Shifting weather conditions
Nighttime frosts hit important growing areas in Turkey last weekend with growers reporting that the vines have been considerably damaged. Estimates as to the extent of the damage range far apart with reports stating that 20-70% of the vines have been severly hit. Although temperatures are up again and there is more sun, frost will remain a risk factor throughout April.
Farmgate prices expected to rise
Export prices are firm as standard type 9 sultanas continue to trade in a range of USD 1.80-1.90/kg FOB Iz