Europe – The banana survey – Week 46

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 46 Better vitality right across Europe, in both West and East. The falling temperatures right across Europe have helped sales to pick up, and register better activity. In addition, the pressure from competing fruits has remained limited. However, the European market has remained […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 43

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 43 Without any improvements of note, European markets still stable and balanced. However, despite the wide shortfall from the French West Indies, the supply has remained high. African volumes have continued to rise, back to above-average levels (+5%). Furthermore, despite the end of […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 42

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 42 No change on the European markets, maintaining their balance On the one hand, the overall supply has remained high despite the big volumes shortfall from the French West Indies rapidly narrowing (73% below average). Whereas incoming African volumes have stabilised at average […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 41

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 41 Stability and balance on the European markets. Despite French West Indies shipments in shortfall (66% below average), the overall supply has remained high because of simultaneous increases in African, Costa Rican and Colombian volumes. First of all, African origins have continued their […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 40

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 40 Lukewarm early autumn on the European markets, though balance holding up. Despite falling shipments from the French West Indies (69% below average) because of Hurricane Maria, the overall supply has remained high. African origins have begun their seasonal increase, regaining average levels […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 39

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 39 Balancing strengthening on the European markets. The overall supply has remained high because of heavy incoming dollar banana shipments. While the Ecuadorian supply has remained close to average, Colombia and Costa Rica have continued their seasonal increases, reaching above-average levels (+12% for […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 38 Fruitrop

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 38 A better balance is maintained in the European markets, without allowing real price increases. Overall supply remained high due to seasonal increases from Colombia and Costa Rica with above average levels. In addition, arrivals from Ecuador remained stable at average levels. However, […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 37

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 37 While balance seemingly restored across all European markets, price rise still difficult. In Western Europe, demand has continued to pick up, especially in the supermarket sector, enjoying a favourable context (cooler temperatures, limited competition from other fruits, end of holidays, large-scale promotions). […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 36

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 36 Pressure starting to subside in Europe, though price improvements still taking their time to arrive. The combined Africa/French West Indies supply has remained on the wane (8% below average): FWI volumes have remained below average (-11%), and the cold temperatures in the […]