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AUDITOR Issues
Aug 5, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 29/2022

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Spices
Aug 4, 2022

Spice market update: fake bookings for coriander seeds?

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Oilseeds
Aug 4, 2022

Sesame seeds: supplies running low

NEW DELHI. Although the prices for sesame seeds are rising continuously in India, they are not high enough for traders. Black sesame seed supplies are running low driven by an upsurge in demand in China.
Oilseeds
Aug 3, 2022

Sunflower seeds: bleak prospects in Bulgaria

SOFIA/BEIJING. With the political-economic situation being far from stable, the outlook is rather bleak for Bulgaria's sunflower seed market. Acreage has also declined in China this year.
Grains
Aug 3, 2022

Millet: subdued demand weighs on market

BEIJING. High temperatures are slowing trading activities in China and have damaged the millet crop. Refiners would like to see more orders coming in.
Grains
Aug 3, 2022

Buckwheat: ideal conditions

BEIJING. Rain has created ideal conditions for the new buckwheat crop in China. Demand is, however, leaving much to be desired.
Dried Fruit
Aug 2, 2022

Dried figs: crop to range 20% higher

AYDIN. Assessments of this year's fig crop will start in Turkey next week. The market expects production to range 20% higher than last year.
Dried Fruit
Aug 2, 2022

Sultanas: producers demand higher prices

MANISA. Growers in Turkey are demanding higher prices to compensate for rising production costs. Weather conditions are good and harvesting is well underway in Manisa.
Nuts
Aug 2, 2022

Hazelnuts: Erdoğan causes confusion

ORDU. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s announcement of the Turkish Grain Board’s (TMO) purchasing price for new crop hazelnuts caused a bit of confusion on Saturday. Although the state-run organisation clarified prices on Monday, traders do not think that the market will buy into them. Rumour has it that Ferrero has swiftly responded.
Dried Fruit
Aug 2, 2022

Dried apricots: new season starts with a bang

MALATYA. While the new export season for dried apricots started in time in Turkey, it also had a rather unpleasant surprise in store. Exporters need to stock up.
Oilseeds
Aug 1, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: reluctant suppliers

DALIAN. Suppliers are only reluctantly issuing offers for the new pumpkin seed crop. Trouble is that it is impossible to make any reliable estimates. Speculators are still keen to drive up prices.
Spices
Aug 1, 2022

Cumin: far from perfect

TEHRAN. Iran’s cumin market is bustling with activity as the new crop has arrived. Agricultural organisations have issued production estimates for Mashhad in the Khorasan Razavi province and for the South Khorasan Razavi province.
Nuts
Aug 1, 2022

Peanuts: slump in US exports

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. Farmers are switching to more attractive alternatives such as cotton or soy in India and in the United States. China's peanut production will only rise nominally in 2022/2023 and US suppliers are having a hard time competing with India.
Spices
Aug 1, 2022

Saffron: little incentive to sell legally

TEHRAN. Iran officially only exported 87,476 kg of saffron worth USD 87 million between January and June. High prices are, however, not the only problem.
AUDITOR Issues
Jul 29, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 28/2022

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Dried Fruit
Jul 29, 2022

Barberries: farmers incur losses

BIRJAND. While direct marketing of regional produce has many advantages, the case is quite different in Iran’s South Khorasan province, where 98% of the country’s barberries are produced.
Spices
Jul 29, 2022

Spice market update: declining freight costs boost exports

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Oilseeds
Jul 28, 2022

Sesame seeds: domestic demand helps to firm prices

NEW DELHI. Despite market players' concerns about the impact of the abolition of the export duties on Indonesian palm oil, prices in the Indian domestic sesame seed market are moving slowly but steadily upwards. However, expectations cannot be fulfilled.
Oilseeds
Jul 28, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: new limits for morphine content

CHRUDIM. Market players are surprisingly optimistic about the yield estimates of the Czech poppy seed crop despite the gloomy reports. Nevertheless, a massive drop in production cannot be avoided. Since 1 July 2022, a limit for poppy seeds in food has been in force throughout the EU.
Nuts
Jul 28, 2022

Hazelnuts: Erdoğan to announce TMO bid

ORDU. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will announce the TMO’s purchasing price for hazelnuts this week and guesses are running wild. Lucky buyers can purchase organic hazelnuts at a discount.
Oilseeds
Jul 28, 2022

Mustard seeds: cultivation forecast raised by 20%

OTTAWA. StatsCan has significantly increased its forecast for the 2022/2023 Canadian mustard seed season in its latest report. At present, however, it can be expected that prices will remain at a comparatively high level in the coming year.
Nuts
Jul 28, 2022

Pistachios: frustrated organic producers

ZARANDIEH. Iran’s Markazi province may only rank sixth in terms of the area under cultivation and crop size, but Zarandieh county is the country’s leading producing area for organic pistachios. Turkey will replace Iran as second most important producer in 2022/2023.
Oilseeds
Jul 27, 2022

Sunflower seeds: harvesting is not worth the effort

KYIV/CHISINAU. Moldova's crops are groaning under the heat, the forecasts are anything but rosy. Meanwhile, the first shiploads of Ukrainian sunflower seeds have arrived in Bulgaria.
Nuts
Jul 27, 2022

Cashews: slight increase in global production

REUS/YAMOUSSOUKRO. After Cambodia massively revised its crop figures upwards, the INC had to adjust production estimates for 2021/22 once again. A slight increase is expected for the new season.
Nuts
Jul 27, 2022

Almonds: Spain's exports increase by 12%

MADRID/SACRAMENTO. Spain's almond exports are picking up again at the end of the season, with Germany and France remaining the top buyers. Prices have stabilised for the time being after the last correction.
Dried Fruit
Jul 27, 2022

Prunes: Chile sees great potential in North America

SANTIAGO/SACRAMENTO. Chile sees great potential in North American sales markets, and the USA has become an important export market. Nevertheless, the supply of prunes is likely to remain tight this year.
Spices
Jul 27, 2022

Saffron: frightful decline in yields

TORBAT-E HEYDARIYEH. Suppliers are convinced that high production costs coupled with a lack of coordination and mafia activities along with the climate crisis will ultimately destroy the saffron industry in Torbat-e Heydarieh in Iran’s Razavi Khorasan Province. Growers have also witnessed shocking declines in yields.
Dried Fruit
Jul 26, 2022

Sultanas: fresh grapes are already being exported

MANISA. In Turkey and Iran, the export season for table grapes has started. Both countries traditionally have an important export market in Russia. The TMO's intervention in the sultana market could have a negative impact on Turkish sultana producers.
Dried Fruit
Jul 26, 2022

Dried apricots: good prospects for the new export season

MALATYA/REUS. This year's crop in Turkey is almost 10% smaller than last year, but there are still high hopes for this export season. Farmgate prices have risen due to low stocks.
Dried Fruit
Jul 26, 2022

Dried figs: August will be decisive

AYDIN/TEHRAN. The Turkish dried fig market is looking positively at the 2022 crop. Barring unfavourable rainfall and extreme drought, good yields can be expected this year. Meanwhile, the upcoming harvest is putting pressure on Iranian fig prices, although exports are significantly behind last year.
Dried Fruit
Jul 26, 2022

Dates: World Cup to boost demand

BUSHEHR. Suppliers in Iran’s Bushehr province report that the prospects for this year’s crop could hardly be better, although drought is a concern. The 2022 men’s football World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from 21 November till 18 December, is already impacting demand for dates.
Oilseeds
Jul 25, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: shipping companies reduce number of vessels

DALIAN. Due to the weak Chinese exports, the shipping companies based there now have to take appropriate measures. Meanwhile, the price increases are less dramatic than initially feared.
Pulses
Jul 25, 2022

Chickpeas: storms cause concern among Canadian growers

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Heavy rains in India are causing less goods to reach local markets, which is firming prices. In Canada, too, the focus is currently on the weather, as heavy hailstorms in Alberta could lead to yield losses.
Nuts
Jul 25, 2022

Brazil nuts: global production to increase by 18%

REUS/SUCRE. Due to the expected larger crops in the most important growing countries Bolivia and Peru, the INC expects a noticeable increase in global production in 2022/23. The outlook for Brazil, however, is less rosy.
Nuts
Jul 25, 2022

Walnuts: production revised

REUS/SANTIAGO. While the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council estimated global walnut production for 2022/2023 at 2.65 million mt in May, this figure has now been lifted to 2.69 million mt. India has become the leading export destination for Chile.
AUDITOR Issues
Jul 22, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 27/2022

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Spices
Jul 22, 2022

Spice market update: little support for cardamom prices

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and turmeric, chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Nuts
Jul 21, 2022

Pine nuts: 2022/2023 crop to decline by almost 30%

BEIJING/MOSCOW. In the 2021/2022 season, almost 150,000 mt of pine nuts were harvested worldwide. The forecast for the coming 2022/2023 season, however, is less optimistic. Production in China alone is expected to decline by 60%.
Oilseeds
Jul 21, 2022

Sesame seeds: lifting of export duties worries Indian traders

NEW DELHI. Indian traders are worried about the domestic sesame seed market. After Indonesia recently reduced export duties on palm oil, even more drastic measures have been taken.
Oilseeds
Jul 21, 2022

Sunflower seeds: shipments running at full speed

SOFIA/KYIV. Ukraine is still shipping sunflower seeds to the European Union at full speed. Only few oil mills have resumed operations so far. Suppliers have issued new prices for last year's and this year's crop.
Nuts
Jul 20, 2022

Pecans: significantly larger crop in South Africa

REUS/MEXICO CITY. In its recently published production estimates, the INC predicts that global pecan availability will grow. South Africa, in particular, can show a notable increase, but there are also other winners.
Nuts
Jul 20, 2022

Macadamias: situation in Australia eases

CANBERRA. After the floods at the beginning of the year, the AMS and Australian growers are optimistic again. The harvest is now in full swing here.
Nuts
Jul 20, 2022

Almonds: revised estimates drive up prices

CANBERRA.While US almond exports have picked up in recent months, Australia has witnessed an unexpected hit to exports. Revised production estimates are driving up the market.
Dried Fruit
Jul 20, 2022

Dried sour cherries: farmgate prices increased by 66%

IZMIR. Good demand prompted Turkish growers to produce more dried sour cherries. Due to the significantly higher costs for farmers this year, commodity prices were drastically increased compared to last year.
Dried Fruit
Jul 20, 2022

Dried mulberries: sharp decline in yields

IZMIR. Although the quality of this year's mulberry crop is good in Turkey, yields range lower. Prices will certainly rise.
Grain Products
Jul 20, 2022

Bulgur: no exports without imports

GAZIANTEP. A new import regulation is to ensure that food safety is guaranteed in Turkey. Global problems such as the Ukraine war, climate change and pandemics are to be counteracted in this way.
Dried Fruit
Jul 19, 2022

Dried figs: harvest starts in mid-August

AYDIN. The figs in the Turkish region of Aydin are developing well thanks to high temperatures, and under ideal conditions the harvest can start in mid-August. Meanwhile, the holiday week has massively slowed down the pace of exports.
Dried Fruit
Jul 19, 2022

Dried apricots: drying proceeds slowly

MALATYA. Although the harvest is progressing rapidly in Turkey, hardly any dried apricots have reached the markets so far. Nevertheless, the first price indications are already making the rounds.