Market prospect for October
This market prospect for the main Flandria products is applicable for weeks 40 to 43 inclusive and was drawn up on 20 September. Forecasts are based on expected deliveries until that date. October is a great month for promotional deals with such products as broccoli.
October sees production continuing to decline. From week 40 to week 43 inclusive, weekly volumes of between 2 and 2.5 million kg are expected.
Weeks 40 to 43 inclusive are expected to yield supplies of between 2 and 2.5 million kg/week.
At the start of the last but one month of production, supplies are estimated at 3 million units/week. By about W43 we expect national supplies of about 2 million units/week.
PEPPERS: October is the last month with any significant production, with weekly variations featuring small peaks and troughs.
Green pepper supplies are expected to average between 250,000 and 300,000 kg per week.
Red pepper supplies will fluctuate between 500,000 and 700,000 kg/week.
W42-43: 400,000 kg/week.
The auctions are expecting yellow pepper production to be running at between 150,000 and 300,000 kg/week.
In week 40, the auctions are expecting supplies of about 200,000 kg/week. In the subsequent weeks, W42-43, this will drop further to 150,000 kg/week.
In October, supplies are expected to be stable at 1 to 1.2 million heads/week.
In early October, stable supplies of between 130,000 and 150,000 heads/week.
In weeks 41, 42 and 43, the outdoor crop is expected to be supplemented by greenhouse lettuces: 200,000 heads/week.
In early October, stable supplies of 100,000 heads/week.
In weeks 41, 42 and 43, the outdoor crop is expected to be supplemented by greenhouse lettuces: 120,000 heads/week.
RED OAK-LEAF LETTUCE
In early October, stable supplies of 100,000 - 120,000 heads/week.
W41-43: very slight, 130,000 heads/week.
GREEN OAK-LEAF LETTUCE
In W40-43: Stable supplies of 50,000 - 60,000 heads/week.
In normal growing conditions, October is expected to yield high levels of production. Given that the conditions this year have not been normal for the outdoor crop, we are cautiously forecasting 300,000 - 400,000 heads/week.
In W40-43, ample supplies are still expected: +/-100,000 - 150,000 heads/week.
A slight increase over last month: 1 - 1.2 million kg/week.
Production is now decreasing quickly. In W40-41 the auctions expect 1 - 1.5 million units/week.
W42-43: a further drop to 0.5 - 0.8 million units/week.
Stable supplies in W40-42, about 0.8 million kg/week, turn to a slight increase in production in W43 at 1 million kg/week.
Stable picture in W40-W43: 30,000 - 40,000 kg/week.
Deliveries: a slight rise in supplies in W40-42: 50,000 - 60,000 heads/week.
In W43, a further increase to 60,000 heads/week.
A slight increase in supplies in W40-43: 150,000 - 200,000 heads/week.
A slight increase in production in W40 towards 100,000 heads/week.
Supplies increase slightly again in W41-43 to 120,000 heads/week.
A slight increase in production in W40-42: 150,000 heads/week.
Supplies increase slightly again in W43 to 150,000 - 200,000 heads/week.
The season begins to get underway in October. A slight increase in production in W40: 90,000 kg/week. Further increase in supplies in W41-43 to 120,000 - 150,000 kg/week.
Quite stable supplies in W40-43: 20,000 - 30,000 heads/week.
Stable progress in weeks 40-43: 180,000 units/bunches/week.
Stable progress in W40-43: 100,000 - 150,000 heads/week.