Availability of European apples declined
15 May 2018 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza
The availability of European products decreased and the quality left more and more to be desired. Native Jonagold and Elstar dominated this segment ahead of Italian Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. From France came mostly Jazz. The Royal Gala from Austria went for €1.45 per kg in Hamburg. The fruits from Europe made it difficult for overseas imports to enter the market, as they were simply cheaper. Nevertheless, it could not be denied that products from the southern hemisphere became more popular. In this area, New Zealand Royal Gala and Cox Orange dominated, ahead of Chilean Royal Gala and Elstar. Argentina and South Africa rounded off things. Sales were was generally smooth and without special highlights, so sellers barely had to modify their prices.
Demand covered shipments from South Africa, Chile and Argentina. Supplies were often adapted to warehousing options, so prices did not have to be changed often.
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