Europe – The banana survey – week 19

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Some tension still remaining across the European markets. On the one hand, the Africa/French West Indies supply has registered a drop, maintaining its below-average level (-12%) because of the FWO shortfall, which is narrowing but still marked, and above all the seasonal fall from the African origins. Indeed smaller shiploads […]

Europe – The banana survey – week 16

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Sunny blue skies right across Europe: tension and good dynamic holding up. Consumption in both Eastern and Western Europe has once again been dynamic, enjoying a still favourable context (cool temperatures, competing fruits scarce). Furthermore, the Africa/French West Indies supply has remained below average because of the FWI shortfall and […]

Europe – The banana survey – week 15

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Tension ongoing and prices strengthening further on the European markets. The sales tempo in both Western and Eastern Europe has remained high because of the context remaining favourable for consumption (cool temperatures, few competing fruits, some banana promotions). In addition, the overall supply has remained moderate. On the one hand, […]

Europe – The Banana Survey – Week 13

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Improvement on the various European markets solid, and magnifying. On the one hand, demand from both Eastern and Western Europe is proving highly dynamic. Competing fruits are still rather scarce, and the weather is proving favourable for banana consumption. On the other hand, the overall supply is more moderate. Whereas […]

Europe – The banana survey – week 11

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Balance consolidating on the European markets. Despite smaller volumes from certain production regions, the overall supply has remained large. The combined Africa/French West Indies supply has remained below average (-10%) because of the FWI shortfall. Furthermore, the Ecuadorian supply has registered a fall, maintaining lower levels than in 2016. However, […]

Europe – The banana survey – week 09

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Balance holding up in Western Europe; though some East European markets still unbalanced because of ongoing high supply levels. The overall supply tempo has remained high. The combined Africa/French West Indies supply has maintained slightly below-average levels because of the FWI shortfall. However, although incoming Ecuadorian shipments have remained smaller […]