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Sultanas: Turkey increases export value by 17%

January 30, 2024 at 3:31 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/CAPE TOWN. In addition to Muslim countries, buyers from other destinations are also showing increased interest in Turkish sultanas. There are further price increases. In South Africa, the harvest is expected to start around a week later than usual.

Overseas demand is growing

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin on 10 March 2024. In preparation for this, many buyers have been stocking up on products such as dried fruit for several weeks. Demand for sultanas is rising: buying interest from other parts of the world is also increasing noticeably, despite the significantly higher prices this year.

Last week's exports of 4,105 mt were only slightly behind the exports in the same week last year, but at 108,836 mt, total shipments since the start of the season have not come close to the previous year

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