Reduced interest for SMP intervention stocks

Published 15 March 17

The sixth tender process for SMP intervention ended last week with only two bids for just 136 tonnes. This is a large step change from the first tender where 19,707 tonnes were bid.

SMP intervention 15.03.17

Source: Eurostat

The reduced bid volumes have resulted, according to Eucolait, in the EU Commission having tender processes every month, rather than every 2-3 weeks.