Overall turnover of Belgium’s association of horticultural cooperatives (VBT) remains stable
The total turnover of all auctions affiliated with the VBT was very similar to 2016’s level, amounting to €944 million. This figure is 1.9% higher than that recorded for 2015 and 2.4% higher than 2014’s turnover. In the fruit sector, however, turnover in 2017 was up by 3.6% on 2016’s level. This rise was obtained in conditions of drought in the first semester, late spring frosts in April, a heat wave in June, moderate summer temperatures, high mid-October temperatures, and a particularly gloomy December. This led to a very volatile year in terms of supply, sales and pricing for many varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Fruit and vegetable production associated with VBT