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Surface of summer sown onions has decreased slightly

(AMI) - Like in previous years the German onion association "Fachverband Deutsche Speisezwiebel e.V." and AMI analyzed the sales of onion seed for the spring sown varieties. In previous years the connection between sales of seeds and sown surface was very close. Since seed sales decreased about 3 % in 2018, acreage of summer sown onions will probably decline in the same range. The inquiry does not include winter sown onions and set onions. Read more »

EU-Onion crop 2017/18 not much smaller than previous year

(AMI) - Onion harvest in the EU-28, at 6.0 million T in 2017/18, will be just around 1% smaller than in the previous season. However, it must be taken into account that harvest estimates usually determine gross quantities. Read more »

Surface with onions has increased in the Netherlands

(AMI) - The Dutch statistical office (CBS) has published a first estimation of the onion area 2017. According to this estimate onion surface 2017/18 amounts to 34,930 ha, an increase of 4 %. In comparison to 2016/17. The 5-year average is surpassed by 15 %. It is the highest onion area in the Netherlands ever recorded. Read more »

EU: Onion production 2016/17 back to high levels

(AMI) - The onion production for the season 2016/17 in the EU will reach 6.01 million tons, an increase of 9 % compared to last year. Two years ago onion production was already at a comparable level. This year's amount will only miss the record level of 2011/12 by 100,000 t. Read more »

Dutch Exports at record high

(AMI) - From the beginning of the season up to the end of the year onion exports from the Netherlands reached 596,000 T in 2015. This is 8 % more than the year before and about 25 % more than 2013 and a record level. Read more »

8 % less Onions in Europe

(AMI) - The Onion crop 2015/16 in the European Union is estimated at 5.45 Mio. t, that is 8 % lower than in the previous season. The crop will probably also stay slightly below (-3 %) the 5 year average. Average sizes are smaller, but this leaves a higher percentage in the preferred size range for supermarket packs. Read more »

Germany: Acreage of spring sown onions 2015 has increased

(AMI) - Like in previous years the German onion association "Fachverband Deutsche Speisezwiebel e.V." and AMI analyzed the sales of onion seed for the spring sown varieties. Since seed sales increased about 4 %, acreage of summer sown onions will probably rise in the same range. The inquiry does not include winter sown onions and set onions. Read more »

Europe: Smaller onion crops ahead?

(AMI) - Lower yields than last year are reported from many onion growing regions in Europe. This is associated with a high share of small sized onions in the early spring sown varieties. The main reasons for the lower yields are a later start and a drought in many regions. Reliable estimations concerning the later crops are not yet available, the weather circumstances of the coming weeks will be crucial for this. However it seems a safe bet, that yields will not reach the high level of last year. Read more »