EU: Vegetables 2001: Bad weather damages the crops and hits the vegetable market
After a rainy summer in 2000 and carryover stocks that were hardly sufficient, the 2001 vegetables crop took a bad departure. Spring refused to take over from winter and continuous precipitation had already caused irrevocable damages to the whole European production of vegetables. The dramatic weather conditions of this autumn amplify the losses estimated, 5 months ago, to 15 - 20% of usual tonnages. While too heavy rains especially hit northern Europe - mainly Belgium, the Netherlands and the North of France that are the 3 largest processing countries in the EU -, most of southern areas had to face outstanding variations in temperatures. A significant downturn in Eastern Europe (Poland) output is also expected and being blamed on the poor weather during the growing and harvesting period.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Comment: Premier has more to ponder than Brexit
- Trump seen as negative for global food trade
- 2017: food policy hotspots in the UK, EU and US
- The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A
- Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline
- Weetabix takeover talk gathers pace
- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- Unilever rebrands I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs