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French market, March 2001 : Indicators, banana, avocado, orange, easy peelers, grapefruit

Imbert E.. 2001. Fruitrop (English ed.) (79) : p. 7-12.

Banana: March is traditionally one of the best months of the year. Performance in 2001 can be considered to be exceptional. Indeed, estimates of the volumes marketed in france are very close to last year's figures while the average price has increased by nearly 40%. Avocado: The start of the Kenyan season has not resulted in a substantial change in market conditions. Under-supply was even more marked than in February (-44% in comparison with the 1999/2000 season and even -20% in comparison with the 'small' 1998/1999 season). As a corollary, prices were nearly 50% higher than last years. Orange: The fall in supplies remained marked in March (-7% in comparison with last year). Prices rose by more than 40% in spite of relatively sluggish demand throughout the month. Easy peelers: The shortage of supplies of easy peelers was very significant in February and intensified in March. Overall supplies decreased by more than 35%, falling below the 10 000 t mark. The resulting increase in prices was particularly marked, especially as the 1999/2000 season was marred by numerous problems of fruit quality. Grapefruit: The grapefruit market recovered its dynamism after the market sluggishness observed in February. The average price increased distinctly, especially as supplies fell slightly short of demand.

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