Dried Fruit

Raisins: output much lower than possible

June 14, 2022 11:24 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

MALAYER. Growers prune their vines on 10,700 ha in Iran’s Malayer county. They also harvest around 240,000 mt of grapes, of which 94% are then dried and turned into sultana raisins. Malayer’s annual raisin production ranges at 35,000-40,000 mt.

Output falls 50% short of what is possible

Suppliers mainly export these raisins to Canada, Turkey and Ukraine as well as the Middle East. These volumes, however, fall short of the 81,000 mt the province would be able to produce. Issue is that the 61 processing units located in Malayer fail to reach full capacity. The industry employs around 15,000 people. Growers are busy pruning nearly all year round to increase productivity. By cutting off dried branches and excess vegetation and removing buds that do not bear fruit the vines have more energy to carry grapes.

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
Oct 4, 2022
MANISA. Adverse weather conditions have lead to great differences in quality for sultanas. Producers are also extremely dissatisfied with current market prices and have prompted the TMO to act.
Sep 28, 2022
MANILA. The coconut market, like all other markets, has been badly hit by the crises in the world market. In addition, there is the typhoon season, which has already caused damage in the Philippines; all this will have an impact on prices.
Dried Fruit
Sep 28, 2022
IZMIR. Turkish exports of dried sour cherries experienced a heavy damper at the beginning of the new season. Due to the low demand, export prices also had to be adjusted.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022
AYDIN. In Turkey, dried fig production is now almost complete and the 2022/2023 export season is due to officially start next week. There are, however, significant price differences.