Europe Trend Week 32
Summer lull continuing on all the European markets.
However, the overall supply has remained stable and moderate once again this week.
As regards the dollar supply, incoming shipments from Costa Rica and Ecuador have maintained stable, below-average levels.
Colombia is alone in maintaining its seasonal increase, with above-average levels (+12%), pushing the overall dollar supply to slightly above average.
The Africa/French West Indies supply is also exhibiting great stability, with near-average levels.
In the face of this, the sales tempo has remained slow because of the summer context (school holidays, hot temperatures and presence of competing fruits).
Hence in both Southern and Eastern Europe, sales are slow, with the markets swelling and prices continuing to fall.
In Northern Europe, the situation seems to be under control, although some small stocks have been observed here and there; prices remain stable overall.
On the Russian market, thanks to good demand and average volumes, sales are highly satisfactory for this time of year, while prices remain stable and high.