German asparagus is not affected by the weather, but consumers are buying less of it

By: Trademagazin Date: 2022. 07. 30. 10:05

According to the crop estimate of the German Federal Statistical Office, Destatis, the volume of the German asparagus crop in 2022 was 113,000 tons, which is the smallest amount in the last 10 years and is 5% below last year’s result – read the FruitVeB Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Association and Product Council (FruitVeB) page.

According to Destatis data, in the period between January and May this year, Germany imported 40% less asparagus than last year. It is much more likely that German consumers, sensing rising consumer prices and inflation reaching a 40-year high, simply cut back on their consumption in non-essential goods markets. This, in turn, resulted in a 21% decrease in the purchase volume of asparagus this season, a supply market was formed, and therefore, in addition to higher input material prices and labor costs, consumer prices for asparagus were on average 4% lower in April-May compared to last year. price on the German markets, and only at the very end of the season did the price exceed the previous year’s level

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