Growers in Aydin are delighted with the rain that has finally arrived as any concerns over drought have been alleviated for now at least. Exports are also running at full speed. As Ramadan will start on 23 March demand is up in the Middle East. Traders reckon that demand will remain high in the next two weeks before returning to more normal levels again. At 1,388 mt weekly exports have more than doubled on the 610 mt registered last year. Total exports for the season are also up on last year and have reached 41,827 mt.