Table above shows that the largest producing nations are absent or in recession from the market during a period from May to August. They show little or no production/output during these months.
Monthly import value of blue mussels in Europe
Figure 25 confirms the facts indicated in Table 1. From them it can be concluded that blue mussel roducers, who come into the market in April, May, June, and July would form a balance in the market.
Imports from countries outside Europe
Picture 26 clearly shows highest imports of blue mussels from nations outside Europe when European production is down.