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Oilseeds
Jun 19, 2024

Sunflower seeds: promising developments in Bulgaria

SOFIA/KYIV. Market players are focussing on the new crop. However, traders remains cautious in the hope of price reductions.
Oilseeds
Jun 19, 2024

Flaxseed: Russia to harvest 1.27 million mt

ASTANA/MOSCOW. Experts are confident that the flaxseed crops in Kazakhstan and Russia will exceed last year's level. China is increasingly turning into Kazakhstan's most important trading partner.
Nuts
Jun 19, 2024

Macadamias: the situation is improving

NAIROBI/CAPE TOWN. After macadamia prices reached an all-time low in 2023, market players are more optimistic for the coming season. Global demand is rising steadily, which should also stabilise prices.
Oilseeds
Jun 18, 2024

Mustard seeds: flea bugs damage Canadian crop

OTTAWA/KYIV. Experts are expecting a decline in acreage in Canada. However, favourable weather conditions have benefited yields so far, but there are also reports of damage caused by flea bugs.
Nuts
Jun 18, 2024

Cashews: processors struggle with RCN shortage

HANOI/NEW DELHI. The short supply of raw cashew nuts poses major challenges for Vietnamese processors and exporters. Meanwhile, Germany's imports are remaining at roughly the same level as last year.
Nuts
Jun 18, 2024

Hazelnuts: buyers shun offers

ORDU. With Ferrero and the TMO eyeing up the new crop the normal dynamics of supply and demand have reappeared for hazelnuts for now at least. News from the orchards has prompted the estimates for the new crop to be revised.
Pulses
Jun 17, 2024

Chickpeas: price increases are unlikely

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Due to the high production and the large quantity available, it is unlikely that Indian chickpea prices will rise significantly in the coming months. Sowing for the new crop is underway in Canada.
Nuts
Jun 17, 2024

Peanuts: significant crop decline in Brazil

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. The Brazilian peanut crop is significantly lower this season than in the last two years. This in turn plays into the hands of Argentinian exporters. In India, sowing for the new crop is about to start.
Nuts
Jun 17, 2024

Pistachios: China to boost demand

FRESNO/TEHRAN. US exports have experienced a 67% surge for pistachios. Chinese New Year should boost demand in autumn. Drought is a big problem in Iran.
AUDITOR Issues
Jun 14, 2024

The AUDITOR Issue 19/2024

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Grains
Jun 14, 2024

Grains and oilseeds: USDA refuses to comply with expectations

BRUSSELS. Few surprises were in store for wheat in the recent WASDE report. With regards to corn and soybeans the report, however, failed to comply with expectations. Production will range lower for rapeseed.
Spices
Jun 14, 2024

Spice market update: coriander seeds will be more expensive

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
Jun 13, 2024

Sesame seeds: crop in Gujarat falls short of expectations

NEW DELHI/MAPUTO. According to current estimates, the sesame seed crop in the Indian state of Gujarat will not be able to fulfil previous expectations. Meanwhile, market players are expecting high exports from Mozambique.
Oilseeds
Jun 12, 2024

Sunflower seeds: smaller crop in Russia

SOFIA/KYIV. In Ukraine the area sown with sunflower seeds has fallen short of initial expectations. Declines are anticipated in Russia and Coceral has issued revised EU crop estimates.
Nuts
Jun 12, 2024

Almonds: supply speculations

SACRAMENTO. May was another strong month for US almonds. Demand is particularly strong in India. Question is how well supply and demand will remain balanced.
Oils
Jun 12, 2024

Olive oil: record production despite export restrictions

IZMIR. Turkey is reckoning with a record olive oil production this year. Liftings of the current export ban could pave the way for a successful export season.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jun 11, 2024

Pulses: Turkey relies on high imports

ANKARA. Turkey has set a new record for exports of cereals, pulses and oilseeds – but experts emphasise that this is only possible thanks to a large volume of imports.
Dried Fruit
Jun 11, 2024

Sultanas: damage still to be assessed

MANISA. Rain intermixed with hail may have caused quite a bit of damage in parts of Manisa last weekend and the situation is still being assessed. Price levels could range high for sultanas at the start of the new season.
Dried Fruit
Jun 11, 2024

Dried figs: growing regions under observation

AYDIN. Growers in Aydin are concerned about the emergence of the black fig fly and are taking appropriate measures. Trading activity remains low.
Dried Fruit
Jun 11, 2024

Dried apricots: yield estimates almost concluded

MALATYA. Next week, dried apricot trade in Turkey will largely come to a standstill due to the Eid al-Adha festival. After that, the majority of farmers are expected to start harvesting; conditions remain very favourable.
Nuts
Jun 11, 2024

Cashews: Côte d’Ivoire partially lifts export ban

YAMOUSSOUKRO/NEW DELHI. World leading producing country Côte d’Ivoire has partially lifted the export ban for raw cashew nuts (RCN). Cambodia has upped exports to Vietnam. India faces a mixed season.
Pulses
Jun 10, 2024

Chickpeas: supply exceeds demand

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Large production in India is currently meeting weak demand, so prices are receiving little support.
Nuts
Jun 10, 2024

Desiccated coconuts: overheated freight rates

BRUSSELS/MANILA. Freight rate speculations are still a hot topic for desiccated coconuts. Yet, this price bubble may burst. Demand is not quite up to scratch in Europe.
Nuts
Jun 10, 2024

Peanuts: China focusses on self-sufficiency

NEW DELHI/BEIJING. Everything about the situation in China currently indicates that the country wants to meet the demand for peanuts as far as possible from its own cultivation. This is also being felt on the Indian market.
AUDITOR Issues
Jun 7, 2024

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Spices
Jun 7, 2024

Spice market update: chilli exports support domestic 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
Jun 6, 2024

Flaxseed: higher duties on imports into the EU

BRUSSELS/OTTAWA. The gradual increase in import taxes on Russian flaxseed imports into the EU has been decided. The fact that they will not be fully adjusted immediately is causing disillusionment among Canadian traders.
Oilseeds
Jun 6, 2024

Sesame seeds: Brazil to harvest up to 140,000 mt

NEW DELHI/BRASÍLIA. Despite the successful participation in the current sesame seed tender from South Korea, the pressure on prices in the Indian market is high. The summer crop is gradually arriving on the trading markets.
Oilseeds
Jun 6, 2024

Sunflower seeds: corrected crop estimates for 2024/2025

SOFIA/DALIAN. The International Grains Council has adjusted its crop forecast for global sunflower seed production and the European Commission has also made some corrections in its latest report.
Grains
Jun 5, 2024

Millet: good prospects in China

DALIAN/KYIV. By the end of May, millet farmers in Ukraine had sown 75% of the planned acreage. Meanwhile, larger areas under cultivation and good growing conditions in China give hope for an increase in production.
Grains
Jun 5, 2024

Buckwheat: 22% of the Ukrainian acreage still to be sown

DALIAN/KYIV. In Ukraine, 22% of the area planted with buckwheat is still outstanding, with 124,800 ha planned in total. In China, market players expect sowing to be lower than initially assumed.
Fruit and Vegetables
Jun 5, 2024

Dried beans: different price trends

BEIJING. While prices for red kidney beans have skyrocketed in China, the situation is different for black kidney beans. Demand is slowly picking up on the mung bean market.
Oilseeds
Jun 4, 2024

Pumpkin seeds: sowing is complete

DALIAN. Pumpkin seed sowing has been completed in the Chinese growing regions and seed companies are reporting significant growth. High freight rates pose challenges for exporters.
Dried Fruit
Jun 4, 2024

Dried figs: new crop is too expensive

AYDIN. The pollination phase has begun in the fig-growing regions of Aydin. The first crop estimates are expected at the end of this month.
Dried Fruit
Jun 4, 2024

Sultanas: crop forecasts still realistic

MANISA. Favourable weather conditions make market players confident that the crop forecasts can be achieved. Nevertheless, buyers must expect a massive price increase for the new crop compared to last year.
Dried Fruit
Jun 4, 2024

Dried apricots: drastic price drops

MALATYA. The 2023/24 export season is virtually over and there is hardly any buying interest for the old crop, which is driving prices down significantly. The prospects for the new crop remain excellent.
Pulses
Jun 3, 2024

Chickpeas: delayed sowing in Canada

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. Rainfall in Canada has caused sowing to lag behind the average of recent years – this could even result in a smaller acreage. Meanwhile, prices in India continue to rise.
Nuts
Jun 3, 2024

Peanuts: good prospects for the Indian winter crop

NEW DELHI. In India, sowing for the winter crop is imminent and so far the forecasts are encouraging. There have been slight harvest delays in Argentina and the weather is playing a decisive role in all growing countries.
Nuts
Jun 3, 2024

Walnuts: weak finish to season

SANTIAGO. Chile witnessed a weak finish to the export season for walnuts. Strong demand in India supported shipments. Prospects are far from encouraging in 2024/2025.
Dried Fruit
Jun 3, 2024

Prunes: lower production anticipated

REUS/BRUSSELS. Global prune production will decline in nearly all leading producing countries in 2024/2025. EU imports have dipped to a three-year low this year.
Oilseeds
May 30, 2024

Sesame seeds: possible bumper crop in Pakistan

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD. High demand has prompted farmers to sow considerably more sesame seeds in Pakistan and a bumper crop is very well possible. In India, the hike in freight rates is giving rise to concerns.
Spices
May 30, 2024

Spice market update: cardamom prices still high

GUJARAT. Weekly monitoring with the latest market information from India on cumin, coriander and chilli, black pepper and cardamom as well as a price list for more than 70 products.
Spices
May 29, 2024

Ginger: record exports in Peru

LIMA. Peru's ginger exports surged to record highs in 2023 and the potential is very good for 2024. Crop losses are, however, driving up prices.
Nuts
May 29, 2024

Cashews: crop losses drive market

HANOI. Drought has reduced production in quite a few leading cashew producing countries. While RCN prices are on the rise, the situation is quite different in the export market.
Oilseeds
May 28, 2024

Blue poppy seeds: ideal conditions

CHRUDIM. Farmers are really happy with the weather conditions in the Czech Republic. The plants are doing very well and the quality and size of crop is expected to be good for blue poppy seeds.
Dried Fruit
May 28, 2024

Dried figs: farmers prepare for pollination

AYDIN. Pollination is about to start and first estimates for this year's fig crop will be issued at the end of June. The current crop is completely sold out.
Dried Fruit
May 28, 2024

Dried apricots: harvest about to start

MALATYA. Harvesting will start in mid-June for apricots in Turkey and the current export season might even be completed before Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice. Weather conditions are still favourable.
Dried Fruit
May 28, 2024

Sultanas: market a bit more normal

MANISA. After madness has prevailed for sultanas in Turkey in recent weeks, things have now improved a bit.