Spanish vegetable prices still lacking international competitiveness

Spanish vegetable prices have yet to reach high levels in the international markets, despite having already done so in terms of quality.

The price situation during week 43 is a testament to this. For instance, Spanish peppers in London reached a maximum of 1.08 Euro per kilo, while Dutch peppers were sold for 1.83 Euro per kilo; 69.44% more, according to data provided by Spain's Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Also at the Parisian market of Rungis, Dutch products have an advantage, while the average price of Spanish peppers was of 1.13 Euro per kilo, Dutch peppers surpassed the 1.30 Euro per kilo.

This makes it clear that there is still plenty to be done in terms of promotion, market management, presentation standards and other aspects which, although minor, lead customers into choosing one product or another, regardless of their organoleptic and nutritional qualities.

Other vegetables
In Paris, Spanish aubergines reached a modal value of 90 cents per kilo, compared to the 1.45 Euro of the Dutch produce. There was no difference, however, in London, as aubergines from both countries reached 1.06 Euro per kilo.

As for aubergines, the Spanish produce reached a maximum of 1.25 Euro per kilo in the London Market, while French aubergines did not surpass 0.82 Euro/kilo; however, at Toulouse's wholesaler market the French produce stood at 1.24 Euro per kilo, while Spanish aubergines remained at 1.18 Euro/kilo.

Regarding tomatoes, prices for the long life variety were the same for both the Spanish and Dutch produce: 0.87 Euro/kilo. For pear tomatoes, Spain, with 1.17 Euro/kilo, had the advantage over the Netherlands, which received 0.97 Euro/kilo. However, Dutch tomatoes of the cherry variety took the lead, with 4.06 Euro/kilo compared to the 2.25 Euro/kilo of the Spanish produce.

If we compare Moroccan tomatoes (as a whole) with Spanish tomatoes in the Parisian market, prices are even, at around 0.65 Euro/kilo, while in Perpignan Spanish tomatoes reached 0.48 Euro/kilo, compared to the 0.54 of the Moroccan produce.


Source: hortoinfo.es

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