Dried Fruit

Sultanas: exports fall short of expectations

November 23, 2022 at 11:13 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. While the 62nd International Dried Grape Conference held online on 3 November showed that global sultana and raisin production will decline by 4.5% in the Northern Hemisphere and by 3.5% in the Southern Hemisphere, exporters in Turkey are working at full capacity to complete their orders before Christmas. Shipments are, however, falling short of expectations.

Dent in supplies

Good news is that it has finally started to rain in Manisa. Growers hope that the rain will last until the end of the week as the vines require the water to recover from this year’s production. Estimates issued at the International Grape Conference, in fact, show that Turkey will produce 320,000 mt of sultanas and raisins in 2022, thereby accounting for 27% of global production, which is estimated at 1.17 million mt for the Northern and Southern Hemisphere combined. Next in line is China with 190,000 mt, followed by the USA with 172,741 mt and

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