume varies between 4 and 5 million kg/week.
Price: in May, producers were earning higher prices, and across 2015 as a whole, too, auction prices are higher than in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: in week 28, the volume decreases slightly to between 3.5 and 4.5 million kg. this is followed by an increase back to between 4 and 5 million kg/week in weeks 30-31.
Price: in May, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were higher than in May 2014, and for the first twenty weeks of the year, the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period in 2014.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the volume continues to increase: 5 to 6 million units per week in weeks 28-31.
Price: the auction price in May this year was comparable to that in May 2014. The average price across the whole year was also a little higher than the average price in the same period in 2014.

Peppers
Production runs in waves, with peaks and troughs. In both May and 2015 as a whole, the prices for the various colours are noticeably higher than last year.
Green: a wave of production occurs in weeks 28-31, with between 300,000 and 400,000 kg/week. Auction prices so far are comparable to those at the beginning of the 2014 season.
Red: in weeks 28-31, a peak continues. Producers are supplying 800,000 to 1,000,000 kg/week.
Yellow: in weeks 28-31, supplies remain stable at between 300,000 and 400,000 kg per week. At the beginning of the season, auction prices for red and yellow were noticeably higher than at the start of the season last year.
Price: auction prices for all colours were much higher than in 2014, both for May and across the whole period of 2015.

Aubergines
Delivery: the peak continues, with weeks 28-31 yielding 350,000 to 450,000 kg/week.
Price: lower than in May 2014; for the twenty 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 28-31.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in May were much lower than in May 2014, but the average price across the first twenty weeks of this year was higher.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: supplies are running at 130,000 to 150,000 heads/week in weeks 28-31.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: the trade can count on 100,000 heads/week in weeks 28-31.

Red oak leaf
Delivery: the volume in weeks 28-31 will fluctuate around 100,000 to 120,000 heads/week.

Green oak leaf
Delivery: the producers supply 50,000 to 60,000 heads/week in weeks 28-31.

Cauliflower
Delivery: in week 28, brisk levels of supplies are expected, with 350,000 to 500,000 heads/week. In the subsequent weeks, the volume declines to between 250,000 and 400,000 heads/week in week 31.
Price: much lower than in May 2014, and the average price is also much lower.

Broccoli
Delivery: the LAVA producers are supplying between 120,000 and 150,000 kg/week in weeks 28-31.
Price: higher than May 2014, and the average price across the whole year is also higher than in the same period in 2014.

Courgettes
Delivery: the season's first peak of 1.5 to 2 million units/week is reached in weeks 28-31.
Price: the auction price in May was lower than in May 2014. The average price across 2015 is comparable to that in the same period in 2014.

Leeks
Delivery: in week 29, the producers are supplying 150,000 to 200,000 kg of summer leeks. After this, the volume increases to 500,000 kg in week 30. This is followed by a peak of 500,000 to 800,000 kg in weeks 33 to 35.
Price: in May, leek prices were higher than in May 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 28 to 31 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 30,000 to 40,000 kg per week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching far lower auction prices in May than in May 2014, but on average across the twenty weeks of 2015, the prices are higher.

Chicory
Delivery: the volume remains the same, with weeks 28-31 still yielding 500,000 to 700,000 kg per week.
Price: the auction price in May 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: supplies drop to between 20,000 and 30,000 units per week in weeks 28 to 31.
Price: auction prices in May were lower than in the same period in 2014, and for 2015, 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 28 to 31.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in May 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply increases gradually, rising by weeks 28-31 to between 20,000 and 25,000 heads per week.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in May that was comparable to that at the same point in 2014, but the average price was higher.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 28 to 31 inclusive, the LAVA auctions are expecting between 20,000 and 30,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices in May fell well below those in May 2014, but the average price is higher.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply remains steady in week 28 at 150,000 to 250,000 heads per week. It then decreases by week 31 to between 100,000 and 150,000 heads/week.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in May were much lower than in May 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/week in weeks 28-31.
Price: auction prices in May were higher than in May 2014, and the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period last year.

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