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Sultanas: storm continues unabated

October 10, 2023 at 9:52 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Although the price rise for sultanas is still in full swing, high rates have put off many buyers and demand remains weak. For suppliers this is the perfect storm and there is little chance that the hike will stop soon.

Small antidote for buyers

In Turkey, the prices for sultanas are far from attractive and the market can only speculate as to when they will finally level off. Most exporters are presently attending the Anuga Food and Beverage Fair in Cologne and a clearer picture will emerge after their return. The volumes traded at the Izmir Commodity Exchange still range as low as 50 mt per day.

Expectation is that organic sultana supplies will soon be sold out as only big farmers still hold volumes. They prefer to wait for prices to rise to TRY 95-100/kg before selling an

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