Market prospect and opportunities for November 2015 (weeks 45 to 48 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 45 to 48 inclusive and was drawn up on 9 October. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. November is a great month for promotional deals with cabbages, celeriac, chicory and cabbage lettuce.

Leeks
Delivery: production is static at around 1.3 to 1.5 million kg/week in week 45. It continues to fluctuate around 1.5 million kg in weeks 46 to 48.
Price: in September, leek prices were higher than in September 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 45 to 48 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 20,000 to 40,000 kg/week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching much higher auction prices in September, and on average across the 40 weeks of 2015, the prices are also higher.

Chicory
Delivery: production remains at the same level, at between 1 and 1.2 million kg/week in weeks 45-48.
Price: the auction price in September this year was higher than in September 2014. Across the whole of 2015, prices are higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: production continues to increase, from 1.8 to 2.3 million heads/week in weeks 45-48.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in September were slightly higher than in September 2014, and the average price across the 40 weeks of this year was also higher.

Red cabbage
Delivery: the increase continues in weeks 45 to 48, reaching 60,000 to 80,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices in September were higher than in the same period in 2014, and for the 40 weeks of 2015, average prices were a little lower than in the corresponding period last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: there is a seasonal peak in weeks 45 to 48, with 150,000 to 180,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in September 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply reaches a peak of between 100,000 and 120,000 units/week in weeks 45 to 48.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in September that was higher than at the same point in 2014. The average price was also higher than in the corresponding period in 2014.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 45 to 48 inclusive, the LAVA auctions are expecting between 30,000 and 35,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices in September were higher than those in September 2014, and the average price was also a little higher.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply increases slightly to between 150,000 and 200,000 heads/week in weeks 45-48.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in September were higher than in September 2014. However, the average price across the 40 weeks of 2015 was a little lower than in the corresponding period last year.

Green celery
Delivery: the trade can count on 150,000 bunches/week in weeks 45-48.
Price: auction prices in September were higher than in September 2014, and the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Sprouts
Delivery: the LAVA auctions expect an initial peak of between 150,000 and 180,000 kg/week in weeks 45-48.
Price: in September, growers were earning a higher price than in September 2014, and the same applies with regard to the average price in the corresponding period last year.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 45 to 47, the supplies continue to drop, from 2 to 1.5 million kg per week. By week 48, the level is expected to be 1 million kg.
Price: in September, producers were earning slightly higher prices, and in the 40 weeks of 2015, auction prices are higher than those in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: a continued drop in weeks 45 and 46, with 2.5 million kg/week. In weeks 47 and 48, the supply hovers around 2 million kg/week.
Price: in September, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were much higher than in September 2014, and the same applies to the average price compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the LAVA auctions are expecting lower levels for week 45, falling to 1 million units/week, and by week 46, the volume will drop to 500,000 units. In week 48, the cucumber season comes to an end.
Price: the auction price in September this year was much higher than in September 2014. The average price across 2015 was slightly higher than the average price in the same period in 2014.

Peppers
Production runs in waves, with peaks and troughs. Supplies of all colours stop in week 48.
Price: the auction prices in September 2015 for all three colours were much higher than in September 2014. The average price for all three colours was also a little higher.
Green: there will still be supplies of 200,000 to 300,000 kg/week in week 45. By weeks 46 and 47 this will drop to 100,000 kg, and supplies will dry up in week 48.
Red: producers will be supplying 300,000 to 400,000 kg/week in week 45, and the volume drops to between 100,000 and 200,000 kg/week in weeks 46 and 47. Production comes to an end in week 48.
Yellow: week 45 will still yield 150,000 to 200,000 kg/week. This will drop to just 50,000 kg in week 46 before coming to an end in week 48.

Aubergines
Delivery: the volume drops further in weeks 44-45 to 100,000 kg/week. Week 47 sees the end of the aubergine season.
Price: much higher in September than in September 2014; for the 40 weeks of 2015, average prices are also higher than in same period last year.

Cauliflower
Delivery: in week 45, producers will still be supplying 300,000 heads/week, and by weeks 46 and 47, the volume falls to between 150,000 and 200,000 heads/week. Weeks 48 and 49 will still yield 100,000 heads/week.
Price: lower than in September 2014, and the average price is also lower than in the same period in 2014.

Broccoli
Delivery: the volume decreases to between 25,000 and 40,000 kg/week in weeks 45-46. Weeks 47-48 are still expected to yield 10,000 kg/week.
Price: higher than in September 2014, but the average price across 2015 was lower than the level in the corresponding period in 2104.

Courgettes
Delivery: production continues to decline, with week 45 yielding 100,000 units/week. Round about week 46, the season begins to wind down, with just 10,000 units. By week 48, the season has stopped.
Price: the auction price in September was comparable to that in September 2014. However, The average price over the 40 weeks of 2015 was slightly lower than in the same period in 2014.

 

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