Europe Trend Week 28
Demand continuing to slow down across the European markets, with summer tempo setting in.
However, the overall supply has once more maintained below-average levels.
On the one hand, the dollar origins supply has remained in shortfall.
This is because of the seasonal fall from Colombia, limited Costa Rican exports and Ecuadorian volumes below average for the season.
On the other hand, the combined Africa/French West Indies supply has also remained restrained. The French West Indies and Côte d’Ivoire are continuing their downward trend, while Cameroon is still well below average.
In the face of this, the summer holidays in tandem with the summery weather are heavily curbing consumption.
Hence small stocks are starting to form here and there, while prices are continuing to fall.
However, they are maintaining levels still satisfactory for this time of year (+9%). Finally, as regards the seasonal fruits, although the supply is diversifying, volumes are restrained and prices still high.
On the Russian market, the scenario is the same with demand dipping, though prices are maintaining levels well above average thanks to the moderate supply.
The situation for the Canaries platano remains under pressure.