Dried Fruit

Sultanas: good exports but few sales

May 12, 2020 11:30 AM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

MANISA. Exports continue at a high level, but new sales hardly take place. Overall the market is very quiet, especially compared to last week.

Weekly exports have increased

The weekend curfews introduced in 24 major Turkish cities as a measure against the spread of coronavirus will continue next weekend. The regulation will be in effect from 16 to 19 May, which is a public holiday in Turkey. However, the travel bans and curfews have already been relaxed in nine provinces so far, as the measures are working well. In addition, hairdressers and barbers as well as shopping centres have reopened this week.

The commodity exchange in Izmir is still open two days a week only. After the TMO increased their commodity prices last week, the farmers hoped to sell their goods for TRY 10 per kg or even more. They were disappointed, however, because exporters are not buying much farmgate goods due to a lack of demand from abroad. Due to the Ramadan celebrations, the market is expected to remain rather quiet until the end of next week. The Turkish Lira continues to decline in value, although not as severely as last week.

Sultanas, Turkey



RTU grade, Type 8, medium


Grade A, Type 9, STD


Grade A, Type 10, STD


Organic, Grade A, Type 9


FOB Izmir

No demand, but exports continue

Market players report that demand has declined massively and this situation is not expected to change until after Ramadan. Export prices are therefore at the same level as last week. Crop estimates are currently similar to last season, but disease infestation of the vines or bad weather conditions could still cause significant changes. Last week Turkey exported 4,046 metric tonnes of sultanas, compared to only 3,830 metric tonnes in the same period last year. Since the beginning of the season a total of 186,379 metric tonnes has been shipped overseas, compared to 195,186 metric tonnes in the same period last year.

Seedless dried raisin exports, Turkey



avg. USD/mt

avg. EUR/mt









since the start of the season

View more information
price chart, sultanas, type 9, Turkey
price chart, sultanas, type 10, Turkey
price chart, organic sultanas, type 9, standard, Turkey
more price charts

Attached Files

File icon
price chart sultanas, grade A, type 10, standard
File icon
price chart sultanas, grade A, type 9, standard

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
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.
Dried Fruit
Sep 27, 2022
MALATYA. Although exports for the new season are far below last year's levels, exporters are expressing satisfaction. Growers, meanwhile, are far from happy with the farmgate prices, which do not come close to covering production costs.