Market prospect and opportunities for October 2015 (weeks 40 to 44 inclusive)

This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 40 to 44 inclusive and was drawn up on 11 September. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. Auction prices are compared against prices in the same period last year. October is a great month for promotions of new celeriac.

Loose tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 40 to 44, the supplies continue to drop, from 3 to 2 million kg per week.
Price: in August, producers were earning much lower prices, and in the 35 weeks of 2015, auction prices are comparable to those in the same period in 2014.

Cluster tomatoes
Delivery: in weeks 40 to 44, the volume decreases to between 2 and 2.5 million kg/week.
Price: in August, auction prices for cluster tomatoes were higher than in August 2014, and the same applies to the average price compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

Cucumbers
Delivery: the LAVA auctions are expecting lower figures for weeks 40 to 44, falling from 3 to 1.5 million units/week.
Price: the auction price in August this year was much higher than in August 2014. The average price across 2015 was also far higher than the average price in the same period in 2014.

Peppers
Production runs in waves, with peaks and troughs.
Price: the auction prices in August 2015 for all three colours were higher than in August 2014. The average price for all three colours was also higher.
Green: there will still be supplies of 250,000 to 300,000 kg/week in weeks 40 to 44.
Red: producers will be supplying 500,000 to 700,000 kg/week in weeks 40 to 41, and 400,000 to 500,000 kg/week in weeks 42 to 44.
Yellow: weeks 40-44 will still yield 150,000 to 200,000 kg/week.

Aubergines
Delivery: the volume drops further in weeks 40-41 to 200,000 kg/week, and weeks 42-44 will still provide 150,000 kg/week.
Price: higher than in August 2014; for the 35 weeks of 2015, average prices are at the same level as in same period last year.

Cabbage lettuce
Delivery: after dropping in weeks 40-42, production returns to a peak of 1.5 to 2 million heads/week in weeks 43-44.
Price: auction prices for cabbage lettuce in August were higher than in August 2014, and the average price across the 35 weeks of this year was also higher.

Lollo Bionda
Delivery: supplies are running at 130,000 to 150,000 heads/week in week 40. From week 41 to week 44 inclusive, production rises to 200,000 heads/week.

Lollo Rossa
Delivery: the trade can count on 100,000 heads in week 40, and by weeks 41-44, the growers are expected to supply 120,000 heads/week.

Red oak leaf
Delivery: the volume in week 40 will fluctuate between 100,000 and 120,000 heads/week, rising to 130,000 heads/week in weeks 41-44.

Green oak leaf
Delivery: the producers supply 50,000 to 60,000 heads/week in weeks 40-44.

Cauliflower
Delivery: in weeks 40-43, producers will still be supplying 300,000 to 400,000 heads/week, and by week 44, the volume falls to between 200,000 and 300,000 heads/week.
Price: lower than in August 2014, and the average price is also lower than in the same period in 2014.

Broccoli
Delivery: the volume increases to between 150,000 and 180,000 heads/week in weeks 40-44.
Price: lower than in August 2014, and the same also applies to the average price across 2015.

Courgettes
Delivery: production declines gradually, with weeks 40-41 still yielding 1 to 1.5 million units/week. It continues to fall, reaching 500,000 to 800,000 units/week by week 42. Around week 44, the season comes to an end, with 100,000 units still available.
Price: the auction price in August was a little lower than in August 2014, and the same also applies to the average price over the 35 weeks of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Leeks
Delivery: a peak of 1 to 1.4 million kg/week is reached in weeks 40 to 44.
Price: in August, leek prices were higher than in August 2014, and across the whole of 2015, too, producers were earning higher average prices.

Lamb's lettuce
Delivery: in weeks 40 to 44 inclusive, the trade can expect supplies of 30,000 to 40,000 kg/week.
Price: lamb's lettuce was fetching higher auction prices in August, and on average across the 35 weeks of 2015, the prices are also higher.

Chicory
Delivery: production rises steadily, reaching 1 million kg/week by weeks 40 to 42 and 1.2 million kg/week being expected in weeks 43 to 44.
Price: the auction price in August this year was lower than in August 2014, and across the whole of 2015, prices are higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Red cabbage
Delivery: an increase follows in weeks 40 to 42, reaching 50,000 to 60,000 units/week. By week 44, the LAVA auctions are still expecting 60,000 units.
Price: auction prices in August were higher than in the same period in 2014, and for the 35 weeks of 2015, average prices were a little lower than in the corresponding period last year.

White cabbage
Delivery: supplies increase again in weeks 40 to 42, with 120,000 to 170,000 units/week.
Price: auction prices for white cabbage were higher than in August 2014, and the same applies to the average price.

Green cabbage
Delivery: the supply reaches a peak of between 60,000 and 80,000 units/week in week 40, and hits 100,000 units/week in weeks 41 to 44.
Price: growers were earning a price at auction in August that was comparable to that at the same point in 2014, but the average price was much higher.

Chinese leaves
Delivery: in weeks 40 to 44 inclusive, the LAVA auctions are expecting between 20,000 and 30,000 heads per week.
Price: auction prices in August were comparable to those in August 2014, but the average price was still a little higher.

Celeriac
Delivery: the supply remains at 150,000 heads/week in weeks 40-42. This is followed by a slight increase until weeks 43-44 yield between 150,000 and 200,000 heads/week.
Price: auction prices for celeriac in August were much lower than in August 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 bunches/week in weeks 40-44.
Price: auction prices in August were a little higher than in August 2014, and the average price was also higher than in the corresponding period last year.

Sprouts
Delivery: the LAVA auctions expect between 60,000 and 90,000 kg/week in week 40, and between 120,000 and 150,000 kg/week by weeks 41-44.

Fennel
Delivery: in weeks 40 to 44, the supplies will reach 100,000 to 150,000 heads/week.

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