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Prunes: sharp rise in prices for shipments from Chile

September 7, 2021 10:38 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. Exporters in Chile are demadning record high prices for this year's crop. Supplies are running low in Europe for prunes. Demand has risen in Germany.

Record high prices for remaining stocks

Adverse weather conditions have impacted production in Chile this year. The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council estimates production as low as 35,000 mt. This has prompted export prices to skyrocket for remaining inventories. Supplies are also running low in Europe, where surcharges are high. Prices have risen by EUR 0.70/kg in recent weeks. Pitted prunes, 30/40, from Chile are trading at EUR 4.90/kg FCA Spain. 

Attention is now shifting towards the US, where production was estimated at 68,000 mt in June. Ne

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