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Sultanas: sluggish grape sales should increase dried fruit production

August 5, 2020 11:10 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/PEKING. Chinese dried fruit exporters are reporting lower demand for table grapes, which could lead to an increase in sultana and raisin production. These expectations are also reflected in prices.

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As recently as June, experts had estimated the production of dried grapes in China at 135,000 metric tonnes, which would have been a decline of 15,000 metric tonnes compared to last year. Instead, some optimistic market players are now speculating on a production result of up to 250,000 metric tonnes. The reason given for this substantial increase is the lower demand for table grapes, which means that a larger quantity of fruit would be available for drying. This is also reflected in the currently very favourab

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