In addition, a huge amount of these prunes are flattened, which makes pitting difficult, so market players expect a higher supply of unpitted prunes this season. As the 2020 crops in the USA and France were already lower than the year before, the production deficit in Chile further widens the supply gap in the international prune market. Demand is high, but in addition to lower supply, the global container shortage and massive increase in freight costs are hampering trade.
US crop above last year's level
California Prunes e