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Sultanas: considerable frost damages expected

April 13, 2021 3:56 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Although the full damage still needs to be assessed, it is certain that frost had a considerable impact on the vines in Turkey last weekend. Farmgate prices are expected to take a new turn.

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

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