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Sultanas: buyers not in purchasing mode

October 17, 2023 at 10:54 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Prices are still on the upswing in Turkey and farmers are keen to take advantage leaving exporters to find themselves in a difficult position at last week’s Anuga. Updated production estimates for sultanas and raisins have emerged in several producing countries showing a slump in global production for 2023/2024.

The sky’s the limit for farmers

Prices are increasing relentlessly for sultana raisins. As farmers are very much aware that traders and exporters require supplies, they prefer to hold on to large stocks and to wait for prices to rise further. They anticipate prices ranging as high as TRY 100/kg. With organic sultanas nearly sold out exporters have stopped issuing offers and only provide their own customers with prices.

Expectation is that producer organisation Tariş will announce new prices for the third time this season. The new new bids will probabl

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