Market prospect and opportunities for June 2016 (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 6 May. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. June is a great month for promotional deals with tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines and asparagus.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: the volume increases sharply, peaking at 3.5 to 4.5 million kg per week by weeks 23-26.
Price: in April, producers were earning lower prices than in April 2015, and the average price for 2016 is also lower than in the same period in 2015.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 23-26, the LAVA auctions expect to see supplies increase to between 4 and 5 million kg/week.
Price: in April, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were lower than in April 2015, and the average price was considerably lower.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the volume increases swiftly: in weeks 23-26, production rises to between 5 and 6 million units/week.
Price: the price earned by producers in April was lower than in April 2015, and the same applied to the average price.

Aubergines
Delivery: the first big peak is expected around weeks 23 to 26, with between 450,000 and 600,000 kg/week.
Price: comparable prices for April, and the average price across 2016 is also comparable to that in the first four months of 2015.

Peppers
Delivery:
Green peppers: a wave of production is expected in weeks 23-26 at between 300,000 and 450,000 kg/week.
Price: the price in April was lower than in April 2015, and the average price was comparable to that over the first four months of 2015.
Red peppers: the LAVA auctions expect 800,000 to 1,000,000 kg/week in weeks 23-26.
Price: red pepper growers were earning lower prices in April than in April last year, and the same also applies to the average price.
Yellow peppers: the growers supply between 300,000 and 400,000 kg/week in weeks 23-26.
Price: yellow pepper prices in April were lower than in April 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 23 to 26, supplies drop to between 1.2 and 1.4 million heads per week.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in April were higher than those in April 2015, but the average price across the four months this year is lower than last year.
We see the same pricing trend for the alternative lettuce varieties.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: the growers supply 150,000 units/week in weeks 23-26.
Price: prices in April were lower than in April 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: there will be 100,000 units/week supplied in weeks 23-26.
Price: prices in April were lower than in April 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Red oak-leaf
Delivery: in weeks 23 to 26, expected levels are between 100,000 and 120,000 units/week.
Price: prices in April were lower than in April 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Green oak-leaf
Delivery: in weeks 23-26, the LAVA auctions expect supplies of between 50,000 and 60,000 units/week.
Price: prices in April were lower than in April 2015, and the same also applies to the average price.

Courgettes
Delivery: in weeks 23-26, supplies increase to a peak of 2 to 2.5 million units/week.
Price: in April, far lower prices than in 2015, and the same also applies to the average price this year.

Asparagus
Delivery: a peak of 200,000 kg/week is expected in week 22-23. After this, production decreases, reaching 70,000 kg/week by week 24 and 40,000 by week 25.
Price: asparagus prices in April were comparable to 2015, and the trend is the same for the average price in 2016.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: the trade can expect supplies of between 30,000 and 40,000 kg/week in weeks 23 to 26.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching much lower auction prices in April than in April 2015; so far in 2016, the average prices are somewhat lower than the average in 2015 over the same period.

Cauliflower
Delivery: the outdoor cauliflower season starts in week 21. The expected peak supplies should occur in weeks 23-26, with between 350,000 and 500,000 units.

Broccoli
Delivery: the season begins in week 21, and the volume increases in weeks 25-28 to between 80,000 and 100,000 units/week.

Leeks
Delivery: in week 23, the LAVA auctions expect to see supplies of 500,000 kg/week. From week 24 onwards, young leeks become available. The volume fluctuates between 150,000 and 200,000 kg/week.
Price: in April, leek prices were slightly lower than in April 2015. Across the four 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 weeks 23-26.
Price: the auction price in April was comparable to April 2015, but the average price across four months was lower than last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: supplies decline to between 120,000 and 150,000 units/week in weeks 23-26.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage in April were lower than in April 2015, but the average price across 2016 is slightly higher.

Red cabbage
Delivery: the volume available in weeks 23 to 25 is between 30,000 and 50,000 units/week. Production declines to between 20,000 and 30,000 units/week in week 26.
Price: auction prices in April were far higher than in April last year, and the average price is also far higher than in 2015.

Savoy cabbage
Delivery: the new harvest also sees an increase to between 10,000 and 15,000 units/week in weeks 23 to 26.
Price: the auction price in April was lower than in April 2015, and the average prices were also lower than in the same period last year.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 23 to 26, the supplies are likely to be between 20,000 and 30,000 units/week.
Price: comparable prices in April, and across the whole of 2016, higher than the average price in the four months of 2015.

Green celery
Delivery: the volume increases sharply to 180,000 units/week in weeks 22-26.

Celeriac
Delivery: the volume remains stable at between 150,000 and 250,000 units/week until week 30.
Price: prices at auction for celeriac in April were higher than in April 2015, and the same applies to the average price over four months compared to 2015.

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