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AUDITOR Issues
Apr 19, 2024

The AUDITOR Issue 13/2024

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Spices
Apr 19, 2024

Spice market update: strong cardamom

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, turmeric and chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Nuts
Apr 18, 2024

Pine nuts: Russia holds key position in EU

BRUSSELS/REUS. Imports from Russia may have declined sharply for pine nuts since 2022, yet the country still holds a key position in the EU. Global production fell sharply in 2023/2024.
Oilseeds
Apr 18, 2024

Sesame seeds: happy exporters in India

NEW DELHI. After the last tender from South Korea turned out to be a great disappointment for sesame seeds, things are looking much better in India in April. Question is in how far this will impact prices.
Nuts
Apr 18, 2024

Hazelnuts: market goes bananas

ORDU. Not only the TMO but also Ferrero have jumped into action regarding hazelnuts after weeks of speculation.
Nuts
Apr 17, 2024

Walnuts: China retains pole position

BEIJING/REUS. China has remained the most important producer for walnuts as the latest International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimates show. The prospects for the 2024 crop are promising.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 17, 2024

Pulses: wasted potential

ANKARA. Turkey only uses one third of its processing capacity for pulses, despite global demand being on the rise. Heated debates are underway as Turkey is a net importer of dry beans, green lentils and red lentils, whereas chickpeas are the silver lining.
Dried Fruit
Apr 16, 2024

Prunes: optimistic growers in California

SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. Prospects are highly encouraging for prunes in California. Weather conditons are ideal for the crucial bloom phase and the quality of the crop should be good.
Dried Fruit
Apr 16, 2024

Dried figs: new crop draws attention

AYDIN. As the current crop is nearly sold out and trading is becoming increasingly subdued for dried figs attention has shifted towards the new season. Weather conditions could hardly be better.
Dried Fruit
Apr 16, 2024

Sultanas: trading picks up fast

MANISA. Trading has picked up quickly again for sultanas in Turkey after last week’s Eid-al-Fitr holiday. Trouble is that the weather has turned way too warm for the time of year.
Dried Fruit
Apr 16, 2024

Dried apricots: weak exports

MALATYA. Turkey's exports are failing to catch up on last year for dried apricots. Weather conditions are ideal in Malatya. Prices refuse to move.
Oilseeds
Apr 15, 2024

Pumpkin seeds: sowing is underway

DALIAN. Sowing is underway for pumpkin seeds in China and will take about a month. Prices are on the decline.
Nuts
Apr 15, 2024

Peanuts: stockists sell at a loss

NEW DELHI/BUENOS AIRES. Traders and stockists are forced to sell peanuts at a loss in India. Issue is that rising temperatures may cause diseases to spread. Harvesting is in full swing in Argentina.
Nuts
Apr 15, 2024

Almonds: better than expected

SACRAMENTO. Demand for US almonds exceeded industry expectations in March. Although conditions have been excellent for the new crop, uncertainty prevails. Speculations abound as to what way prices will turn.
Pulses
Apr 15, 2024

Chickpeas: artificial supply squeeze stabilises market

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. After prices slumped in recent months growers in India have changed tack, which appears to be working for now. In how far prices will remain firm is a matter of debate.
AUDITOR Issues
Apr 12, 2024

The AUDITOR Issue 12/2024

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Spices
Apr 12, 2024

Spice market update: volatile cumin market

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
Apr 11, 2024

Flaxseed: traders feel sabotaged

OTTAWA/BRUSSELS. With the prospect of higher import tariffs for Russian flaxseed, European traders are worried about their business and fear massive price increases. Other growing countries such as India and Canada are coming into focus, but are not really an alternative for buyers at the moment.
Oilseeds
Apr 11, 2024

Sunflower seeds: lack of rainfall in Bulgaria

SOFIA/KYIV. It is comparatively warm and dry in Bulgaria during the sowing period. This year's crop will rely on favourable weather conditions in order to avoid a large yield deficit like last year.
Oilseeds
Apr 11, 2024

Sesame seeds: EU has increased imports by 17%

NEW DELHI. The result of the current tender will be published shortly. Indian exporters expect only small chances, but there will be slight price corrections. Alternative origins, many of them African growing countries, have also become more relevant for EU buyers.
Nuts
Apr 11, 2024

Hazelnuts: pests could remain a problem in 2024

ORDU. In the coming days, the TMO could start selling its raw material stocks. The INC has adjusted its production estimates for the global hazelnut crop.
Nuts
Apr 11, 2024

Macadamias: good prospects for 2024

CAPE TOWN/REUS. According to the INC, macadamia production will increase in the main producing countries and market players are optimistic. A major case of fraud was recently uncovered in South Africa.
Oilseeds
Apr 10, 2024

Pumpkin seeds: farmers tend towards shine skins

DALIAN. Looking at seed company sales, Chinese growers seem to be leaning much more towards growing shine skins than GWS kernels this year. Meanwhile, prices are continuing their downward trend.
Oilseeds
Apr 10, 2024

Blue poppy seeds: sowing forecasts are eagerly awaited

CHRUDIM. Czech poppy seed farmers are busy sowing, but the current weather conditions are not ideal for the development of the plants.
Dried Fruit
Apr 9, 2024

Dried figs: Turkey produced 20% less

AYDIN. With higher temperatures and a lack of rainfall, the probability of yield losses is increasing in Aydin. Production was already significantly lower than usual this season.
Dried Fruit
Apr 9, 2024

Dried apricots: divided opinions

MALATYA/REUS. While some exporters firmly expect demand to pick up after the Ramadan festivities, others expect it to remain weak. The market is extremely quiet during this week of Eid.
Dried Fruit
Apr 9, 2024

Sultanas: global production is down

MANISA. The warm weather in Manisa raises hopes of a lower risk of night frost. Market players believe that further price increases are possible after the holidays. Global sultana production is said to have declined by 19% in the current season.
Nuts
Apr 9, 2024

Brazil nuts: Bolivia's production is increasing

SUCRE/REUS. The Brazil nut season has got off to a much brisker start than last year. Bolivia remains the most important producer, while Brazil has suffered losses.
Pulses
Apr 9, 2024

Chickpeas: complex market situation

NEW DELHI. The prospect of a large crop and the willingness of sellers to get their goods to buyers is pushing down prices on the Indian chickpea market. Market players must remain flexible at all times.
Nuts
Apr 8, 2024

Peanuts: China remains the most important producer

NEW DELHI/REUS. While the Indian peanut market is facing various hurdles, market players in the USA and Argentina are satisfied with the current situation. China remains the most important peanut producer.
AUDITOR Issues
Apr 5, 2024

The AUDITOR Issue 11/2024

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Grains
Apr 5, 2024

Grains and oilseeds: estimates prompt scepticism

BRUSSELS. Ukrainian wheat will not be subjected to import restrictions in the EU and US traders are sceptical about recent estimates for corn. Uncertainty prevails over Brazil’s soybean crop and the EU will need to import more rapeseed from Ukraine and Australia.
Nuts
Apr 5, 2024

Pistachios: crop estimates sharply revised

REUS/TEHRAN. While the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) has finally conceded that the US produced a record crop in 2023/2024, prospects are not quite as encouraging for US pistachios this year. In Iran the market has started to turn.
Spices
Apr 5, 2024

Spice market update: pepper market in transition

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
Apr 4, 2024

Mustard seeds: higher yields to compensate for cultivation deficit

OTTAWA/BRUSSELS. The cultivation forecast for Canadian mustard seeds has been adjusted in the latest report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, but the acreage is not expected to reach last year's level.
Oilseeds
Apr 4, 2024

Sesame seeds: South Korea issues new tender

NEW DELHI. The next tender for sesame seed shipments to South Korea will take place next week. Indian exporters are still branded from their setback during the last tender.
Oilseeds
Apr 4, 2024

Sunflower seeds: EU production to increase by 5%

SOFIA/KYIV. Experts have announced their first crop forecasts for EU sunflower seed production in 2024. The European Commission expects production to increase by 5% compared to last year.
Nuts
Apr 4, 2024

Almonds: crop estimates revised

MADRID. Record rainfalls have improved the prospects this year's crop in Spain. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) has reduced the crop estimates for several countries. Aiming to offer consumers healthier snacks the UK has decided to scrap tariffs for almonds.
Grains
Apr 3, 2024

Buckwheat: EU imports have halved

DALIAN/BRUSSELS. The Chinese buckwheat market is currently characterised by low trading activity. Shipments to the EU have also roughly halved this year.
Grains
Apr 3, 2024

Millet: Ukraine increases shipments to the EU

DALIAN/BRUSSELS. Chinese growers are holding back their supplies, but buying interest is also moderate. Meanwhile, the EU has increased its millet imports by 22% this year.
Fruit and Vegetables
Apr 3, 2024

Dried beans: mung bean market under pressure

BEIJING. Arrivals from Myanmar are putting increasing pressure on the Chinese mung bean market. Prices for black and red kidney beans have risen, while demand for adzuki beans is increasing.
Nuts
Apr 3, 2024

Pecans: efforts to boost domestic demand fail

ATLANTA. Efforts to boost domestic demand for pecans have failed this season so far as the latest position report issued by the American Pecan Council shows.
Dried Fruit
Apr 3, 2024

Sultanas: the vines awaken

MANISA. The warmer temperatures in Turkey are also heralding the start of the flowering period in the province of Manisa. However, concerns about frost and hail damage remain.
Dried Fruit
Apr 2, 2024

Dried figs: early harvest is possible

AYDIN. The fig trees in Aydin are waking up unusually early from their winter dormancy. However, the low rainfall does not provide the best conditions for a bountiful harvest.
Nuts
Apr 2, 2024

Peanuts: good prospects in Argentina

NEW DELHI/BUENOS AIRES. The crop in Argentina is recovering surprisingly well from the previous drought. In Brazil, growers are facing challenges, while consumption of peanut oil is declining in India.
Dried Fruit
Apr 2, 2024

Dried apricots: weather at its best

MALATYA. The weather conditions in Turkey's growing regions could hardly be better at the moment. As expected, the market is quiet shortly before the end of Ramadan.
Nuts
Apr 2, 2024

Hazelnuts: TMO to provide new impulse

ORDU. Sunday’s nationwide local elections dealt a heavy blow to president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AK Party (AKP) in Turkey. Now the TMO and Ferrero will play a decisive role for hazelnuts.
Dairy Products
Apr 2, 2024

Butter: at a crossroads

KEMPTEN/BRUSSELS. In Germany the bulk butter market has reached a turning point. EU butter exports range lower than last year and EU butter production dipped.