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Nuts
Nov 7, 2016

Almonds: Gold-rush atmosphere in Bulgaria

SOFIA. Bulgaria may not rank among the world’s top producers, but the local almonds prices are surprisingly high.
Oilseeds
Nov 4, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Is running after bargains worth it?

SOFIA. After last week’s scare, it is time to breathe easy because the bargain hunters are about. Is bargain hunting really worth it, or are traders only advertising on their own behalf?
Oilseeds
Nov 4, 2016

Sesame seeds: The competition does not rest

ASUNCIÓN/NEW DELHI. While the mood in India after the Diwali festivities for the largest part resembles something like a hangover, traders in South America are breaking out the champagne.
Oilseeds
Nov 4, 2016

Pumpkin seed kernels: Panic sales lead to short-term price declines

DALIAN. In a desperate attempt to get rid of their merchandise, some traders have sold at unbelievably low prices. Even these smallest of quantities sufficed to throw the market into a panic.
Nuts
Nov 4, 2016

Walnuts: Disaster has struck

SOFIA. The harvest this year has turned out to be a disaster, somewhat similar to that of 2014, with a few remarkable exceptions here and there. But the situation has got even worse now.
Oilseeds
Nov 2, 2016

Flaxseed: In a state of frost

WARSAW. Ice and snow brought the flaxseed harvest in Canada to a halt.
Dried Fruit
Nov 2, 2016

Sultanas: A threat of total disaster?

MANISA. Actually, the chlorpyrifos issue should long be off the table by now. Still, the traders in Turkey are very concerned.
Nuts
Nov 1, 2016

Hazelnut kernels: A dramatic race to catch up

ORDU. Where exports are concerned, Turkey has had a very poor start into the season. It is even rumoured by some market participants that it is the worst in the last 25 years.
Nuts
Nov 1, 2016

Organic hazelnuts: Neglect and abuse

SOFIA. Neglect and abuse are posing enormous problems in Bulgaria. Although market participants may be disappointed, there still are high expectations.
Spices
Nov 1, 2016

Chili: China causing a stir

HONGKONG. Elation and confidence are determining the current market situation for chili. There are, however, serious concerns.
Spices
Nov 1, 2016

Garlic: Incredibly hot market position

HONGKONG. Traders are currently asking absolutely outrageous prices. How shamelessly high will they become yet?
Spices
Oct 31, 2016

Coriander: Are we facing a price erosion?

RAJASTHAN. Optimism and confidence are determining the market development in India currently. In light of the impending crop 2017, Indian traders see their big break.
Nuts
Oct 31, 2016

Almonds: Import and export, Germany and EU

FRANKFURT. For more than 4,000 years, almond trees have been cultivated by humans. While its origin is probably in South Western Asia, the main cultivation areas are in the US state of California, the Mediterranean region, Pakistan, and in Iran.
Dried Fruit
Oct 28, 2016

Apricots: Who will last longer?

MALATYA. Many had hoped to gain important impulses from the SIAL. Now, disappointment spreads, instead.
Nuts
Oct 28, 2016

Hazelnut kernels: Are rumours disappearing into thin air?

ORDU. It is said that truth is in the eyes of the beholder. Complaints have been cropping up increasingly in Turkey.
Dried Fruit
Oct 28, 2016

Sultanas: Opacity as weapon

MANISA. Prior to the SIAL, many Turkish exporters had high hopes of making a big deal. In the meantime, they have returned back home, and are confronted with a rather sobering situation.
Oilseeds
Oct 28, 2016

Are sesame seeds following the general trend?

NEW DELHI. Currently, the Indian markets have been paralysed by the Diwali New Year’s festivities. However, the competition does not sleep.
Oilseeds
Oct 28, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Price situation worse than feared

SOFIA. Market participants are stunned. Eastern Europe is realising its worst nightmares.
Oilseeds
Oct 25, 2016

Pumpkin seed kernels: Illegal price fixing

DALIAN. Pumpkin seed kernel exporters expected to turn the SIAL into a roaring sales festivity. All hope was suddenly destroyed at the fair, however.
Nuts
Oct 25, 2016

Walnuts: Disaster is about to strike

SOFIA. Bulgarian walnuts tend to be of particularly high quality. This year’s hopes have, however, been shattered since the crop is proving to be a disaster.
Nuts
Oct 25, 2016

Almonds: A difficult year ahead

SOFIA. The current crops have been long collected, and local farmers have already set the price. Yet, there is an air of uneasiness around them, troubling them and making them anxious.
Nuts
Oct 25, 2016

Pistachios: Vague prospects

TEHERAN. The market for pistachio kernels is waiting for reliable information from Iran.
Dried Fruit
Oct 21, 2016

Figs: The truth will prevail

AYDIN. The market for Turkish dried figs has relaxed in the meantime, after some traders had tried to push up prices with hysterical reports previously.
Oilseeds
Oct 20, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Ukraine undercuts all

KIEW. While Bulgarian sunflower seed kernel suppliers are having prices increase, traders from Ukraine are going in a different direction.
Nuts
Oct 20, 2016

Hazelnuts: Bulgarian farmers are speculating

SOFIA. Although the year has been generally weak for all nut crops because of unfavourable weather conditions in early spring, local farmers of hazelnuts fared better than their walnut counterparts.
Nuts
Oct 20, 2016

Walnuts: Bulgarian catastrophe confirmed!

SOFIA. Harvest 2016/17 has already been collected. Farmers have noticed unprecedented loss in quantity, with some minor exceptions for a few regions.
Grain Products
Oct 20, 2016

Wheat and flour prices: Germany profits

FRANKFURT. Daily up to date information on the wheat and flour market in Germany. Please click on Read more to view the full article.
Oilseeds
Oct 20, 2016

Bakery seed prices: Poppy seed traders are anxious

FRANKFURT. Daily up to date information on sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and blue poppy seeds. Please click on Read more to view the full article.
Oilseeds
Oct 20, 2016

Sesame seed drama Part 2

NEW DELHI. While the potential elimination of China as buyer of Indian sesame seeds resulted in lower prices just recently, some traders are trying to counteract the price decrease, more or less believably.
Dried Fruit
Oct 20, 2016

Apricots: The rouble is rolling in

MALATYA. Exporters of Turkish dried apricots are putting their money on Russia, although exports were kind of sobering in the first few weeks.
Dried Fruit
Oct 19, 2016

Sultanas: To buy, or not to buy. Merely a recommendation!

MANISA. It is very quiet on the Turkish dried fruit market this week because of the SIAL. A good time to have a closer look at the export figures of the last few weeks.
Spices
Oct 19, 2016

Prices for spices: Adding fuel to the fire

GUJARAT. Daily up to date information on a variety of spices in India, including mustard, fenugreek, coriander, turmeric, cumin and many more products. Please click on Read more to view the full article.
Oilseeds
Oct 19, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Before the price shock

SOFIA. The last week passed very well in several respects for the Bulgarian farmers, whereas the situation is not as optimal for the buyers.
Oilseeds
Oct 19, 2016

Blue poppy seeds: Traders are stoking rumours

PRAGUE. And still, it will take a little more than the sale of their blue poppy seeds to break through the Czech farmers’ reserve.
Spices
Oct 19, 2016

Ginger: Price is shattered by greed

NEW DELHI. Since the beginning of October 2016, there is a stabilisation at a low level to be felt, after the price for ginger products had dropped for nine months straight.
Oilseeds
Oct 19, 2016

Flaxseed: Long waiting periods for organic flaxseed

WARSAW. Yawning boredom has taken hold of the conventional flaxseed market, but things are really taking off on the organic sector.
Oilseeds
Oct 18, 2016

India is skidding into the sesame seed disaster

DALIAN. News from China could not possibly be worse. At least for the Indian exporters. Is there an impending collapse?
Nuts
Oct 17, 2016

Hazelnut kernels: Is Ferrero manipulating the market?

ORDU. In its position, it is easy for the market giant to influence the Turkish hazelnut market.
Nuts
Oct 17, 2016

Walnuts: Market participants agree

SOFIA. If buyers of Bulgarian grown walnuts dare imagine that season 2016-2017 is already as strong as that of 2015-2016, they better continue reading.
Spices
Oct 14, 2016

India: The two sides of the same coin

GUJARAT. After three consecutive festivals the market is slowly wakening up to the facts created by the weather. Although rain has benefitted the Rabi crops, especially cumin, it has also caused great concerns.
Oilseeds
Oct 14, 2016

Sesame seeds: The crop is gaining momentum

NEW DELHI. The first volumes of sesame seeds out of the new crop are slowly trickling onto the market, and the traders are divided by disagreement.