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Prunes: supplies are expected to remain limited

March 8, 2022 12:52 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SANTIAGO/SACRAMENTO. Chile's prune production could be lower this year due to high demand for fresh fruit. Supply could therefore remain limited. Meanwhile, Germany imported around 40% fewer prunes from Chile in 2021 than the year before.

Prices maintain high level

Due to the disappointing production result in spring 2021, the season for prunes in Chile is starting with hardly any carry-over stocks. After all, the marketable crop is said to be around 20% higher this year, but at the same time the experts at Catz report that demand from the Asian region for fresh plums is unusually high. A return to the "usual" price level is therefore not to be expected for the time being. In addition to the lower availability, scarce logistical capacities and high freight costs are further reasons for the

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