The supply of carrots on the Polish market keeps growing as harvesting robots advance in local farms, EastFruit analysts report citing the fresh-market website. It should be noted that the supply of carrots on the market in the current season has slightly increased compared to previous years. As many growers fear rising costs for long-term storage of vegetables, they have decided to sell carrots from fields, which further increases the pressure on prices in the segment.
Similar is observed in the Netherlands. An increase in the supply of carrots on the market led to a drop in their prices to 0.18 EUR/kg there. At the same time, carrot price in the Netherlands was in the range of 0.20-0.21 EUR/kg last week.
Notably, the carrot harvest both in the Netherlands and Poland this year is expected to be smaller than in 2021. According to GUS, the decline of 6% is expected in the segment, although this factor has not yet stopped the decline in selling prices for carrots in both countries.
Despite the aforementioned fall in October, prices for Polish carrots remain much higher than the average prices last year. Carrots are currently sold at 0.19-0.25 EUR/kg on the Polish market. Lower prices in the Netherlands mean that local exporters may be interested in the Polish market, and massive carrot imports from the Netherlands can be expected soon.
However, the Ukrainian market is much more attractive now for Dutch exporters in terms of prices. Carrot prices have also recently fallen there due to an increase in the current supply. But they are still relatively high – 0.42-0.51 EUR/kg, and it is very likely that Ukrainian importers will look for carrots and other vegetables in the EU countries.
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