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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Turkey – frost endured, now damage by hail

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After the messages regading frost by end April it seems that the situation in the market for Sultanas relaxed a bit. But now concerns of new meteological indications raise again: Beginning June there has been a heavy hail damage in Sarigol, Alasehir and surroundings. Also …

Friday, May 8, 2015

Greece – Decreasing prices

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Greece has ample stocks of currants available. Some reports suggest that the new crop will be ...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chile – good sales, no drop in price

Chilenian prune shippers have sold reasonable quantities from the new crop and see no reason to drop their prices further. All sizes …

Friday, March 13, 2015

Greece – Prices fall below those for Sultanas

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The continued uncertainty in Greece over the future of the Euro as Greece's national currency, has had an impact on the sale of Greek currants. Currants have long been a traditional export for Greece, but over the past few years …

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

News from Brazil and Ivory Coast

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In 2014 the Cashew nut exporters from BRAZIL’s state of Rio Grande do Norte saw their exports decline 15.6 % because of last year's drought in north-eastern Brazil. Although cashew nuts are the second most important ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bolivia replaces Brazil at the top

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BOLIVIA, which meets around three-quarters of global demand for Brazil nuts, celebrated 20 consecutive years as the top global supplier in 2014. In the last year the country exported 24,765 tonnes of shelled Brazil nuts in January-November, up from 21,048 tonnes in the preceding year. Until 1995 BRAZIL used to be the largest …

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Argentina - substantial decline

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In the first ten months 2014 the exports of prunes decreases with 10,915 tons considerably by 65.5 %. In the same period 2013 Argentina exports 31.628 tons. However, improvements are …

Monday, December 15, 2014

Turkey – effective strategy?

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Turkey seems to have found a strategy to – at least temporarily – stop the fall in price. It is rumoured that the grower co-operative Taris cannot …

Friday, December 5, 2014

and Apples: Market gathers momentum

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As per estimation of European trader the trading of dried fruit and nuts has picked up pace of late. Now it is remarkable to see that there is heavy interest for long term procurement in various products. Although prices are still relatively high, most buyers realise the food …

Monday, November 17, 2014

Actual plans from Nigeria and Ivory Coast

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NIGERIA has formulated ambitious plans for a significant expansion in cashew output and exports. A Cashew Export Strategy Programme was recently initiated in Lagos by the “Nigerian Export Promotion Council” (NEPC) and the “National Cashew Association of Nigeria” (NCAN). The move is expected to create at least ...

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