Spain. Poor start for the campaign of melons and watermelons

30.05.2017

With the spring crops, the melon and watermelon campaigns have started but prices are well below average for this period.
 
According to COEXPHAL, the melon is trading 60% below last year's average and watermelon 10% below average.
 
This price decrease could be explained by a temporary overlap in recent weeks caused by the delay in the start of the melon harvest. In the case of watermelons, production is rising slightly but is facing a weak demand in the target markets, due to a weather unfavorable to the consumption of summer fruits.


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