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AUDITOR Issues
Dec 2, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 45/2022

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Spices
Dec 2, 2022

Spice market update: turmeric traders hardly make any profit

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.
Fruit and Vegetables
Dec 1, 2022

Pulses: Turkey increases red lentil exports by 80%

ANKARA. Turkey is one of the leading cultivating countries of pulses such as chickpeas, lentils and dried beans. According to statistics, exports of these products have been significantly lower this year in some cases.
Nuts
Dec 1, 2022

Almonds: Australia achieves record exports

CANBERRA/MADRID. Australia's almond exports are breaking one monthly record after another. Thanks to this year's good crop, prices can keep up in the international market and convince buyers in one country in particular.
Nuts
Dec 1, 2022

Hazelnuts: deceptive demand

ORDU. Speculations are running wild as to why the raw material prices for hazelnuts have soared in Turkey and in how far the legal action against Ferrero is responsible for this. Traders also disagree as to how much the TMO has really purchased.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2022

Sesame seeds: price correction comes too late for tender

NEW DELHI. High prices for Indian sesame seeds could make it difficult for traders to participate successfully in the tender. The availability of the new crops from African origins further diminishes the chances.
Oilseeds
Dec 1, 2022

Sunflower seeds: EU crop takes another blow

SOFIA/KYIV. The European Commission drastically cut its estimate for the 2022 EU sunflower seed crop in its latest report at the end of November. Meanwhile, demand for Chinese sunflower seeds is lower than last year, and yet prices are rising.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 30, 2022

Dried beans: new adzuki bean crop available

BEIJING. The harvest of red adzuki beans has started, but the new crop is slow to reach the markets; some farmers are unwilling to sell at current prices. Meanwhile, prices for black kidney beans have risen noticeably.
Grains
Nov 30, 2022

Millet: acreage in Ukraine shrinks to 43,000 ha

BEIJING/KYIV. According to official data, Ukraine harvested significantly less millet than in previous years, while the US Department of Agriculture predicts a similar crop for China as in 2021.
Grains
Nov 30, 2022

Buckwheat: Ukraine harvests 156,500 mt

BEIJING/KYIV. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture's data, significantly more buckwheat was harvested in 2022 than in the previous two years. Germany has increased its imports from Poland. Meanwhile, there is a lack of demand in the Chinese market.
Dried Fruit
Nov 29, 2022

Dried figs: price corrections after the turn of the year

AYDIN. Shortly before the turn of the year, prices for Turkish dried figs are holding their level. However, this could change soon. Exports are at a similar level as last year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 29, 2022

Sultanas: TMO might buy up remaining stocks

MANISA. Exports pick up noticeably at the end of the year. Meanwhile, market players are speculating about whether the TMO will continue to accept sultana deliveries in the new year. There are probably only few capacities left.
Dried Fruit
Nov 29, 2022

Dried apricots: hardly any trading activity

MALATYA. The apricot market in Turkey is currently extremely quiet and there is hardly any trading taking place. Exports are also running slower than usual. This situation is expected to continue for the rest of the year.
Nuts
Nov 29, 2022

Cashews: blow to exports

HANOI. Rising demand for healthy snacks may be driving the popularity of cashew nuts in Europe and prompted a steady rise in imports in 2017-2021, but the situation has changed this year as inflation is up and supply chains are disrupted. Exports from Vietnam have certainly taken a hit this year.
Oilseeds
Nov 28, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: peaceful mood rules the market

DALIAN. Due to the current market developments in China and the closure of some growing areas, speculators have much less power than usual, which, according to traders, makes for a peaceful mood. How long this peace will last, however, is questionable.
Nuts
Nov 28, 2022

Peanuts: disagreement between growers and buyers

NEW DELHI. Although market prices are already well above the minimum support price, many farmers are holding back their goods in the hope of further increases. This does not necessarily meet with approval from buyers.
Pulses
Nov 28, 2022

Chickpeas: no price drops for now

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Low supplies and the prospect of increased demand at Christmas time are causing prices to climb in the Indian chickpea market. Canadian traders are also keeping a close eye on the situation in India.
AUDITOR Issues
Nov 25, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 44/2022

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Spices
Nov 25, 2022

Spice market update: cumin market under pressure

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
Nov 25, 2022

Sunflower seeds: Germany increases imports by 80%

SOFIA/KYIV. The harvest in Ukraine is almost complete and can meet the set target. Meanwhile, prices have stalled, while Germany's imports increased significantly year-on-year.
Oilseeds
Nov 24, 2022

Sesame seeds: tender decision is due next week

NEW DELHI. Indian traders hope that the new tender and the holiday demand from China can still support sesame seed prices. Due to heavy rainfall, the crop was significantly smaller than expected.
Nuts
Nov 24, 2022

Pecans: let the games begin

ATLANTA. As every year at this time, buyers try to drive down prices in the US pecan market. Experienced growers already know this game and do not get involved, while the new market players sometimes act less prudently.
Nuts
Nov 24, 2022

Hazelnuts: distracting legal action

ORDU. Ferrero has taken centre stage in Turkey’s local media after the competition watchdog launched a legal investigation on the company’s market position. Hazelnut suppliers are, however, more concerned over the unexpected turn prices have taken.
Oils
Nov 23, 2022

Olives: Turkey breaks all records

ANKARA. Turkey has succeeded in becoming the world's second largest olive oil producer after Spain and the leading produced for table olives. The country is on track to boost production and exports.
Dried Fruit
Nov 23, 2022

Sultanas: exports fall short of expectations

MANISA. While the 62nd International Dried Grape Conference held online on 3 November showed that global sultana and raisin production will decline by 4.5% in the Northern Hemisphere and by 3.5% in the Southern Hemisphere, exporters in Turkey are working at full capacity to complete their orders before Christmas. Shipments are, however, falling short of expectations.
Oilseeds
Nov 22, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: logistics up and running again

DALIAN. Luckily, some areas, in which China produces pumpkin seeds have been opened up again in Inner Mongolia. This helps purchases and logistics along. The situation is, however, quite different in the western parts of the region.
Dried Fruit
Nov 22, 2022

Dried figs: moderate freight rates

AYDIN. Suppliers in Turkey not only report fixed prices but also that freight rates have declined. Trading is, however, largely subdued.
Nuts
Nov 22, 2022

Almonds: exports could be much worse

MADRID. Spain’s almond exports showed another dent in September but are still surprisingly good considering that production has declined sharply.
Dried Fruit
Nov 22, 2022

Dried apricots: disheartened farmers

MALATYA. Dried apricot producers have given up hope that prices will rise. Prices are, by contrast, rather continuing to drop. Although weekly exports presently range higher than last year, the opposite is the case for this season's total exports.
Pulses
Nov 21, 2022

Chickpeas: supply squeeze to turn worse

NEW DELHI. Chickpea supplies are tight and with sowing about to start in India the situation is getting worse.
Nuts
Nov 21, 2022

Peanuts: China is decisive

NEW DELHI. While the peanut market recently witnessed a bullish trend in India, the situation has now changed. Issue is that arrivals have picked up. Demand and China’s interest in buying peanut oil will, however, largely determine prices in the next few weeks.
AUDITOR Issues
Nov 18, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 43/2022

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Spices
Nov 18, 2022

Saffron: production takes a hit

MASHHAD. Annual production normally exceeds 300 mt in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province, but climatic conditions have changed and production now only ranges at 150 mt. The decline in prices witnessed in recent years also contributed to this trend as farmers had less incentive to grow saffron. Now the tide may, however, be turning.
Spices
Nov 17, 2022

Spice market update: chilli prices reach record level

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.
Dried Fruit
Nov 17, 2022

Dates: extensive monsoon damage

BUSHEHR. While farmers completed harvesting in Iran’s Bushehr province in October, the current production estimates for dates show that unexpected monsoon rainfalls caused extensive damage. This is, however, not the only problem the market is confronted with.
Oilseeds
Nov 17, 2022

Sesame seeds: prices skyrocket

NEW DELHI. Prices on the Indian sesame seed market have literally skyrocketed in the last few days for various reasons. However, Indian traders do not hold out much hope for the upcoming tender.
Nuts
Nov 17, 2022

Brazil nuts: market has growth potential

SUCRE/LIMA. As awareness of healthy eating grows, experts at Chelmer Foods are positive about the future of the Brazil nut trade. Meanwhile, prices on the European spot market are declining.
Nuts
Nov 16, 2022

Pecans: market gains momentum

ATLANTA. With the harvest still ongoing in the US growing regions, trade is only now slowly starting to pick up. Farmers are not willing to sell their goods below value, especially as there is plenty of space in cold stores for the new crop due to low stocks.
Spices
Nov 16, 2022

Cumin: invincible trade barriers

TEHRAN. International sanctions are giving Iran’s cumin exporters a hard time as direct shipments to many countries, especially in the EU, are not possible. Exports have declined sharply this year.
Nuts
Nov 16, 2022

Cashews: the phoenix from the ashes

HANOI/PHNOM PENH. After Cambodia had massively reduced its acreage not even ten years ago due to various difficulties, the situation has now turned around with Vietnam's help. Vietnam itself is also benefiting greatly from this situation.
Nuts
Nov 16, 2022

Almonds: US exports still down

SACRAMENTO/MADRID. US almond exports in October were again not able to keep up with the result of October 2021. However, European countries such as Spain and Germany imported significantly more almonds during this period than last year. In Spain, some organisations are looking for ways to make almond cultivation more lucrative for growers.
Oilseeds
Nov 15, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: drivers refuse rides

DALIAN. As commodity is slowly running out in the markets, suppliers are forced to get pumpkin seeds from the growing areas. As these are largely closed off due to high levels of infection, it is difficult to find drivers to take on this task.
Dried Fruit
Nov 15, 2022

Dried figs: Tariş bought 4,000 mt

AYDIN. According to Tariş, the organisation has paid dried fig producers around 80% higher prices for their raw materials this year. Exports, meanwhile, are picking up speed at the turn of the year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 15, 2022

Dried apricots: mammoth project in Malatya

MALATYA. The construction of the "World Apricot Trade Center" is intended to create a center in Turkey's most important growing province of Malatya that will bring together all the processes of the apricot trade under one roof. The project is expected to lead to an increase in exports and facilitate operations for growers.
Dried Fruit
Nov 15, 2022

Sultanas: TMO may continue buying in 2023

MANISA. Sultana producers are growing increasingly concerned over the lack of rain in Turkey. Exports will continue to gain pace until the end of the year and the TMO will prove decisive for any price developments next year.
Nuts
Nov 14, 2022

Peanuts: new varieties raise hopes

NEW DELHI. Indian researchers are currently working to use a new hybrid technology to breed peanut varieties that are more resistant to drought and disease and are expected to provide farmers with a better income through high oil and protein content.
Nuts
Nov 14, 2022

Hazelnuts: exports fail to revive

ORDU. Although domestic demand for hazelnuts has finally revived in Turkey, the situation in the export market is still quite devastating. Trouble is that buyers in Europe have tightened their purse strings prior to Christmas as high costs and inflation are forcing businesses and consumers to curb spending.
Pulses
Nov 14, 2022

Chickpeas: low stocks keep prices stable

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The Indian chickpea market saw further price increases as low supply meets relatively high demand. The situation is similar in Canada.