Asaja states that the price of Almeria type cucumbers has dropped by 81%

Almeria's horticultural campaign starts with 45% lower prices compared to the previous one

The horticultural campaign has started in the province of Almeria with prices that, according to Asaja, are 45% lower than those recorded in the previous campaign. According to data from the technical services of the agricultural organization, this situation affects all products, with the sole exception of Lamuyo bell peppers. The product going through the most challenging situation is the Almeria type cucumber, whose price dropped by 81% compared to last season. "The situation has worsened since last week, with the average price not even reaching 15 cents/kg," they say.

Zucchini prices are also among the worst at this time, as they have been gradually declining for two weeks and are already down to around 20 cents per kilogram. At the start of the campaign, the crop's price is on average 61% lower than last year.

Asaja pointed out that the situation is quite unlike that of the previous early season, which was quite good in terms of general prices. Now the greater acreage devoted to some products, along with the continuity in the production of other European areas, has changed everything.

However, the organization also stresses that there are products in a different situation, despite the variation in the area. It is the case, for example, of bell peppers, which started the campaign with a 30% decrease, but whose current average stands 18% above the prices of the last 5 years.

Tomatoes have fallen even below the average of the last 5 seasons
In any case, the downward trend continues for tomatoes, and despite a slight reduction in the acreage, its prices are 26% lower than those of last season. In the case of plum tomatoes, the price is already 12% below the average of the previous 5 harvests.



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