Market updates on a whole range of dried fruit with up-to-date price trends
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022

Dried figs: summer to prove decisive

AYDIN. While excessive heat and dryness impacted Turkey's dried fig production last year, the growers are busy irrigating the trees this year. Summer is particularly decisive for the development of the fruits.
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022

Dried apricots: extensive damage confirmed

MALATYA. Conflicting reports over the extent of the damages caused by hailstorms are circulating in the apricot market at present. Traders anticipate higher prices for the new crop. Turkey has stepped up weekly exports.
Dried Fruit
May 24, 2022

Sultanas: supplies start to run low

MANISA. Encouraging production prospects for raisins and sultanas will impact prices. As weather conditions are ideal the grapes are developing well in Turkey. Exports are also perfoming much better than last year.
Dried Fruit
May 20, 2022

Dates: failure to draw on full potential

SHIRAZ. Iran’s date palm groves span an area of 240,000 ha and the country ranks third after Algeria and Saudi Arabia in this respect. Growers produce more than 280,000 mt of dates in Fars Province alone. In terms of table date production the country, however, lags well behind leading producer Saudi Arabia.
Dried Fruit
May 18, 2022

Prunes: France experiences another setback

SANTIAGO/DUBAI. Experts expect a production increase of 5.8% for the 2022/2023 prune season. France's crop, however, is experiencing another setback. Meanwhile, offers on the European spot market are scarce.
Dried Fruit
May 17, 2022

Dried figs: good crop prospects

AYDIN. Favourable weather conditions combined with artificial irrigation ensure that the fig trees are developing well and the growers are optimistic about the new crop. Exports are also running satisfactorily at the moment.
Dried Fruit
May 17, 2022

Dried apricots: focus is on the new crop

MALATYA. The damage estimates after the night frosts in the Turkish growing areas are almost completed and there are first cautious forecasts for the new crop. Prices, meanwhile, are maintaining their high level.
Dried Fruit
May 17, 2022

Sultanas: Turkish production to increase by 10%

MANISA/TEHRAN. Experts and market players remain confident about Turkish sultana production 2022. Moreover, forecasts at the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress last week also indicated a global production increase. Meanwhile, Iran is losing much of its export potential due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Dried Fruit
May 12, 2022

Dried Fruit: production estimates for 2022/2023

ANKARA/DUBAI. This year's World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress is taking place in Dubai until the end of this week. Among other things, experts present their production forecasts for the coming 2022/2023 season.
Dried Fruit
May 10, 2022

Dried figs: artificial irrigation to counter high temperatures

AYDIN/TEHRAN. The coming months are crucial for the development of Turkish dried fig production and growers are striving to create the best possible conditions. Meanwhile, Iranian dried fig exports have decreased, while at the same time the lack of supply has caused prices to rise significantly.
Dried Fruit
May 10, 2022

Dried apricots: massive crop damage in Malatya

MALATYA. After the night frost in April, hailstorms in the first week of May caused further heavy losses for growers in Malatya. Some claim to have lost their entire crop this year.
Dried Fruit
May 10, 2022

Sultanas: growers to increase prices

MANISA. Last week's celebrations temporarily reduced trading activity in the Turkish sultana market. Meanwhile, growers want to deal with the consequences of higher production costs and are not satisfied with current prices.
Dried Fruit
May 9, 2022

Dates: post-Ramadan hangover

TEHRAN. High prices for dates obviously failed to deter overseas buyers in the first quarter as recently issued export data shows. Exporters are, however, not quite satisfied. While prices surged this year, tides are now turning after Ramadan.
Dried Fruit
May 4, 2022

Prunes: France cannot surpass last year's result

PARIS/SACRAMENTO. The prune market is again characterised by differing results in the main growing regions this year. While Chile's crop shows an average result, market players fear that the crop in France will be as low as last year.
Dried Fruit
May 4, 2022

Dried apricots: prices reach unexpected heights

MALATYA. Due to the massive frost damage in the Turkish growing areas, the outlook for the new crop has deteriorated significantly; this is of course also reflected in the export prices. Market players now fear that prices for the new crop are likely to be noticeably higher once again.
Dried Fruit
May 3, 2022

Sultanas: the worst seems to be over

MANISA/TEHRAN. Turkish vineyards in the growing regions are developing well and growers are taking the necessary precautions to protect their crops. Sultana exports from Iran have declined this year, the main customer so far being Iraq.
Dried Fruit
May 3, 2022

Dried figs: optimistic outlook for the new season

AYDIN. In Turkey, fig trees are developing under good conditions, which should benefit this year's crop. At the same time, weekly export figures are above those of last year.
Dried Fruit
May 3, 2022

Barberries: shocking lack of expertise

TEHRAN. Iran’s barberry exports slumped by 16% in the first quarter. Issues are, however, not only normal fluctuations in supply and demand but rather the fact that the global market is not familiar enough barberries. To make matters worse producers and refiners lack sufficient expertise in dealing with the fruit.
Dried Fruit
Apr 26, 2022

Dried apricots: crop damage is "alarming"

MALATYA. The night frost in the middle of the month led to considerable damage in the Turkish cultivation areas; the acutal extent is currently being determined. Farmers are very concerned, while the government has announced support.
Dried Fruit
Apr 26, 2022

Dried figs: farmers to cut back

AYDIN. As production costs are on the rise farmers may very well use less fertilizers and pesticides, which will certainly not only drive up the market prices for dried figs but also impact this year's crop. Suppliers are happy with the current export performance.
Dried Fruit
Apr 26, 2022

Sultanas: variations in temperature trigger concerns

MANISA. Although daytime temperatures are warm, the weather still tends to turn frosty at night in Turkey and producers are trying very hard to protect the vines. Raisin exports presently range 40% higher than last year.
Dried Fruit
Apr 22, 2022

Dates: unsustainable prices

TEHRAN. Ramadan typically boosts demand for dates, especially in Iran where 40% of consumption takes place during Ramadan. This uptick in demand also has an impact on prices. Traders, however, reckon that the current prices are anything but sustainable.
Nuts
Apr 21, 2022

Desiccated coconuts: uncertainty shapes the market

MANILA. In their latest report, the experts from T.M. Duché take a look at the coconut market, which is marked by the pandemic and geopolitical conflicts. There are small rays of hope, but also major concerns.
Dried Fruit
Apr 20, 2022

Dried apricots: exporters do not submit offers

MALATYA. After the Turkish growing areas were hit by the dreaded night frosts last week, the damage assessments are currently underway. Until these are completed, exporters are holding back with offers for the time being.
Dried Fruit
Apr 19, 2022

Dried figs: rivers in Iran are drying up

AYDIN/TEHRAN. The Turkish fig farmers are still in good spirits for this year's crop, but frost damage cannot be ruled out in the coming days. In Iran, meanwhile, rivers are about to dry up this year; they are an important water supply for the main growing region of black figs.
Dried Fruit
Apr 19, 2022

Sultanas: hail hits the growing regions

MANISA/TEHRAN. In the growing regions around the city of Manisa, hailstorms have surprised the green-budding vines. Market players hope for a moderate level of damage.
Dried Fruit
Apr 14, 2022

Dates: Ramadan drives up prices

TEHRAN. Due to the Ramadan festivities, prices for Iranian dates have risen in recent weeks. Exports, meanwhile, are slightly down.
Dried Fruit
Apr 12, 2022

Dried figs: hope for rain in spring

AYDIN. So far, the weather conditions in the fig-growing areas are more favourable than last year and the producers are hoping for sufficient rainfall in spring. They are, however, concerned about the drastic drop in temperature.
Dried Fruit
Apr 12, 2022

Dried apricots: fear of night frost increases

MALATYA. After the apricot trees opened their blossoms due to the warm weather last week, growers are very worried due to possible night frosts. The probability of these occurring is high in the coming days.
Dried Fruit
Apr 12, 2022

Sultanas: risk of frost remains

MANISA. The danger of frost has not yet been completely banished, and it is expected to get colder again next week. In the meantime, experts have started to inspect the cultivation areas to get a first overview.
Dried Fruit
Apr 7, 2022

Prunes: significant decline in EU imports

SANTIAGO/BRUSSELS. Chile expects a significantly larger crop than in 2021 and remains the most important supplier for EU buyers. Meanwhile, the European Union's prune imports have declined sharply.
Dried Fruit
Apr 6, 2022

Dried apricots: flowering phase has begun

MALATYA. The warm weather has prompted the apricot trees to open their blossoms and the farmers hope to be spared further night frosts. The first cautious estimates of the new crop are making the rounds in the market.
Dried Fruit
Apr 6, 2022

Sultanas: yield losses confirmed in South Africa

MANISA/CAPE TOWN. The temperature rise in Turkey is slowly waking the vines from their winter dormancy. In South Africa, the drying phase is almost over, but the production result is much lower than expected.
Dried Fruit
Apr 6, 2022

Dried figs: growers are cautiously optimistic

AYDIN. After the cold temperatures in March, the weather conditions in the growing areas of Aydin are now favourable. If they continue throughout April, farmers expect a good crop in terms of quality and quantity.
Dried Fruit
Mar 31, 2022

Dried figs: shocking dependency on China

AYDIN/TEHRAN. While rumours over possible crop damages are circulating in the market, weather conditions are quite favourable in Aydin at present. Demand for dried figs from Turkey, however, ranges below expectations. Exports from Iran have, by contrast, surged by 20% in February. Yet, recent export figures show a shocking dependency on China.
Dried Fruit
Mar 29, 2022

Sultanas: flowering is about to start

MANISA. Turkish sultana producers have been busy protecting their vines from frost damage during the cold days. Now, milder temperatures are expected to allow the flowering phase to begin soon. Exports, meanwhile, are clearly stronger than this time last year.
Dried Fruit
Mar 29, 2022

Dried apricots: weather as a decisive factor

MALATYA. After snowfalls had delayed the flowering phase, the apricot blossoms should now open soon thanks to warmer temperatures. As soon as this happens, market players can expect the first cautious crop estimates.
Dried Fruit
Mar 24, 2022

Dried apricots: top 3 producers increase production

REUS/MALATYA. As reported by the INC, the three main producing countries for dried apricots were able to achieve production increases this season. Turkish exports are currently almost as high as last year.
Dried Fruit
Mar 24, 2022

Raisins: market on edge

TEHRAN. Although Iran’s raisin exports increased in February over January, they did take a notable dip on last year. Exports even slumped by more than 50% in terms of volume on February 2021. The talks over a possible revival of the nuclear deal in Vienna are also impacting shipments and Iran’s dried fruit market is on edge.
Dried Fruit
Mar 23, 2022

Dried cranberries: massive drop in production

REUS/MADISON. The cranberry crop for this season is significantly smaller than in previous years and buyers are despairing of high prices and transport problems; the dried fruit is now considered a luxury product.
Dried Fruit
Mar 23, 2022

Dried figs: noticeable production decline in Turkey

AYDIN/REUS. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has published its latest report on global dried fig production. Overall, the result is said to be behind that of last year. Dried fig exports from Turkey also cannot keep up.
Dried Fruit
Mar 22, 2022

Sultanas: production deficits offset yield increase

REUS/MANISA. Even though important growing countries such as Turkey, China and the USA were able to increase their production of dried vineberries last year, global production declined. Turkey remains in first place and can further extend its export lead over the previous year.
Dried Fruit
Mar 22, 2022

Dates: Egypt increases production by 27%

REUS/CAIRO. At 140,000 mt, Egypt's date production in the 2021/22 season is a good 27% higher than last year. However, Saudi Arabia remains the undisputed number one.
Dried Fruit
Mar 21, 2022

Barberries: Iranian exports decline

TEHRAN. In January and February 2022, significantly fewer dried barberries were exported than in the corresponding months of 2021. This is mainly due to the low production, which is also not convincing with its quality.
Dried Fruit
Mar 18, 2022

Dates: dust storms disrupt pollination

BANDAR BUSHEHR. Pollination has started in Bushehr’s palm groves, where farmers harvest 174,000 mt of dates every year. While pollination normally continues until late March, things are different this year. Issue is that dust storms are causing problems.
Dried Fruit
Mar 16, 2022

Dried figs: Turkey records higher export values

AYDIN. Turkey was able to noticeably increase its turnover from dried fig exports last year. To further improve this value, the focus is currently on pest control.
Dried Fruit
Mar 15, 2022

Sultanas: cold has a firm grip on Turkey

MANISA. The cool temperatures and snowfalls of the past week do not pose a threat to sultana production. While demand remains subdued, exports are picking up again.
Dried Fruit
Mar 15, 2022

Dried apricots: snowfall delays flowering phase

MALATYA. The flowering period is postponed due to heavy snowfall and night frosts in the growing regions - producers see this as a positive sign. The weak Turkish lira is causing export prices to fall.