Peter Kuijt, Tuning;

Netherlands: Despite problems in prices, chrysanthemums back on track

There have been some problems with the chrysanthemum sector lately. Due to the known problems with the exports to Russia, the sector is discussing what kind of policy they should conduct. Moreover, some growers have been affected by the bad weather conditions of last week. What is the result of all these problems, a higher or a lower price?

The prices are high at the moment, according to Peter Kuijt, chrysanthemums buyer at Tuning. "The exact cause is hard to determine. Maybe it is also just the season. The holidays are over, autumn begins, people have the time and want to have flowers again."

Transparent foil
Tuning supplies most of his chrysanthemums to Russia. The country is currently being very difficult about pests in the flowers, in particular the Western flower thrips which would be a threat to domestic agriculture. According to Kuijt, the loads can go smoothly over the border, if the flowers are packed in a blank sleeve. "You should not see that flowers are from the Netherlands. All growers deliver all the flowers in transparent foil. They have to."

Given all the developments, it is difficult to make predictions about prices. "Since last Thursday, it has become more expensive. But I cannot tell if that will continue."

For more information:
Peter Kuijt
Cotoneaster 41
1424 LB De Kwakel
Peter Kuijt
T: 31 (0) 657 997 196

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