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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.
Nuts
May 27, 2024

Peanuts: US exporters to fill the gap

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. As crop declines are anticipated in Brazil US exporters are reckoning with improved demand for their peanuts. Hot weather is causing problems in India.
Nuts
May 27, 2024

Desiccated coconuts: 100 million new trees to revitalise industry

MANILA. In planting 100 million coconut trees the Philippine government aims to revitalise the industry. High freight rates present quite a challenge.
Nuts
May 27, 2024

Macadamias: twisted sales

CANBERRA/REUS. China and Hong Kong purchased a record volume exceeding 90,000 mt of in-shell macadamias in 2023. Strange sales patterns have emerged in South Africa, Australia and Kenya. Drought is an issue in Mexico and Guatemala. Global production estimates are upbeat for 2024.
Pulses
May 27, 2024

Chickpeas: surge in EU imports

NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS. EU chickpea imports surged in 2023, especially from Canada. Prices are still on the rise in India as farmers and traders are holding back.
Spices
May 24, 2024

Spice market news: good prospects for global cumin production

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.
Nuts
May 24, 2024

Almonds: prices are a disaster

MADRID. Exports have picked up for almonds in Spain. Crop estimates for 2024/2025 have emerged. Prices are a troublesome matter.
Nuts
May 23, 2024

Almonds: quality at stake due to extreme drought

MADRID/SACRAMENTO. Urgent calls for permission to treat organic crops with pesticides in areas affected by extreme drought in Spain contradict assertions that quality is more important than quantity for almonds. Pricing is also an issue in California, but for quite different reasons.
Oilseeds
May 23, 2024

Sesame seeds: Indian exporters are hopeful

NEW DELHI. After India was able to secure a large part of the positions in the last South Korean sesame seed tender, exporters have high hopes again this time. However, this would not support prices in the longer term.
Oilseeds
May 22, 2024

Sunflower seeds: EU increases imports from China by more than 20%

SOFIA/KYIV. The dwindling commodity supplies are causing sunflower seed prices in Bulgaria to rise. In Ukraine, sowing is around 90% complete.
Oilseeds
May 22, 2024

Mustard seeds: opportunity for Canada

OTTAWA/MOSCOW. Canada's mustard seed crop is benefiting from favourable weather conditions. Exporters are also hoping for increased demand from the European Union.
Nuts
May 22, 2024

Peanuts: tense markets

NEW DELHI/BUENOS AIRES. India has started exporting the summer crop and international buyers can secure attractive offers here. In North and South America, the situation is partially very tense, which is mainly due to the shortage of goods.
Oilseeds
May 21, 2024

Pumpkin seeds: freight rates increase again

DALIAN. Prices on the Chinese pumpkin seed market continue to fall due to a lack of demand. Meanwhile, freight rates are soaring again.
Dried Fruit
May 21, 2024

Dried figs: hard work pays off

AYDIN. Problems concerning the Mediterranean fruit fly are more or less under control, yet the fig yards are still being monitored. Trouble is also that the trees urgently require some rain.
Nuts
May 21, 2024

Pecans: only small rise in production in 2024/2025

REUS. South Africa is boasting a 35% uprise in pecan kernel output for 2024/2025. Judging by the historical average US production will flatline. Brazil will experience a production decline.
Dried Fruit
May 21, 2024

Dried apricots: panic is spreading

MALATYA. The excellent prospects for the new crop are causing apricot prices to fall further, prompting growers to act with haste. The harvest of fresh apricots is due to start in mid-June.
Dried Fruit
May 21, 2024

Sultanas: EU increases imports from China by more than 350%

MANISA. The supply of goods on the Turkish sultana market is dwindling, and now the dried fruit exporters are also facing competition from the alcohol industry.
AUDITOR Issues
May 17, 2024

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Grains
May 17, 2024

Grains and oilseeds: Biden disappoints with refusal to issue tariffs

BRUSSELS. Frost will force Russian farmers to resow an extensive area with wheat. Brazil’s CONAB has issued a rather surprising production estimate for corn. US soy traders are taken aback by Biden’s refusal to impose tariffs on used cooking oil imports from China. The EU will need to import more rapeseed from Canada and Australia.
Spices
May 17, 2024

Spice market update: smaller black pepper crop

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
May 16, 2024

Flaxseed: larger acreage in Kazakhstan

ASTANA. Kazakh farmers are busy sowing this year's flaxseed crop. The plan is to expand the area compared to 2023. Kazakhstan's exports have declined significantly due to the disappointing 2023 crop.
Nuts
May 16, 2024

Almonds: uneasy speculations

SACRAMENTO/ISFAHAN. US almond shipments exceeded 2 billion pounds in April. The USDA subjective crop forecast is fuelling uneasy speculations. Almonds have come under fire in Iran.
Oilseeds
May 16, 2024

Sesame seeds: summer crop arrives

NEW DELHI/BRASÍLIA. Harvesting is underway in some parts of Gujarat and the first volumes have arrived. Farmers are busy sowing sesame seeds in Brazil.
Dried Fruit
May 16, 2024

Dates: Saudi Arabia remains top producer

REUS/TEHRAN. As the latest INC estimates show, Saudi Arabia will remain the most important producer of table dates in the 2024/25 season. Iran, meanwhile, has recorded a significant increase in exports.
Oilseeds
May 15, 2024

Sunflower seeds: global production reaches almost 55.5 million mt

SOFIA/KYIV. The US Department of Agriculture expects global sunflower seed production in 2024/2025 to be only 1% higher than in the previous season.
Nuts
May 15, 2024

Desiccated coconuts: heatwave exacerbates raw material shortage

MANILA. The extremely high temperatures in the Asian countries of origin are likely to exacerbate the commodity shortage for the 2025 crop. A similar scenario was already observed last year.
Nuts
May 15, 2024

Hazelnuts: market defies expectations

REUS/ORDU. Expectations over global production rising by 20% for hazelnuts in 2024/2025 have fuelled hopes that prices will fall. Yet, Turkey is confronted with other challenges at present, trouble is that the TMO may jump into action.
Nuts
May 15, 2024

Almonds: record exports in Australia

CANBERRA. Australia achieved record exports in the 2023/2024 season despite declining crop results. Meanwhile, the 2024 has been completed.
Dried Fruit
May 14, 2024

Dried figs: Turkey expects a 20% larger crop

AYDIN. Turkish dried fig farmers have to hurry to prepare their plantations for the coming season due to the warm temperatures. Global dried fig production is expected to increase by 9% in 2024.
Dried Fruit
May 14, 2024

Sultanas: yields still fail to recover

MANISA. The hailstorms on the first weekend of May are said to have caused damage to vines in some of Manisa's growing regions. Meanwhile, the current production estimates for the coming season were published during the International Nut and Dried Fruit Congress last week.
Dried Fruit
May 14, 2024

Dried apricots: first estimates for the 2024/25 season

MALATYA/REUS. The INC has published its first production estimates for the 2024/25 dried apricot season. Growers in Turkey are still very satisfied with current developments.
Nuts
May 14, 2024

Walnuts: a mixed bag

REUS/FOLSOM. Current production estimates presented at the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Congress in Vancouver display shifting dynamics for walnuts in 2024/2025. US shipments are very strong this season as the April report issued by the California Walnut Board shows.
Nuts
May 14, 2024

Cashews: Vietnam's exports keep growing

HANOI. Vietnam is the largest cashew exporter in the world, and the data for the first quarter of 2024 shows that there is still room for growth. Nevertheless, this market also has challenges to overcome.
Pulses
May 13, 2024

Chickpeas: price increases temporarily halted

NEW DELHI/OTTAWA. The prices of Indian chickpeas are currently stagnating and traders are trying to sell their old crop. In Canada, the market is remarkably calm.
Nuts
May 13, 2024

Peanuts: good crop prospects put pressure on prices

NEW DELHI/ATLANTA. As a very large crop is expected in India, price increases are rather unlikely in the coming weeks. In the USA, the weather phenomenon La Niña is causing concern among farmers.
Nuts
May 13, 2024

Almonds: upbeat forecast

SACRAMENTO. Production is set to bounce back to 3 billion pounds for almonds in California this year. The weather was great for pollination. Question is in how far this figure will hold in the objective estimate.
AUDITOR Issues
May 10, 2024

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Spices
May 10, 2024

Spice market update: turmeric farmers are concerned

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
May 8, 2024

Sunflower seeds: production expected to increase by 5%

SOFIA/KYIV. According to current estimates, EU sunflower seed production in 2024 is expected to increase by 5% compared to last year. In China, traders are selling their stocks at more favourable prices.
Oilseeds
May 8, 2024

Sesame seeds: smaller summer crop in 2024

NEW DELHI. Low demand and the imminent availability of the summer crop are preventing sesame seed prices from reaching a fixed level. A new tender is to provide support.
Fruit and Vegetables
May 8, 2024

Dried beans: stable market for red kidney beans

BEIJING. While prices for black kidney beans continue to fall due to weak demand, the situation is different for red kidney beans. Mung bean imports from Myanmar are declining.
Oils
May 7, 2024

Olive oil: massive slump in exports

IZMIR. In order to promote exports of olive oil in smaller packaging units, Turkey restricted exports of large containers last summer. The Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters Association (EZZİB) is taking stock of the situation.