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In 2019 Poland had the lowest onion production in 31 years

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 8, 2020
Despite another strong decline in the vegetable production in 2019, prices in the 2019/20 season have fallen compared to the previous year, mainly as a result of supply pressure from foreign markets following an increase in Polish imports at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign, says Mariusz Dziwulski, an expert on agricultural markets at PKO BP.
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Mariusz Dziwulski says that, according to the Central Statistical Office, Poland's open ground vegetable harvest in 2019 amounted to 3.8 million tons, which entails a 6% drop compared to the already very low production in 2018.

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This drop was mainly a consequence of the dry weather, which had a negative impact on crop efficiency.

"In the last two decades, the harvest has only been lower in 2015, but then the acreage was 2.3% smaller, which indicates a historically low yield.

The domestic onion production, for example, amounted to 535,000 tons (-5%), which is the lowest level in 31 years, said the expert.


 

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