Market prospect and opportunities for December 2015 (weeks 49 to 52 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 49 to 52 inclusive and was drawn up on 6 November. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. December is a great month for promotional deals with cabbages, seasonal vegetables and leeks.

Leeks
Delivery: supplies of Flandria leeks are approaching a peak. From 1.6 million kg in week 49, they increase to 1.8 million kg by week 52.
Price: in October, leek prices were higher than in October 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Chicory
Delivery: the volume increases to between 1 and 1.2 million kg/week in weeks 49-52.
Price: the auction price in October this year was higher than in October 2014. Across the whole of 2015, prices are higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: weeks 49 and 50 yield 2 million heads/week. At the end of the year (week 51) supplies rise at first to 2.2 million units and then drop again to 2 million units in week 52.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in October were slightly higher than in October 2014, and the average price across the 44 weeks of this year was also higher.

Multicolor lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 49 to 52, the LAVA auctions are expecting 200,000 heads/week.
Price: the auction price in October this year was comparable to October 2014, and the same applied to the average price across 2015 compared with the corresponding period last year.

Lollo bionda
Delivery: in weeks 49 and 50, the trade can expect about 300,000 heads/week. From week 51, a downward trend sets in, with 250,000 heads/week, and by week 52 still 150,000 heads/week.
Price: the auction price in October was much higher, and the average was also higher.

Lollo rossa
Delivery: in weeks 49 to 52, the volume expected is between 80,000 and 100,000 heads/week.
Price: the auction price in October was higher, and the average was also higher.

Red oak leaf
Delivery: supplies fluctuate around 50,000 heads/week in weeks 49 to 52.
Price: the price in October was higher, and the average price was comparable to 2014.

Green oak leaf
Delivery: in weeks 49 to 52, the trade can expect between 50,000 and 70,000 heads/week.
Price: the price in October was slightly higher, and the average price also.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 49 to 52 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 40,000 kg/week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching much higher auction prices in October, and on average across the 44 weeks of 2015, the prices are also higher.

Red cabbage
Delivery: the volume available in weeks 49 to 52 amounts to 60,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices in October were higher than in the same period in 2014, and for the 44 weeks of 2015, average prices were a little lower than in the corresponding period last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: a drop in weeks 49 to 52, with 100,000 to 150,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in October 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply falls off to between 80,000 and 120,000 units/week in weeks 49 to 51. This trend continues in week 52 with 50,000 to 80,000 units.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in October that was higher than at the same point in 2014. The average price was also higher than in the corresponding period in 2014.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply increases slightly to between 150,000 and 200,000 heads/week in weeks 49-52.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in October were comparable to October 2014. The average price across the 44 weeks of 2015 was lower than in the corresponding period last year.

Sprouts
Delivery: the LAVA auctions expect between 150,000 and 200,000 kg/week in weeks 49-52.
Price: in October, growers were earning a similar price to October 2014, and an average price that was slightly higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 49 to 52, the supplies continue to drop, to between 1 and 1.2 million kg per week. In weeks 51 and 52, the level is still expected to be between 500,000 and 800,000 kg.
Price: in October, producers were earning much higher prices, and in the 44 weeks of 2015, auction prices are also higher than those in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: a continued drop in weeks 49 to 51, with 1.4 to 1.6 million kg/week. In week 52, the supply hovers around 1 million kg/week.
Price: in October, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were much higher than in October 2014, and the same applies to the average price compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

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