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Fruit And Vegetables

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each of the past five years the basic and buying-in prices for certain fruit and vegetables under the common organisation of the market for fruit and vegetables, the cost to the EEC budget and the quantities removed from the market for distillation, destruction or otherwise.

The latest information available is as follows:

EC basic and buying-in prices for fruit and vegetables 1980–85 ecu/100 kg
CommodityBasic priceBuying-in price
Cauliflowers
1980–8113·495·81
1981–8215·246·57
1982–8317·367·49
1983–8418·648·05
1984–8519·078·23
Tomatoes
1980–8117·307·27
1981–8219·027·99
1982–8321·118·87
1983–8421·999·24
1984–8521·739·13
Peaches
1980–8134·4221·24
1981–8238·2723·61
1982–8342·9326·48
1983–8445·7628·22
1984–8545·9928·37
Lemons
1980–8127·7616·90
1981–8231·2019·01
1982–8335·3721·57
1983–8437·9032·12
1984–8538·1123·25
Pears
1980–8119·4310·49
1981–8221·7511·71
1982–8324·5613·19
1983–8425·4813·67
1984–8525·6213·74
Table Grapes
1980–8123·7414·45

Commodity

Basic price

Buying-in price

1981–8226·4916·17
1982–8329·8318·25
1983–8431·8419·51
1984–8532·5119·92

Apples

1980–8120·4210·40
1981–8222·5411·48
1982–8325·3612·92
1983–8426·3613·43
1984–8526·5113·51

Mandarins

1980–8133·4221·93
1981–8237·2724·44
1982–8341·5527·22
1983–8443·9228·77
1984–8544·1528·92

Sweet

Oranges

1980–8128.5919.16
1981–8231·9821·36
1982–8336·0824·03
1983–8438·5725·65
1984–8538·7825·78

Aubergines

1982–8316·036·42
1983–8417·076·84
1984–8517·416·98

Apricots

1982–8342·3125·39
1983–8445·0627·04
1984–8544·6126·77

Note: Basic and buying-in prices vary seasonally and in some cases vary according to variety, size and other factors. The figures given are the lowest seasonal price for the standard presentation.

Basic and buying-in prices did not apply to aubergines and apricots before 1982–83.

EC withdrawals of horticultural produce 1980–81 to 1983–84 Thousand tonnes

1980–81

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

Total amounts withdrawn1,0078121,8742,052
Free distribution in fresh or processed form to charitable organisations etc.455184n/a
Used for animal feed349158474n/a
Used for distillation308125709n/a
Assumed to be spoilt or wasted305478607n/a
Value of compensation paid by FEOGA (thousand ecus)111139265446

n/a=Not available. No information for 1984–85 is yet available.

Source: EC Commission.