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Sultanas: growers hold back goods

November 7, 2023 at 3:34 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. In the first two months of this season, growers delivered significantly fewer sultanas to the markets than in previous years. This once again emphasises the massive yield losses that the industry is struggling with this year.

Raw material deliveries have halved

According to reports from the Aegean Chamber of Commerce, only 62,401 mt of sultanas were registered for sale by farmers in the first two months of the new season, compared to 152,702 mt in the same period last year, which was more than twice as much, and registrations were also significantly higher in the first two months of the 2021/2022 season at 135,721 mt. This behaviour underlines the significantly lower availability this season as well as growers' attempts to achieve higher prices by holding back some of their goods.

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