Raisins: traders contradict INC estimates
TEHRAN. Raisins account for a considerable share in Iran’s agricultural exports. Despite all the setbacks witnessed this year, market players are confident that overseas shipments will rise. The market is, however, confronted with quality issues and traders oppose the official production estimates of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council.
Sultanas: adverse weather conditions
MANISA. Market players report that the weather in Turkey is so erratic that precise forecasts are next to impossible. Although temperatures have finally cooled down in Manisa, they still remain above 31C. Local rains and hailstorms have, in addition, caused massive damages in some places.