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After the protests of Spanish producers, eggplant prices rise by 300%

According to data published by Hortoinfo, the average price of long eggplant in the Alhóndigas of Almería has increased by almost 300% in week 46, following the protests of the horticultural sector in the province and the announcement of demonstrations. From November 11 to 16, the average price of long eggplant in Almeria's auctions has gone from € 0.37 / kg on November 11 to € 1.47 / kg on Saturday, November 16. This is a 297.3% rise.

Striped eggplant has also become more expensive, although the rise hasn't been as sharp. The price has gone from € 0.68 / kg on November 11 to € 1.33 / kilo on November 16; a 95.59% increase.

The price of the long cucumber of the Almeria variety has experienced an increase of 88.57% during the period at hand, since the average price has gone from € 0.35 / kg on November 11 to € 0.66 / kg on November 16.

Also, zucchini prices are up by 63.38%, going from an average of € 0.71 / kg on Monday 11 to € 1.16 / kg on Saturday 16.

In general, most vegetables have experienced price increases between Monday 11 and Saturday 16, although those have not been as considerable.

As far as tomatoes are concerned, the long-life has gone from € 0.47 / kg on Monday to € 0.64 / kg on Saturday. The smooth variety has gone from 0.90 to 0.96; plum tomatoes have seen their price rise from 0.40 to 0.52; on the vine tomatoes have gone from 0.53 to 0.71, and the price of cherry tomatoes has increased from 1.28 to 1.35 € / kg

When it comes to peppers, almost all varieties rose, and the only slight drops are recorded by the green Lamuyo and the Italian.



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