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Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2022

Dried figs: high losses due to humidity

AYDIN. In the Turkish growing regions, the fig harvest continues to progress. While the growers have almost completed the work in the valleys, the mountain fig harvest is still in full swing. The fig farmers in Aydin are struggling with the highest moisture levels in recent years.
Oilseeds
Sep 14, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: prices are decreasing

DALIAN. The new crop is increasingly arriving on the markets and both commodity and export prices have declined. Freight rates also continue to decrease, much to the delight of Chinese suppliers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2022

Barberries: harvest has started

TEHRAN. Harvesting has now started in Iran. Barberry suppliers are, however, far from happy with exports.
Oilseeds
Sep 13, 2022

Flaxseed: Russia's area sown comes close to 2 million ha

NUR-SULTAN/MOSCOW. First impressions in Russia and Kazakhstan show that flaxseed production may be better than last year. Caution, however, prevails. The Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) has again lifted its estimates for sowing in Russia.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Sultanas: rain damage causes price differences

MANISA. Turkey's grape harvest is almost complete and the drying process is still in full swing. Unfortunately, however, the weather is not playing along as market players had expected.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Dried apricots: growers are desperate

MALATYA. Farmers in Turkey are unable to sell their recently harvested goods and are increasingly concerned about the current situation. They are hoping for help from the TMO, but it may come too late for some growers.
Spices
Sep 13, 2022

Saffron: prices surge by 125%

TEHRAN. Although Iran’s saffron exports declined sharply in July, this does not necessarily spell bad news for the industry.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2022

Dates: frustrating export season

TEHRAN. Harvesting is well underway in Iran, especially in Kerman Province, where more accurate production estimates have been issued. Exporting dates has, however, turned quite frustrating in recent months.
Nuts
Sep 12, 2022

Peanuts: high yields and good quality

NEW DELHI. Although the acreage in India is smaller this season, good yields make up for the deficit. At present, the new crop still has a high moisture content, yet the quality is generally reported to be good.
Pulses
Sep 12, 2022

Chickpeas: massive drop in production in Australia

NEW DELHI/CANBERRA. Chickpea production in Australia could be more than 40% lower this season, according to experts. In India, interesting developments are currently taking place in the chickpea market.
Nuts
Sep 12, 2022

Pecans: high risk in Europe

ATLANTA/VALENCIA. With China beating about the bush hopes are that U.S. pecan exports will bounce back in 2022/2023. Yet, the American Pecan Council is pursuing a highly risky marketing strategy in Europe. US farmers are getting ready to harvest early varieties.
AUDITOR Issues
Sep 9, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 33/2022

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Grains
Sep 9, 2022

Corn: EU supplies under threat

PARIS. EU corn imports have recently surged showing that the US Department of Agriculture’s forecast that the EU will step up imports to 19 million mt may very well ring true. Russia’s sharp criticism of the implementation of the grain export deal with Ukraine may, however, cut off the bloc from urgently needed supplies.
Nuts
Sep 9, 2022

Walnuts: heavy blow to production

SACRAMENTO. Frost and drought have dealt a heavy blow to California's walnut industry. This has prompted the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to revise production estimates downwards in September's Objective Measurement Report.
Spices
Sep 9, 2022

Spice market update: Guntur loses monopoly in chilli trade

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
Sep 8, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: demand remains subdued

CHRUDIM. In the Czech Republic, growers have completed the poppy seed harvest, but according to market players, demand still leaves much to be desired. The market is ruled by uncertainty.
Oilseeds
Sep 8, 2022

Sesame seeds: weather forecast causes headache

NEW DELHI. India's sesame seed crop should be available on the market in a few weeks. The outlook is still positive, but heavy rainfall is reported for the weekend.
Nuts
Sep 8, 2022

Almonds: harvest is in full swing

MADRID/SACRAMENTO. In Spain, the almond harvest is in full swing, but agricultural organisations are urging growers to hold back their goods. Meanwhile, there is dissatisfaction with the current prices.
Nuts
Sep 8, 2022

Hazelnuts: farmers shun Ferrero

ORDU. Ferrero has finally issued a bid. Prolonged rainfall has not only delayed the harvest but is also giving rise to concerns over quality. Autumn and winter will prove tough for Turkey’s hazelnut exporters.
Oilseeds
Sep 8, 2022

Sunflower seeds: higher costs due to small kernels

SOFIA/KYIV. The old season has now been completed in Bulgaria and the first deliveries from the 2022 crop have already been made. However, many buyers are holding back with enquiries.
Oilseeds
Sep 7, 2022

Pumpkin seeds: high farmgate prices for the new crop

DALIAN. Farmgate prices for new crop shine skins are on par with those for the old crop. The upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival is fuelling demand and much of the crop is still in the fields.
Dried Fruit
Sep 7, 2022

Dried figs: export season to start in October

AYDIN. The starting signal for the 2022/2023 export season of Turkish dried figs will be given in the first week of October. Meanwhile, market players are worried about the quality of the new crop.
Oilseeds
Sep 7, 2022

Flaxseed: tough negotiations

NUR-SULTAN. While the first new crop arrivals have been registered southern Kazakhstan, harvesting has not even started in other parts of the country. Flaxseed suppliers and traders agree that a high degree of uncertainty persists for the new season.
Dried Fruit
Sep 6, 2022

Dried apricots: producers confronted with soaring inflation

MALATYA. Turkey’s inflation has exceeded 80% for the first time in 24 years and much worse is in store for the country’s economy. This has dire consequences for dried apricot producers.
Dried Fruit
Sep 6, 2022

Sultanas: growers do not know where to turn

MANISA/TEHRAN. Confusion reigns in Turkey as growers have no idea where to turn to sell their raisins. To make matters worse last week’s rains exceeded expectations. Suppliers in Iran are far from satisfied with demand.
Nuts
Sep 5, 2022

Macadamias: harvest in Australia almost complete

CANBERRA. After the devastating storms and floods at the beginning of the year, the harvest in Australia is now almost complete. The quality is convincing and the growers are also satisfied with the crop quantity considering the difficult conditions.
Nuts
Sep 5, 2022

Peanuts: threatening export ban on peanut oil

NEW DELHI. Rumours of a possible export ban on Indian peanut oil have roiled the market and pushed up China's buying. Some traders, however, doubt whether the ban will ultimately take place.
Dried Fruit
Sep 5, 2022

Dried figs: busy buyer China

TEHRAN. Suppliers are happy that Iran’s monthly dried fig exports performed better than last year in July. The outlook for the new season is, however, far less encouraging.
Nuts
Sep 5, 2022

Pistachios: harvest starts early

DAMGHAN. Heat and other climatic conditions prompted the farmers in Damghan county in Iran’s Semnan province to start harvesting pistachios one week earlier. Traders reckon that production will decline sharply.
Pulses
Sep 5, 2022

Chickpeas: traders hope for demand to increase

NEW DELHI. The Indian organisation NAFED still owns most of the available commodities, but does not release them for sale due to low market prices. The arrival of the Tanzanian crop is likely to put additional pressure on sales.
AUDITOR Issues
Sep 2, 2022

The AUDITOR Issue 32/2022

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Oils
Sep 2, 2022

Oilseeds: food security issues

BRUSSELS. While lockdowns in China are slowing demand, some oilseed exports from Ukraine to the EU have picked up sharply since July. Much, however, remains to be done to improve exports from Ukraine, one idea that is being floated is a pipeline for vegetable oils.
Spices
Sep 2, 2022

Spice market update: disagreements on the turmeric 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
Sep 1, 2022

Sesame seeds: prices show long-awaited turnaround

NEW DELHI. Indian sesame seed traders had expected a rising price trend much earlier, but it was only in recent weeks that it actually took place. This week, too, sesame seed prices increased once again.
Oilseeds
Sep 1, 2022

Blue poppy seeds: yields cannot meet expectations

CHRUDIM. The Czech blue poppy seed market is still relatively quiet at the moment. Meanwhile, market players are concerned about farmers' reports on yields.
Nuts
Sep 1, 2022

Hazelnuts: Ferrero as joker

ORDU. While growers are still busy harvesting hazelnuts in Turkey, reports of rather strange quality issues are emerging. Not only are market prices far from attractive but cash is also not easy to obtain for exporters requiring supplies. Joker, however, is Ferrero.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Mustard seeds: mixed yields in North America

OTTAWA. According to market players, record acreages of mustard seeds have been planted in the USA this year. Despite mixed yields so far, Canadian traders therefore fear the partial loss of their export market.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Flaxseed: Canada is struggling

OTTAWA/MOSCOW. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has surprisingly lowered its forecast for 2022/2023 flaxseed prices. So far, the yield reports from Canada are rather sobering.
Fruit and Vegetables
Aug 31, 2022

Dried beans: prices for adzuki beans dropped massively

BEIJING. Prices for Chinese adzuki beans are currently declining sharply, and the situation is similar on the mung bean market. Meanwhile, the new crop of red kidney beans will soon be available.
Oilseeds
Aug 31, 2022

Sunflower seeds: harvest in Ukraine has started

KYIV/BEIJING. Reports from the growing regions already suggested it and the US Department of Agriculture had also already revised EU sunflower seed production downwards. In the current report of the European Commission, the production estimate was reduced again by 5.6% compared to last month.
Grains
Aug 31, 2022

Millet: new crop from China

BEIJING. New millet from Inner Mongolia should be available on the market from the beginning of September. Meanwhile, the price trend in recent weeks has been downward.
Grains
Aug 30, 2022

Buckwheat: new crop is delayed

BEIJING. The late sowing in parts of China means that the new crop will not be available on the market until mid-September in some cases.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dried apricots: weak start to exports

MALATYA. New crop exports are off to a weaker start than exporters had hoped - the president of the Malatya Commodity Exchange provides an explanation. Commodity prices for small varieties continue to decline slightly.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dried figs: Tariş issues offers

AYDIN. Last week's rains have impacted the quality of the figs and supplies in export quality are expected to be more limited.
Spices
Aug 30, 2022

Saffron: buyers to be less lucky

TEHRAN. Although last year’s saffron production declined sharply in Iran, traders reckon that the price increase has been surprisingly modest this season so far. Buyers may, however, be less lucky next season, especially since production is set to decline further.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Sultanas: heavy rainfall during the drying phase

MANISA. The price of sultanas recently announced by the Turkish President does not reflect actual market prices. Meanwhile, heavy rainfalls caused chaos in the growing regions last week. More rain is reported for the coming days and growers are worried about their production.
Spices
Aug 30, 2022

Cumin: locust attacks generate drawback

TEHRAN. Favourable rain in winter prompted the area under green cumin cultivation to rise 3.5-fold in Iran’s Golestan province. Problem, however, is that Moroccan locusts are spreading rapidly in the region.
Dried Fruit
Aug 30, 2022

Dates: slump in exports to Kazakhstan

TEHRAN. Although Kazakhstan ranks among the top five export destinations for Iran’s dates, exports have slumped by 62% in the first six months of the year. Prices have also witnessed a surprising twist.