April 8, 2021 11:55 AM
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Dried fruit

Dates: consumer demand bounces back

TEHRAN/MADRID. Date exports from Iran have not only recovered from last year’s coronavirus shock but also range well above average. Initial fears that unprocessed products may transmit the virus have been dismissed and traders report that consumer confidence has certainly returned. By contrast, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), however, states that the market is bearish.


This report contains 
- a short market update on Iran
- INC production estimates (2019/2020 vs 2020/2021)
- the latest prices in Iran
price charts

 

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Dates: pest is spreading rapidly
BUSHEHR. With more than 5.5 million palm trees Bushehr Province accounts for around 13% of Iran’s date production. Cultivating dates, however, hardly pays for the farmers. Not only are labour costs on the rise but they are also confronted with many challenges as sales are difficult, water tends to be in short supply and pesticides and fertilizers are lacking. To make matters worse, the two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychidae urticae) is spreading rapidly in the orchards this year. Farmers are highly concerned that production will be heavily damaged in terms of quantity and quality.
6/17/21
Dried apricots: curious shift in prices
MALATYA. As raw dried apricot supplies are nearly sold out prices have taken a rather curious turn in the export market. Turkey is still to issue official production estimates and speculations are rife as to when this will happen. Harvesting has, meanwhile, started.
6/15/21
Sultanas: buyers demand lower prices
MANISA. Traders in Turkey report that overseas buyers demand lower sultana prices - without success so far. The TMO's intentions remain unclear with rumours running wild. Although exports have picked up in recent weeks, the total volumes exported this season so far still fall well short on last year.
6/15/21
Dried figs: rain to prevent drought
AYDIN. Rain has finally been forecast in Aydin, which will certainly benefit the fig trees after weeks of extremely dry weather conditions. Farmers now hope that this will prevent a drought, which would be extremely damaging to production. Prices have, in addition, shifted.
6/15/21
Dried figs: prices are simply too high
TEHRAN. After disaster struck last year when the pandemic brought trading to a near standstill dried fig exports have bounced back in Iran. Traders are, however, not quite satisfied. Issue is that prices are simply too high. The Ministry of Agriculture has also issued new production data.
6/11/21
Raisins: exports more than double
TEHRAN. Iran exported 14,376 mt of raisins between 20 March and 20 April, meaning that the volumes shipped have more than doubled on April 2020 when the pandemic first struck. Traders report that international demand has certainly bounced back. With exports kicking in the market is now, however, confronted with another challenge.
6/10/21
Prunes: supply bottlenecks seem inevitable
SANTIAGO. As the crops in the main growing countries are all smaller than hoped for this season, traders are desperately looking for alternative options. However, these come at a high price.
6/9/21
Dried figs: encouraging export figures
AYDIN. Total exports since the beginning of the season have now almost reached the level of last year. However, the situation becomes difficult for traders as there are hardly any goods from the old crop available and it is still too early to provide information on the new crop.
6/8/21
Dried apricots: prices increase significantly
MALATYA. As there are almost no more goods available on the market, the prices for Turkish dried apricots are rising noticeably. In the meantime, the sale of the first fresh apricots of the new crop has started.
6/8/21
Sultanas: TMO intervention remains uncertain
MANISA. Sultana traders in Turkey will be forced to adapt to the market situation sooner rather than later. Issue is that production prospects are highly encouraging and that the state still holds large carry-over stocks. The market can at best speculate on when exactly the TMO will intervene.
6/8/21
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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Dates
Country
Start of harvest
Pakistan
7/1/21
United Arab Emirates
7/1/21
Oman
7/1/21
Turkey
7/15/21
Saudi Arabia
7/15/21
Iraq
7/20/21
Iran
8/15/21
Egypt
8/15/21
Algeria
9/1/21
Tunisia
9/1/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Dates
Country
Year
Crop size
Egypt
2019
1,603,762 mt
Saudi Arabia
2019
1,539,756 mt
Iran
2019
1,307,908 mt
Algeria
2019
1,136,025 mt
Iraq
2019
639,315 mt
Pakistan
2019
483,071 mt
Sudan
2019
438,700 mt
Oman
2019
372,572 mt
United Arab Emirates
2019
323,478 mt
Tunisia
2019
288,700 mt
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