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Oilseeds
Nov 30, 2016

Flaxseed: Canada still under pressure

OTTAWA. The Flax Council of Canada had raised awareness in a report in mid-November concerning the bad weather in October, and the subsequent difficulties for Canadian flaxseed farmers.
Oilseeds
Nov 30, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Price plunge in 2017?

SOFIA. A look at the current price chart already hints at what is to be expected in the coming weeks on the sunflower seed market.
Oilseeds
Nov 29, 2016

Pumpkin seed kernels: For they know not what they should do

DALIAN. Now that the demand for Chinese pumpkin seed kernels is decreasing again, there is a fierce competition among the suppliers.
Oilseeds
Nov 29, 2016

Sesame seeds: Fear of a shortage spreading

NEW DELHI. As assumed for some time, Indian Oilseed and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC) is developing into an ever clearer picture, according to most recent reports.
Nuts
Nov 28, 2016

Hazelnuts: Processors are covering themselves

ORDU. It is only a few weeks now until the change of the year and a decision concerning intervention purchases is nowhere in sight, so far.
Oilseeds
Nov 28, 2016

Flaxseed: This is the price to pay

LODZ. Only -3 °C, or as they say in Kazakhstan: thaw. Temperatures were already at -30 °C this autumn. Although it is still too cold as that farmers could work on the remaining 17% acreage.
Nuts
Nov 25, 2016

Hazelnuts: Are the farmers in the right, after all?

ORDU. Quite a bit has happened on the Turkish hazelnut market since the beginning of the week. Must buyers hurry now?
Sugar
Nov 24, 2016

Sugar: Will the producer’s plan work out?

WARSAW. The sugar cartels in Germany may be standing trial for illegal price fixing in Germany at the moment, but compassion for them is misplaced. On the contrary.
Dried Fruit
Nov 24, 2016

Sultanas: Raw sultanas again more expensive

MANISA. Turkish sultana exporters are still delivering produce out of crop 2015 abroad until the end of the year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 24, 2016

Figs: Is there a threatening shortage?

AYDIN. On the Turkish market for dried figs, trading is mostly handled via contracts, spot inquiries are usually only a bonus.
Dried Fruit
Nov 24, 2016

Apricots: Big prices for large fruit

MALATYA. Depending on the initial price of the respective supplier, prices have developed diversely for Turkish dried apricots.
Grains
Nov 24, 2016

Barley: The EU loves barley from Bulgaria

SOFIA. Barely may be highly unpopular in Bulgaria, but the EU simply loves it.
Oilseeds
Nov 23, 2016

Pumpkin seed: Quiet after the storm?

DALIAN. The year 2016 is almost done and with that also the rush of inquiries that pleased Chinese pumpkin seed traders so in the last few weeks.
Oilseeds
Nov 22, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels are not without alternative

SOFIA. It looks as though the rainfall of the last few weeks in southern Bulgaria came too late, which is why market participants do not rule out that parts of the rapeseed cultivation areas are lost, and must be sowed anew.
Dried Fruit
Nov 22, 2016

Coconuts: Germany increases imports

MANILA. The price of coconut oil can be influenced by a good many external factors, among them the development of palm oil prices, as well as exchange rate fluctuations.
Nuts
Nov 22, 2016

Walnuts: USA on the road to success

SACRAMENTO. US exporters can mark a successful start of the season in their calendars for this year.
Oilseeds
Nov 21, 2016

Sesame seeds: Dangerous mixes

NEW DELHI. By now, the Indian government has increased withdrawal limits per day for farmers and registered traders from 4,000 rupees to 10,000 rupees (55 euro/138 euro).
Nuts
Nov 21, 2016

Hazelnut kernels: Rumours are bringing the market to a boil

ORDU. The Turkish hazelnut market was once again really stirred up.
Nuts
Nov 21, 2016

Hazelnuts: Traders are counting the days

ORDU. Hazelnut traders are pinning their hopes on the new year, when contracts are entered for the second part of the season.
Dried Fruit
Nov 18, 2016

Sultanas: Contract offers until end of 2017

MANISA. Several Turkish sultana suppliers are trying their hand at long-term customer retention, and are providing the opportunity of contracts ranging to the end of 2017.
Oilseeds
Nov 18, 2016

Flaxseed: The worst is over

WARSAW. Flaxseed buyers will have to say goodbye to the record low prices of the last weeks.
Oilseeds
Nov 18, 2016

Sunflower seed kernels: Is China back in the game?

SOFIA. Although prices for Eastern European sunflower seed kernels are at a level that is said to be acceptable for both traders and buyers, the suppliers are complaining.
Oilseeds
Nov 17, 2016

Flaxseed: Moisture posing a threat

OTTOWA. The weather in October upset flaxseed farmers’ plans, especially since they were in the midst of the harvest period.
Dried Fruit
Nov 17, 2016

Apricots: Russia likes little fruits

MALATYA. The current price development on the Turkish apricot market should be only temporary, traders report.
Spices
Nov 17, 2016

India: Desperate rescue attempts

GUJARAT. The cash crunch has caused considerable chaos in India with trade almost coming to a complete standstill. Now the government is desperately attempting to remedy the situation.
Dried Fruit
Nov 17, 2016

Figs: When to buy?

AYDIN. Turkish fig suppliers do their main business before the Christmas holidays, and that is still more than four weeks away.
Cocoa
Nov 17, 2016

Cocoa: Appearances are deceiving

LONDON. After a slow start into the new season, farmers have now increased the speed with which they deliver cocoa beans.
Nuts
Nov 16, 2016

Hazelnuts: Exporters threatened by trigger-happy farmers?

ORDU. According to reports, there are dramatic scenes taking place on the Turkish hazelnut market.
Oilseeds
Nov 16, 2016

Blue poppy seeds: Is panic about to strike?

PRAGUE. They have held out for a long time, but Czech blue poppy seed farmers are slowly getting restless.
Grains
Nov 16, 2016

Wheat: Inexplicable prices give rise to speculation

SOFIA. The current price development in Bulgaria has surprised market participants and given rise to speculations. Are illegal activities taking place?
Nuts
Nov 16, 2016

Almonds: Illegal price fixing in Bulgaria

SOFIA. The almond market in Bulgaria is confronted with serious problems. Market participants are despairing.
Nuts
Nov 16, 2016

Hazelnuts: Gloomy prospects

SOFIA. Acreage has continuously increased in Bulgaria over the last few years. In 2014 the market for instance witnessed an increase of more than 16 %. Nevertheless, the marketable crop still falls short of the rate at which acreage is growing.
Fruit and Vegetables
Nov 15, 2016

Onions: Russia is tapping into raw onions

Onions: Russia is tapping into raw onions
Nuts
Nov 15, 2016

Walnuts: A rubbish crop

SOFIA. The unfavourable weather in Bulgaria has caused considerable crop damages. Now the growers have to sort through the mess.
Oilseeds
Nov 15, 2016

Rapeseed: The crop is literary sold out

SOFIA. Production in Bulgaria has increased significantly. It seems as if demand could hardly be higher. But why is this the case?
Grains
Nov 15, 2016

Barley: Reluctant farmers

SOFIA. The barley market in Bulgaria is facing a crisis as the crop is becoming increasingly unpopular.
Oilseeds
Nov 15, 2016

Pumpkin seed kernels: Risk-taking willingness of exporters

DALIAN. Chinese buyers are still delighted at the good demand for pumpkin seed kernels, which left a lot to be desired in the last months.
Oilseeds
Nov 15, 2016

Sesame seeds: India plunges into chaos

NEW DELHI. The conversion of notes in India has caused a greater chaos on the market than previously expected.
Grains
Nov 14, 2016

Corn: Too good to be true?

SOFIA. Corn from Bulgaria is becoming increasingly popular, especially in Europe. But the farmers are starting to voice concerns. Will Bulgaria be able to continue its success story or is disaster about to strike?
Grains
Nov 14, 2016

Wheat: No need to worry?

SOFIA. Sowing in Bulgaria has so far failed to keep up with last year. But market participants are nevertheless confident. Is there a need to worry?
Nuts
Nov 14, 2016

Almonds: Will prices continue to fall?

SACRAMENTO. A successful season lies ahead of Californian almond suppliers. How do buyers profit from it?
Oilseeds
Nov 11, 2016

Flaxseed: Haloxyfop contamination is a risk

WARSAW. The onset of winter is not only a problem in Canada, but also in Kazakhstan, where farmers are faced with enormous problems.
Oilseeds
Nov 11, 2016

Sesame seeds: Must India fear?

NEW DELHI. For Indian sesame seed suppliers, the further development of the season could not possibly be more uncertain.
Spices
Nov 11, 2016

India: A country governed by chaos?

GUJARAT. Trade has almost come to a complete standstill and concerns are being voiced that there will be a run on the banks, which will lead to ultimate chaos.
Dried Fruit
Nov 10, 2016

Apricots: Not even a month left

MALATYA. The farmers’ wish for support from the government is the common thread running through the entire dried fruit market.
Dried Fruit
Nov 10, 2016

Figs: Deadline in sight

AYDIN. Only a few more weeks until Christmas. That leaves Turkish fig suppliers with only little room for exports anymore.
Grains
Nov 10, 2016

Barley: Stunning figures in Bulgaria

SOFIA. Barley may not be as widely spread as wheat throughout Bulgaria. And its arable land does not increase at the same rate as other crops. But the market is in for a surprise this year.
Dried Fruit
Nov 10, 2016

Sultanas: Buyers will not be deterred

MANISA. Turkish sultana producers had been betting on selling larger amounts of sultanas to the government, who would then distribute them to schools.