Market updates on a whole range of dried fruit with up-to-date price trends
Dried Fruit
Nov 25, 2021

Dates: exporters stay cautious

TEHRAN. Iranian exporters are keeping a close eye on possible changes in the law that could even completely stop the export of agricultural products. They already had to deal with such problems in 2018.
Dried Fruit
Nov 24, 2021

Barberries: early harvest due to concern over frost

TEHRAN. High demand meeting low stocks is pushing barberry prices in Iran up by more than 15%. Farmers have opted for an early start to the harvest as upcoming frost concerns them.
Dried Fruit
Nov 23, 2021

Dried figs: production in Turkey declined by 12%

AYDIN/REUS. According to current INC estimates, Turkey is recording a production decline of a good 12% in the current season. Nevertheless, the country remains the undisputed leader in dried fig production.
Dried Fruit
Nov 23, 2021

Dried apricots: export prices reach “reasonable level“

MALATYA. The recent decisions of the Turkish Central Bank have had an impact on both commodity and export prices and as the latest INC data show, Turkey is still the most important producing country this season.
Dried Fruit
Nov 23, 2021

Sultanas: export prices decline due to weak exchange rate

MANISA/REUS. With the new cut in the key interest rate, the Turkish lira lost further in value, which is also reflected in the export prices for Turkish sultanas. Exporters are working at full speed to supply their foreign customers before the Christmas holidays. The INC expects global sultana production to increase by 3.3%.
Dried Fruit
Nov 18, 2021

Dried figs: 42,000 mt harvested in Fars Province

TEHRAN. Fars Province is Iran’s main production hub for figs. Summer rains and rot have, however, reduced this year’s production. Iran’s exports have, nevertheless, performed well in October. Shipments to China even account for as much as 81% of exports.
Dried Fruit
Nov 17, 2021

Raisins: farmers left to struggle in Iran

KHALILABAD. Although Khalilabad raisins are of much better quality than last year, this product is difficult to sell. Prices are simply too high. For farmers it is becoming increasingly difficult to sell at a good price, especially since prodcution has declined by as much as 50%.
Dried Fruit
Nov 17, 2021

Dried figs: price increases despite weak lira

AYDIN. The decline of the Turkish lira could not provide more favourable export prices in the dried fig market; on the contrary, they have even increased. Market players do not rule out that this trend will continue for the time being.
Dried Fruit
Nov 16, 2021

Dried apricots: price cuts let buyers breathe a sigh of relief

MALATYA. The devaluation of the Turkish lira has ensured that the reductions in export prices long hoped for by buyers have taken place. However, the future price development remains unclear for the time being due to the volatile Turkish financial market.
Dried Fruit
Nov 16, 2021

Sultanas: buyer expectations have not been met

MANISA. The Turkish lira was devalued again. However, the price reductions hoped for by the buyers did not take place. Instead, corrections were made in the other direction in anticipation of rising commodity prices.
Dried Fruit
Nov 11, 2021

Prunes: supplies are shrinking

SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. The supply of Chilean prunes is running low and stocks are also declining on the spot markets. Meanwhile, the NASS has published the latest trade data.
Dried Fruit
Nov 10, 2021

Dried figs: Tariş stocks up

AYDIN. The president of the Tariş Fig Union, Mustafa Bircan, announced the quantity the fig union plans to buy this season. In addition, the new purchase prices were set at a meeting of the Tariş management in Aydin.
Dried Fruit
Nov 9, 2021

Sultanas: pandemic has changed consumer habits

MANISA. After the recently reported slump, weekly sultana exports are back at an average level. Prices are also unchanged and should have reached their temporary low.
Dried Fruit
Nov 9, 2021

Dried apricots: price increases on hold for now

MALATYA. In contrast to previous weeks, the Turkish apricot market saw a decline in export prices. However, this is not only due to more stable commodity prices, but mainly to the foreign exchange markets.
Dried Fruit
Nov 9, 2021

Dates: exports more than 20% up

TEHRAN. Iran’s date exports are more than 20% up on last year. This boost is not only driven by highly competitive prices but also by vaccinations that have helped to improve the pandemic situation and transportation in many countries. Mazafati dates are the most popular variety by far.
Dried Fruit
Nov 3, 2021

Dates: new orchards ensure production increases

REUS/TEHRAN. Numerous new date orchards in the growing countries ensure that global production for the 2021/22 season will increase despite higher pest infestation. This is partly thanks to private investors.
Dried Fruit
Nov 3, 2021

Dried figs: yields are 10% up

ABARKUH. The farmers in Abarkuh county in Iran’s Yazd Province need to adapt to climate change fast. Reduced rainfall, water shortages and persistent drought have prompted arable lands to decline from 20,000 hectares to 15,800 hectares in recent years as the local agricultural organisation reports. For farmers it is essential to increase water efficiency. New irrigation methods and favourable weather conditions have helped growers to step up fig production this year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 2, 2021

Dried figs: prices increased as expected

AYDIN. The increases in export prices that market players had expected due to the strong exchange rate fluctuations and higher commodity prices have indeed taken place. However, this does not apply to all varieties.
Dried Fruit
Nov 2, 2021

Dried apricots: price increases become a habit

MALATYA. Due to a firmer lira and further increases in commodity prices, export prices for dried apricots have also increased - a situation to which exporters have meanwhile become accustomed.
Dried Fruit
Nov 2, 2021

Raisins: 30% hike in exports

TEHRAN. Iran shipped more than 62,000 mt of raisins overseas between the end of March and end of September. This is more than 30% up on the same period last year not only on terms of volume but also in terms of value. Supply is, however, an issue at present.
Dried Fruit
Nov 2, 2021

Sultanas: offers from China are not an alternative

MANISA. Demand in the Turkish sultana market is surprisingly weak for this time of year. Even the offers from China, despite cheaper prices, do not offer a significant alternative due to the high freight costs for shipments to Europe.
Nuts
Oct 28, 2021

Desiccated coconuts: edible oil market also challenges coconut traders

MANILA. Rising palm oil prices are also pushing up coconut oil, whose prices have almost doubled compared to last month. There is little hope for relief in the near future.
Dried Fruit
Oct 27, 2021

Dried cranberries: slight production increases expected

MADISON/OTTAWA. After the warm and humid weather in summer, there was an increased incidence of mould in the North American cranberry crops. As a result, the volume is lower than expected, but still higher than last year.
Dried Fruit
Oct 27, 2021

Sultanas: price reductions are unlikely

MANISA. Buyers are hoping for declining sultana prices due to the significant devaluation of the Turkish lira. However, market players disagree and even see a short-term price increase approaching. Exports are at a similar level as last year.
Dried Fruit
Oct 27, 2021

Dates: access to Russia is not so easy

BANDAR BUSHEHR. Annual date production ranges at 126,000 mt in Iran’s Bushehr Province. Although harvesting is well underway, the famers are concerned over sales. Russia is a particularly attractive destination for dates and suppliers are intent on ramping up sales here, which is not so easy.
Dried Fruit
Oct 26, 2021

Dried figs: export prices about to rise

AYDIN. Due to the higher farmgate prices and the increased production costs despite the devaluation of the Turkish lira, export prices should also increase soon. Turkish traders expect this to happen as early as next week.
Dried Fruit
Oct 26, 2021

Dried apricots: offers are quoted on a daily basis

MALATYA. As farmgate prices continue to rise and the situation on the Turkish dried apricot market is extremely volatile, traders' offers continue to be quoted on a daily basis and are subject to final approval. This situation could last for a while.
Dried Fruit
Oct 25, 2021

Barberries: high demand drives up export prices

TEHRAN. Significantly higher export demand than last year and the good quality of the goods are causing the prices for dried puffed barberries to rise significantly. For Anari barberries, the increase remains at a moderate level.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2021

Dried apricots: exporters are reluctant to make offers

MALATYA. Extremely volatile prices and persistent exchange rate fluctuations cause Turkish exporters to currently quote their prices on a daily basis. Despite the high prices, export demand is unbroken.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2021

Dried figs: raw materials of the new crop are becoming scarce

AYDIN. Due to good demand and high commodity prices, many Turkish farmers have already sold a large part of their new crop. Available goods in export quality are therefore becoming scarce.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2021

Raisins: 30% decline in production anticipated

KHONDAB. Annual grape production ranges at 4 million mt in Iran. The export of grapes and related products generates an income of USD 30 million every year. Growers are, meanwhile, busy turning grapes into raisins in the Markazi Province, drought and frost have, however, taken their toll on this year’s production.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2021

Dried figs: China is top export destination

TEHRAN. China is by far the most important export destination for Iran’s dried figs. Traders state that as much as 90% of the volumes shipped are destined for East Asia. The possible revival of the nuclear deal coupled with hopes of the lifting of the US sanctions on Iran have also impacted prices.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2021

Sultanas: official estimates still to be issued

MANISA. The anticiapted price rise for organic sultanas has so far failed to materialise in Turkey. Due to the Anuga trading was largely subdued last week. The market is still waiting for official production estimates to be issued.
Dried Fruit
Oct 18, 2021

Prunes: hardly any Chilean goods left

SANTIAGO. Buyers' fears have come true and prices for prunes, both from Chile and the USA, have continued to rise. This is due to the prospect of low crops and the already prevailing shortage of goods.
Dried Fruit
Oct 13, 2021

Dried figs: export season off to a good start

AYDIN. Exporters can be very satisfied with the start of the new export season. While commodity prices are rising, the latest devaluation of the Turkish lira is preventing high export prices.
Dried Fruit
Oct 12, 2021

Sultanas: export prices reach temporary low

MANISA. Unlike the Turkish dried apricot market, the sultana market is much calmer. Exports can nevertheless maintain their lead over last year.
Dried Fruit
Oct 12, 2021

Dried apricots: no end to the price rally

MALATYA. Week after week, Turkish market players expect apricot prices to have peaked - and are wrong again this time. Suppliers are increasingly getting into trouble as a result.
Dried Fruit
Oct 11, 2021

Dates: export demand causes prices to rise

ZAHEDAN. In the Sistan and Baluchestan province, which is Iran's second largest date producer after Bushehr, the harvest is in full swing. Increased export demand is driving prices up.
Dried Fruit
Oct 5, 2021

Dried figs: hike in exports

TEHRAN. Iran’s dried fig exports more than doubled on last year between March and August. In Khafr county in Fars Province monthly exports were even 322% up on August on last year. Harvesting is well underway here.
Dried Fruit
Oct 5, 2021

Raisins: farmers tricked to buy counterfeits

MALEKAN. Frost, hail and drought occurring in recent months have smashed all hopes of a good production in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province this year. While initial production estimates for grapes exceeded 305,000 mt, they have now been slashed to 180,000 mt. Around 85% of the grapes produced here are processed into California and sultana raisins. Counterfeit pesticides are also a problem.
Nuts
Oct 5, 2021

Desiccated coconuts: goods are scarce and expensive

MANILA. Even though the situation is no longer as tense as it was at the beginning of the year, coconut producers and traders are still struggling with major difficulties. Possible price reductions are thus a long way off.
Dried Fruit
Oct 4, 2021

Dried figs: exports of the new crop start this week

AYDIN. The new dried fig season has begun and the first exports from the new crop are due to take place this week. The suppliers are correspondingly busy.
Dried Fruit
Oct 4, 2021

Dried apricots: prices reach all-time high

MALATYA. Farmgate prices in Turkey have continued to rise, leaving farmers cheering but also amazed. Nevertheless, export demand remains unbroken.
Dried Fruit
Oct 4, 2021

Sultanas: market prices not attractive for sellers

MANISA. Starting next weekend, the Anuga food fair will be held in Cologne in Germany. Many dried fruit exporters from Turkey will also be there to capture the sentiments of the buyers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2021

Dried figs: lower key interest rate keeps export prices stable

AYDIN. While the farmgate prices for Turkish dried figs continue to rise, this is not noticeable in the export prices. The reason for this is the measures introduced by the Turkish central bank at the end of last week.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2021

Prunes: alternatives are scarce

SANTIAGO/SACRAMENTO. The international prune market is in trouble. The disappointing production result in Chile can only be compensated to a limited extent due to high prices for other dried fruit.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2021

Dried apricots: artificial shortage drives prices up

MALATYA. According to reports from Turkey, the price increases continue - this applies to both commodity and export prices, for which there are now some offers again. Meanwhile, a few wholesalers are creating artificial shortages that are preventing price reductions.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2021

Sultanas: organic growers reluctant to sell

MANISA. While Tariş is stil remarkably quiet about when it intends to start buying sultanas and raisins, growers are happy to sell to the TMO. Around 6,500 growers have reportedly booked an appointment at one of the eleven purchasing points of the state-run organisation. Organic growers are holding back supplies in vain.