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Prunes: alternatives are scarce

September 28, 2021 3:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SANTIAGO/SACRAMENTO. The international prune market is in trouble. The disappointing production result in Chile can only be compensated to a limited extent due to high prices for other dried fruit.

The trend is upwards

Chilean prunes have become even more expensive in the last two weeks and pitted prunes, 30/40 are now at a level of EUR 4.95/kg FCA Spain in the European spot market. At origin, the last available stocks from this year's crop have already almost reached the price level of US prunes.

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council had estimated global prune production at 185,000 mt in 2021/2022, but Chile's new crop will not be available for more than half a year. It will hardly be possible to make up for the deficit caused by crop losses t

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