The average price in Europe for apples was EUR 0,73/kg in September 2017. This is 30% higher than the five-year average. The reason for these high prices was the small volumes. This year’s small volumes were caused by the frost that hit many European countries. These figures come from a report of the European Commission. The largest European production countries were Poland, Italy, France and Germany.
In Poland, prices this season were 47% higher, in Germany 53%, in France 33% and in Italy, the price level was 5% higher than the five-year average. There were large variations in prices in September 2017. In Poland, it was EUR 0,38/kg, in Italy EUR 0,73 was being paid, in France it was EUR 1,11 and Germans paid an average of EUR 0,70/kg. Apple prices in Poland have, generally, been lower. Last year September, it was an average of EUR 0,26/kg.