Some stats were presented by GEPC, the organization of European mushroom growers, at a summit meeting in September in Chinon (home of Rabelais, Joan of Arc, tasty wine and a lovely nuclear power station), France.
For 2019, the Netherlands will produce 241,500 t; for 2018 it was still 260,000 t. Poland estimates production for this year to be at 260,000 t, which is 10,000 t less than last year.
The Irish mushroom industry also recorded a slightly decreasing trend of 1,000 t compared to the previous year. For Germany, the Association of German Mushroom and Cultivated Mushroom growers has delivered an estimate of 76,000 t compared to the previous year, which promises stable production.
Food News reports that drought and labour shortage are among the main causes behind the mushroom shortage in the Netherlands, Poland and Germany.