Market prospect and opportunities for June 2015 (weeks 23 to 26 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 23 to 26 inclusive and was drawn up on 8 May. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. Chicory, alternative lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes remain interesting products for promotional campaigns, but don't forget barbecue vegetables such as courgettes and aubergines.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: production remains high, with 3.5 to 4 million kg per week in weeks 23-26.
Price: in April, producers were earning higher prices, and across 2015 as a whole, auction prices are higher than those in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: the volume of cluster tomatoes also increases steadily. The volume is set to rise to between 4 and 5 million kg per week in weeks 23-26.
Price: in April, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were higher than those in April 2014, and for the first sixteen weeks of the year, the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period in 2014.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: the supplies gradually peter out: between 1.2 and 1.4 million heads per week in weeks 23-26.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in April were higher than in April 2014, and the same applies to the average price across the first sixteen weeks of this year.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: supplies are running at about 150,000 heads/week in weeks 23-26.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: the trade can count on 100,000 heads/week in weeks 23-26.

Red oak leaf
Delivery: the volume in weeks 23-26 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 23-26.

Peppers
Production runs in waves, with peaks and troughs.
Green: a wave of production occurs in weeks 23-26, with between 300,000 and 350,000 kg/week. Auction prices so far are comparable to those at the beginning of the 2014 season.
Red: in weeks 23-26, a peak continues. Producers are supplying 800,000 to 1,000,000 kg/week.
Yellow: around weeks 23-26, 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 noticeably higher than in 2014, both for April and across the whole period of 2015.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the volume continues to increase: 4 to 5 million units per week in weeks 23-26.
Price: the auction price in April this year was much higher than that in April 2014. The average price across 2015 was also higher than the average price in the same period in 2014.

Aubergines
Delivery: the April peak continues, with weeks 23-26 yielding 350,000 to 450,000 kg/week.
Price: lower than in April 2014; for the sixteen weeks of 2015, prices are comparable to those in the same period last year.

Courgettes
Delivery: a peak of 1.5 to 2 million units/week is reached in weeks 23-26.
Price: the auction price in April was well above that in April 2014. The average price across 2015 was also higher than that in the same period in 2014.

Asparagus
Delivery: May is the month for Flandria asparagus par excellence. In weeks 22-23, production fluctuates around 200,000 kg/week. After that, the supply drops to 70,000 kg in week 24 and 40,000 kg by week 25.
Price: in April, the prices were noticeably higher than in April last year. The average price across the sixteen weeks of 2015 climbed slightly above the 2014 average over that period.

Cauliflower
Delivery: in weeks 23-26, high levels of supplies are expected, with 350,000 to 500,000 heads/week.

Broccoli
Delivery: the producers are supplying between 80,000 and 150,000 kg/week in weeks 25-28.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 23 to 26 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 30,000 to 40,000 kg per week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching higher auction prices in April than in April 2014, and on average across the sixteen weeks of 2015, the prices are also higher.

Leeks
Delivery: the volume decreases. In week 23 the producers are still supplying 500,000 kg. After week 24, summer leeks come on stream: 150,000 to 200,000 kg/week until week 26.
Price: in April, leek prices were higher than in April 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Chicory
Delivery: the volume declines further, with weeks 23-26 still yielding 700,000 kg per week.
Price: the auction price in April 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 hover between 30,000 and 50,000 units per week in weeks 23 to 25 inclusive. Production drops to between 20,000 and 30,000 heads/week in week 26.
Price: auction prices in April were much lower than in the same period in 2014, and for 2015, much lower than in the corresponding period last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: between 120,000 and 150,000 units per week are expected in weeks 23 to 26 inclusive.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in April 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply is low in weeks 23-26, at 10,000 to 15,000 heads/week.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in April that was noticeably higher than at the same point in 2014, and the same applies to the average price across 2015.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 23 to 26 inclusive, the LAVA auctions are expecting between 20,000 and 30,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices in April climbed above those in April 2014, and the same applies to the average price across 2015.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply remains steady. In weeks 23 to 26 inclusive, the trade can count on 150,000 to 250,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in April were much lower than in April 2014, and the average price, too, was 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 22-26.

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