Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bolivia replaces Brazil at the top


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


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?


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


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


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 ...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Firm prices in USA


As expected Californian prices for prunes are firm. It is ciear that US sellers are taking advantage now that CHILE is …

Thursday, September 18, 2014

US-exports to Europe under threat


After experiencing a very successful 2013/14 season the US faces uncertain prospects for ist raisin exports to Europe over the coming year. Some of this uncertainty arises from forecasts for a record crop in rival producer Turkey...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Turkey – actual news about new corp 2014


As per observation of new crop 2014 from agronoms and factory managers following information could be given: - Due to continuous rains in winter, spring and beginning summer, fig trees a not ...

Friday, August 22, 2014

News from Greece


New crop harvest is now general, first deliveries of small quantities are already accepted. Quantities are smaller than last year, due to damages caused by bad weather that in some regions were heavier. There is no fear of …

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shortage on global market


At the moment the world prunes market is so short on supply that even the arrival of the forthcoming US-crop will provide minimal respite. Some US-processors assume that their own crop would be short at only …


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