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Sultanas: South Africa hopes for production increase

January 19, 2022 at 9:36 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/CAPE TOWN. In Turkey, farmers continue pruning vines despite the adverse weather conditions. Meanwhile, in South Africa, sultana production is starting and the outlook is for a significant increase in yields compared to last year.

Turkish traders are optimistic

Cold temperatures, frost and snow have been prevailing across Turkey since last week and are expected to stay for a while. Despite the cold weather, farmers in the Manisa region are continuing their pruning work in the vineyards.

In the past two weeks, the market has been quiet from the buyers' side, demand has been limited and there has also been little trading on the Izmir Stock Exchange. Farmgate prices for sultanas, type 9, are currently quoted at TRY 15-16/kg. Export prices for prompt shipment are stable at USD 1,550/

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