Europe – The Banana Survey – Week 28

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Saturation and pressure still prevailing on the European markets. However, incoming dollar banana shipments have remained near-average, and at their lowest summer level (importers scaling back orders, summer programmes). In addition, the African supply has continued to subside, though still maintaining above-average levels (new plantations). Furthermore, the French West Indies […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 26

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Pressure increasing on the European markets, suffering the full force of the seasonal slowdown. The slowdown in demand on the European market has spread and deepened. The high temperatures (especially in Eastern and Southern Europe), significant competition from seasonal fruits (large quantities and low prices) and the school holidays now […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 25

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 25 Heatwave spreading across Europe, speeding up market deterioration. Temperatures have climbed rapidly, reaching very high levels for the season, especially in Southern Europe. Hence the lack of interest in the banana has deepened, in favour of seasonal fruits, available in large quantities. […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 24

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 24 Seasonal adjustment continuing across all European markets, still on a positive trend. The sales tempo has slowed further on the South European markets (Italy, Spain, France), and the East European markets, now approaching their summer level. In Northern Europe, the slowdown has […]

Europe – The banana survey – Week 23

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Europe – The banana survey – Week 23 Ongoing slowdown on the European markets: North continuing to hold up, while fall intensifying in the South and East. However, the overall supply has subsided. The combined Africa/French West Indies supply has regained levels nearer average (+8%), and dollar banana availability has […]

Europe – The Banana Survey – Week 22

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South European markets still sagging, while North and East European markets still holding up. The slowdown in yellow banana sales has intensified on South European markets (France, Italy, Spain) because of summery temperatures and the growing presence of increasingly competitive seasonal fruits. In addition, the milder temperatures have started to […]

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, […]