"Watermelon market on fire, mango sales a bit more difficult"
The mango market is a bit more difficult this week. “Large stocks have been acquired in some places. Peru shipped more than expected, and as a result prices have become a bit more pressured,” says Marcel van Rooijen of Torres Tropical Fresh from Barendrecht, the Netherlands. Yet he is facing the coming weeks with confidence. “At the end of the week, it’s expected the scheduled promotions for Peruvian mangoes will empty the market considerably. We’re currently having prices of 4-4.50 euro per box, but I hope we’ll be at a level of 6 euro in two weeks.”
“The market for yellow melons is also hot. Costa Rica hasn’t really got going yet, and that’s resulting in prices of 8.50-9 euro for Costa Rican and of 7.50-8 euro for Brazilian melons. The market for Galia and Cantaloupes, which currently come from Honduras, is looking less good, with batches that have to be cleared because quality isn’t good enough,” the importer concludes.
For more information:
Marcel van Rooijen
Torres Tropical Fresh
Tel: +31(0) 85 88 86 247
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