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European market, June 2007: Indicators. Banana, avocado, orange, grapefruit, litchi, mango, pineapple, sea freight

Imbert E., Gerbaud P., Paqui T., Bright R.. 2007. Fruitrop (English ed.) (148) : p. 41-50.

Litchi: Litchi sales conditions were not favourable in June. Strong competition from the season's fruits and lousy weather in much of Europe made demand weak throughout the month. It also seems that the commercial results in recent years have not encouraged supplier countries to increase exports to the European market. Thailand was the main supplier but with smaller volumes whose prices remained fairly stable, with occasional variations. Mango: Mango sales were particularly difficult throughout June. Total supply remained greater than demand in spite of a gradual decrease in arriving shipments. Competition with the season's fruits was fiercer as a result of prolonged bad weather. To add to it all, the appearance and spread of marked fungal attacks on fruits from Côte d'Ivoire soon put off buyers. The other sources of supply such as Mali and Burkina Faso benefited from this situation with their healthier produce selling well. Shipments from Brazil decreased gradually and were partly compensated by exports from Central American supplier countries. Pineapple: June was particularly difficult for pineapple sector operators. The arrival on the market of large volumes of 'Sweet' from Latin America at a time when demand is focused more on the season's fruits disturbed sales considerably throughout the month. The situation of air pineapple was no better as over-heterogeneous supplies combined with very weak demand resulted in failure to shift the nevertheless small volumes. The return of the season's fruits had an even more devastating effect on the 'Victoria' market, resulting in lack of interest in small exotics in general and 'Victoria' pineapple in particular.

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