Market updates on a whole range of dried fruit with up-to-date price trends
Dried Fruit
Jan 24, 2023

Dried figs: cold spell anticipated

AYDIN. As the weather is expected to turn conditions should improve for this year's dried fig production. Exports range higher than last year.
Dried Fruit
Jan 24, 2023

Dried apricots: high risk

MALATYA. Although weather conditions are presently ideal for the development of the fruits in Malatya, certain risks prevail. Ramadan has given Turkey's dried apricot exports a lift.
Dried Fruit
Jan 24, 2023

Sultanas: waiting for winter

MANISA. Disappointment persists in Manisa as the weather has remained unusually warm. Forecasts, however, state that conditions should change in the next few weeks. The TMO will start selling sultanas in February.
Dried Fruit
Jan 17, 2023

Dried figs: speculative buying

AYDIN/TEHRAN. Weather conditions are too dry in Turkey, but fig exports have picked up, Yet, the opposite is the case in Iran.
Dried Fruit
Jan 17, 2023

Dried apricots: organic supplies sold under wrong label

MALATYA. High demand in China has prompted dried apricot exporters in Turkey to resort to unusual measures. Downside is that organic supplies may be exhausted sooner than expected.
Dried Fruit
Jan 17, 2023

Sultanas: too warm and too dry

MANISA. Turkey's raisin market is on edge as temperatures range well above average and rain is lacking. In addition, the TMO is still to announce when sales will start.
Dried Fruit
Jan 11, 2023

Dried sour cherries: 95% decline in exports

IZMIR. While Turkey's dried sour cherry exports have declined sharply this season, local prices have nearly doubled.
Dried Fruit
Jan 11, 2023

Dried mulberries: high prices and low sales

IZMIR. Turkey's dried mulberry exports have declined sharply according to the Aegean Exporters' Association. Local prices have, by contrast, more than doubled.
Dried Fruit
Jan 11, 2023

Dried apricots: new December record

MALATYA. Turkey's dried apricot exports reached a record in December 2022. The lack of rain is, however, worrying producers.
Dried Fruit
Jan 10, 2023

Dried figs: low supplies drive market

AYDIN. Fig producers in Aydin have not witnessed any rain or snow so far but this may change soon. Exports declined sharply at the start of the year.
Dried Fruit
Jan 10, 2023

Sultanas: new year kicks off with price rise

MANISA. As buyers still have enough supplies, the TMO is expected to start to sell in February at the earliest. Exports are still lagging behind.
Dried Fruit
Jan 3, 2023

Dried figs: new year brings price increases

AYDIN. As expected, both commodity and export prices have increased noticeably just in time for the turn of the year, and the end is not yet in sight. Meanwhile, exporters are already processing the first Ramadan orders.
Dried Fruit
Jan 3, 2023

Sultanas: export of fresh grapes declines

MANISA. The war in Ukraine, the global economic crisis and higher production in competing growing countries have caused exports of Turkey's popular sultaniye grapes to drop significantly. Sultana exports, however, are still respectable.
Oilseeds
Dec 30, 2022

Saffron and Pistachios: “The US sanctions are the biggest problem”

SEEHEIM/TEHRAN. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Iranian market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Oilseeds
Dec 28, 2022

Dried Fruit: “There will be changes in buying and consumption”

SEEHEIM/IZMIR. What kind of new challenges did the year 2022 provide? How do buyers deal with the sometimes significant price increases and what are the expectations for the coming year 2023? We were talking to one of our business partners from the Turkish dried fruit market, who kindly answered all our questions. Read the complete interview here.
Dried Fruit
Dec 20, 2022

Dried figs: new EU limits

AYDIN. New maximum residue levels will be introduced for the mycotoxin ochratoxin A in all dried fruit imports for the EU, which also applies to dried figs. Growers are still holding surprisingly large supplies from this year's crop in Turkey.
Dried Fruit
Dec 20, 2022

Raisins: crackdown disrupts trading

MANISA/TEHRAN. While the TMO is missing its purchasing target in Turkey, the violent government crackdown on protesters has left its mark on Iran’s raisin market.
Dried Fruit
Dec 20, 2022

Dried apricots: growers dread flowering

MALATYA. Uncertainty is giving dried apricot traders in Turkey headaches, especially since it is impossible to determine demand in the next few months. Small businesses are already having trouble attracting international customers.
Dried Fruit
Dec 14, 2022

Dried cranberries: low yields and good quality

MADISON. The drought in the North American growing regions has caused yields to be smaller than hoped for in the most important growing state Wisconsin. Meanwhile, above-average quality is being reported from Québec, Canada.
Nuts
Dec 14, 2022

Desiccated coconuts: massive drop in demand

MANILA. In its latest report, T.M. Duché draws particular attention to the difficult demand situation in 2022, which will continue in the new year. Worldwide recessions and a large amount of available goods are contributing their part.
Dried Fruit
Dec 13, 2022

Dried apricots: farmers are upset

MALATYA. Turkish apricot growers are not happy with the fact that they still have to wait for price indications from the TMO. Market prices are showing a slight decline and overall the market remains very quiet.
Dried Fruit
Dec 13, 2022

Dried figs: not all exports reach their destinations

AYDIN. The Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry in Aydin pointed out in a statement that dried fig shipments from Turkey were rejected at the EU border. Meanwhile, the lack of good quality goods will cause price adjustments in the coming year.
Dried Fruit
Dec 13, 2022

Sultanas: price increases are inevitable

MANISA. For the new year, an increase in export prices for Turkish sultanas is unavoidable. Prices shouldn however, remain stable until the turn of the year.
Dried Fruit
Dec 13, 2022

Dates: growing frustration

TEHRAN. Suppliers are watching with a growing sense of frustration how other countries are gaining a foothold in the Europe with the dates produced in Iran. Trouble are mismanaged branding, packaging and policies, which cost the industry dearly as neighbouring countries tend to reap the profits.
Dried Fruit
Dec 6, 2022

Dried figs: supplies are running low

AYDIN. In Turkey, exporters are still busy processing their orders. Even though exports are slightly behind last year's result, supply is likely to become tight after the turn of the year.
Dried Fruit
Dec 6, 2022

Sultanas: TMO to hold on to supplies

MANISA. Although the TMO is expected to continue to buy sultanas and raisins, this does not automatically mean that these stocks will immediately become available again next year. Especially since the state-run organisation will have to sell the remaining supplies from last year's crop first. With exports perforning well and the TMO actively buying it will be interesting to see what volumes will be available for export.
Dried Fruit
Dec 6, 2022

Dried apricots: no price increases in sight

MALATYA. Prices on the apricot market are largely stable, with market players not expecting any increases for the time being. Exports continue to decline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dried Fruit
Nov 10, 2022

Prunes: US crop shrunk by 17%

SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. The INC has published its forecast for global prune production in 2022/2023 and expects a decline of almost 4%. Frost and drought took their toll on the Californian fruits.
Dried Fruit
Nov 8, 2022

Sultanas: traditional production carries risks

MANISA/TEHRAN. Turkish farmers are concerned about the lack of rainfall and the supply of organic sultanas is significantly lower. According to market players, exports cannot keep up with last year for various reasons.
Dried Fruit
Nov 8, 2022

Dried figs: wide price gaps

AYDIN/ESTAHBAN. While exporters in Turkey are busy shipping as many dried figs as possible before Christmas and New Year, suppliers in Iran are assessing the damage caused by storms and floods.
Dried Fruit
Nov 8, 2022

Dried apricots: growers give in

MALATYA. Turkish apricot farmers have realised that they cannot do business with their high commodity prices, so there have been price drops. The TMO has still not announced any base prices.
Nuts
Nov 2, 2022

Desiccated coconuts: China increases imports significantly

MANILA/BEIJING. Major Asian growing regions such as the Philippines, but also Malaysia and Indonesia, have been hit by heavy rainfall this season, causing some difficulties. In China, however, coconut products are becoming increasingly popular.
Dried Fruit
Nov 1, 2022

Dried apricots: TMO causes discontent

MALATYA. Although the season has been running for three months now, the TMO has still not announced any base prices. This is causing a lot of concern among market players. Moreover, it remains questionable whether the high export target can be achieved by the end of the year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 1, 2022

Dried figs: price corrections expected after the turn of the year

AYDIN. Taris has taken measures to support Turkish dried fig producers. Exports are running satisfactorily, and after the turn of the year market players expect price adjustments.
Dried Fruit
Nov 1, 2022

Sultanas: TMO to turn tables

MANISA. Attractive prices have finally lifted Turkey's raisin exports above last year's levels. Yet, the TMO's intention to buy may put a stop to this.
Dried Fruit
Oct 27, 2022

Dates: Iranian exports down sharply

TEHRAN. Iranian date exports in the first eight months of 2022 lag behind those of the same period last year in both volume and value. Current export prices, however, have increased in recent weeks.
Dried Fruit
Oct 26, 2022

Barberries: drying and irrigation are problematic

TEHRAN. Only a few Iranian farmers have the possibility to dry their fruits themselves after the harvest, which is why most have to sell their products below value. The severe drought is another problem.
Dried Fruit
Oct 26, 2022

Dried figs: growers rely on help from TMO

AYDIN. Turkish dried fig producers are hoping for the TMO to stabilise prices in the market. Experts, meanwhile, expect fig exports to increase compared to last year.