Spain: All pepper varieties are being sold at prices that border on profitability

Virtually all pepper varieties sold in the province of Almería, except the red lamuyo, are being sold at prices that are right on the edge of being profitable for this product, i.e. around 0.60 euro per kilo.

Thus, the both the red and yellow California pepper varieties are being sold these days at an average of about 0.60 euro per kilo, while the green one is being traded somewhat more expensively and is reaching, in some cases, 0.70 euro.

While the green Italian variety is being traded at 0.65 euro per kilo, making it barely profitable for the producer, the red Italian variety is being sold at less than 0.40 euro per kilo, far from being profitable.

Finally, respecting the lamuyo varieties, the green one is being sold at an average of about 0.60 euro at auctions in the province, while the red one is doing much better and is being sold at more than a euro.

The cucumber's situation is quite different as none of its varieties surpasses 0.40 euro per kilo. The French variety is the one doing the worst at prices of 0.15 euro per kilo, and has even been traded at 0.06 euro. The Almería variety done a little better, but, on average, is being sold at about € 0.20. Finally, the Spanish cucumber is being traded between 0.30 and 0.40 euro per kilo, depending on the auction.

Meanwhile, zucchinis and eggplants, which started the campaign relatively strong, have been losing steam as time passed. Thus, in the case of zucchini, the thin variety is being traded between 0.25 and 0.35 euro per kilo, while the fat one is between 0.35 and 0.40 euro. The eggplant, meanwhile, ranges between 0.30 euro for the long variety and 0.50 for the striped one.

Finally, the tomato variety for salads quoted on average at about 0.30 euro per kilo.

Source: fhalmería

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