Market updates on a whole range of dried fruit with up-to-date price trends
Nuts
Sep 28, 2022

Desiccated coconuts: typhoon season is crucial

MANILA. The coconut market, like all other markets, has been badly hit by the crises in the world market. In addition, there is the typhoon season, which has already caused damage in the Philippines; all this will have an impact on prices.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2022

Dried sour cherries: exports slumped massively

IZMIR. Turkish exports of dried sour cherries experienced a heavy damper at the beginning of the new season. Due to the low demand, export prices also had to be adjusted.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022

Dried figs: preparations are in full swing

AYDIN. In Turkey, dried fig production is now almost complete and the 2022/2023 export season is due to officially start next week. There are, however, significant price differences.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022

Dried apricots: good exports despite high prices

MALATYA. Although exports for the new season are far below last year's levels, exporters are expressing satisfaction. Growers, meanwhile, are far from happy with the farmgate prices, which do not come close to covering production costs.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022

Sultanas: TMO rejects deliveries

MANISA. There were repeated rainfalls during the drying period which have caused several delays. For this reason, not all growers have yet completed their sultana production. Meanwhile, the high humidity poses additional problems for the farmers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022

Dates: optimistic suppliers

AHVAZ. Disaster struck in Iran’s Khuzestan Province last year as only 12% of the Estamaran dates produced here could be exported marking a 50% slump in shipments. With harvesting in full swing suppliers are confident that things will improve this year.
Dried Fruit
Sep 22, 2022

Dried mulberries: demand remains absent

IZMIR. Since the beginning of August, the new mulberry crop is available in the Turkish market. However, demand is restrained, which also affects prices.
Dried Fruit
Sep 20, 2022

Dried apricots: inflation affects exports

MALATYA. Inflation and the accompanying decline in purchasing power in the buyer countries are causing Turkish apricot exports to be lower than last year so far. Nevertheless, there is hope that the high export target could eventually be reached.
Dried Fruit
Sep 20, 2022

Sultanas: further delays

MANISA. Producers are queuing to sell their sultanas to the TMO. The state run organisation has promised to accept all volumes offered, as long as quality requirements are met. Cold temperatures and frequent rain showers continue to delay drying.
Dried Fruit
Sep 20, 2022

Dried figs: happy despite further delays

AYDIN/TEHRAN. Growers have nearly completed harvesting in Turkey and in Iran. Although new crop dried figs have already arrived, traders report additional delays.
Dried Fruit
Sep 16, 2022

Raisins: prices could rise threefold

TEHRAN. As spraying costs have surged in recent months traders in Iran anticipate a threefold rise in the prices for grapes and raisins. Exporters are already having difficulties competing with Turkey.
Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2022

Dried figs: high losses due to humidity

AYDIN. In the Turkish growing regions, the fig harvest continues to progress. While the growers have almost completed the work in the valleys, the mountain fig harvest is still in full swing. The fig farmers in Aydin are struggling with the highest moisture levels in recent years.
Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2022

Barberries: harvest has started

TEHRAN. Harvesting has now started in Iran. Barberry suppliers are, however, far from happy with exports.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Sultanas: rain damage causes price differences

MANISA. Turkey's grape harvest is almost complete and the drying process is still in full swing. Unfortunately, however, the weather is not playing along as market players had expected.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Dried apricots: growers are desperate

MALATYA. Farmers in Turkey are unable to sell their recently harvested goods and are increasingly concerned about the current situation. They are hoping for help from the TMO, but it may come too late for some growers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Dates: frustrating export season

TEHRAN. Harvesting is well underway in Iran, especially in Kerman Province, where more accurate production estimates have been issued. Exporting dates has, however, turned quite frustrating in recent months.
Dried Fruit
Sep 7, 2022

Dried figs: export season to start in October

AYDIN. The starting signal for the 2022/2023 export season of Turkish dried figs will be given in the first week of October. Meanwhile, market players are worried about the quality of the new crop.
Dried Fruit
Sep 6, 2022

Dried apricots: producers confronted with soaring inflation

MALATYA. Turkey’s inflation has exceeded 80% for the first time in 24 years and much worse is in store for the country’s economy. This has dire consequences for dried apricot producers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 6, 2022

Sultanas: growers do not know where to turn

MANISA/TEHRAN. Confusion reigns in Turkey as growers have no idea where to turn to sell their raisins. To make matters worse last week’s rains exceeded expectations. Suppliers in Iran are far from satisfied with demand.
Dried Fruit
Sep 5, 2022

Dried figs: busy buyer China

TEHRAN. Suppliers are happy that Iran’s monthly dried fig exports performed better than last year in July. The outlook for the new season is, however, far less encouraging.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dried apricots: weak start to exports

MALATYA. New crop exports are off to a weaker start than exporters had hoped - the president of the Malatya Commodity Exchange provides an explanation. Commodity prices for small varieties continue to decline slightly.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dried figs: Tariş issues offers

AYDIN. Last week's rains have impacted the quality of the figs and supplies in export quality are expected to be more limited.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Sultanas: heavy rainfall during the drying phase

MANISA. The price of sultanas recently announced by the Turkish President does not reflect actual market prices. Meanwhile, heavy rainfalls caused chaos in the growing regions last week. More rain is reported for the coming days and growers are worried about their production.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dates: slump in exports to Kazakhstan

TEHRAN. Although Kazakhstan ranks among the top five export destinations for Iran’s dates, exports have slumped by 62% in the first six months of the year. Prices have also witnessed a surprising twist.
Dried Fruit
Aug 24, 2022

Dried cranberries: US production to increase significantly

MADISON. According to current estimates, the USA can increase its cranberry production by more than 20,000 mt year-on-year and thus remains the world's most important producer. However, another country is now in first place when it comes to shipments to Germany.
Dried Fruit
Aug 24, 2022

Dried mulberries: crop has halved

IZMIR. In Turkey, there are significantly fewer mulberries available for the 2022/2023 season than last year, and farmgate prices have roughly doubled year-on-year. Export prices also increased considerably.
Dried Fruit
Aug 24, 2022

Dried sour cherries: Turkish exports increased by 120%

IZMIR. High production costs are pushing up farmgate prices for sour cherries from this year's crop in Turkey. Meanwhile, the export season is coming to an end and exports are significantly higher than last year.
Dried Fruit
Aug 23, 2022

Dried figs: new season and floods

AYDIN/ESTAHBAN. Subdued demand is weighing on the prices for the new crop in Turkey. Producers are far from happy with this. Floods have hit production in Iran.
Dried Fruit
Aug 23, 2022

Sultanas: mixed feelings about Erdoğan's price announcement

MANISA/TEHERAN. The rainfall forecast for this week could affect the drying process of the sultanas. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan travelled to the main growing region last weekend to announce prices for the new crop.
Dried Fruit
Aug 23, 2022

Dried apricots: large varieties are scarce

MALATYA. While there are enough small dried apricot varieties like no 4 and no 5 available this season, the situation is quite different for the large varieties that are particularly popular with European buyers. This difference is also noticeable in the prices.
Dried Fruit
Aug 16, 2022

Dried figs: symbolic sale of the new crop

AYDIN. At the Commodity Exchange in Aydin, the first dried figs from the 2022 crop have already been symbolically sold. Production is starting slowly and prices should be fixed in the coming days.
Dried Fruit
Aug 16, 2022

Dried apricots: prices vary widely

MALATYA. Both farmgate and export prices for the new crop still differ significantly depending on the supplier. The harvesting process is now largely complete, while drying is still in full swing.
Dried Fruit
Aug 16, 2022

Sultanas: rumours bubble up

MANISA. Rainfall and cooler temperatures in Sarıgöl, Manisa's main growing region for fresh grapes, are short-lived, according to market players. A rapid rise in temperatures to more than 40°C is expected this week, which should also benefit sultana producers.
Dried Fruit
Aug 15, 2022

Dates: heavy rainfall causes damage

BUSHEHR. Heavy rainfall in the Iranian growing regions has caused crop damage in the date groves. Market players are now criticising the insurance companies, which by no means cover all damages.
Dried Fruit
Aug 11, 2022

Barberries: irrigation becomes a challenge

TEHRAN. Climate change is clearly evident in the Iranian cultivation province of South Khorasan, where the rainfall rate has dropped significantly in recent decades. This is, however, not the only challenge for market players.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022

Dried apricots: prices for new crop increased

MALATYA. Both farmgate and export prices for the new crop have increased noticeably compared to last week. As far as price trends are concerned, the coming weeks will be decisive.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022

Dried figs: good weather is crucial

AYDIN/TEHRAN. In the coming weeks, weather conditions will prove particularly crucial for this year's dried fig production. The harvest of fresh figs is in full swing in both Turkey and Iran.
Dried Fruit
Aug 9, 2022

Sultanas: the pleas have been heard

MANISA/TEHRAN. The wish of Turkish market players to announce the prices for sultanas earlier this year seems to be fulfilled promptly: President Erdoğan has announced his visit to Manisa for 20 August. Turkish exports continue to do well - in stark contrast to Iran's exports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.