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Raisins: crackdown disrupts trading

December 20, 2022 at 10:59 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/TEHRAN. While the TMO is missing its purchasing target in Turkey, the violent government crackdown on protesters has left its mark on Iran’s raisin market.

Producers lose interest in TMO

Sales to the TMO have decreased in Turkey in recent weeks. Issue is that market prices range on a similar level. Estimates state that the state-run organisation has only bought around 90,000 mt of raisins so far, which falls short of the 100,000 mt target intended for the end of the year. Questions now is when the TMO will start to sell its supplies. Consensus is that the 2021 crop will be sold first.

While normal weather conditions continue to be reported in Manisa, the market is following the heated debates over a further inc

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